Zeina Schlenoff

Teaching faculty iii
Director and Advisor, Middle Eastern Studies

Office: 342 Diffenbaugh

Phone: 850-644-3012

Fax: 850-644-0524

Email: zschlenoff@fsu.edu

Dr. Schlenoff is an instructor of Arabic. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and specializes in 20th century French and Francophone Literature, especially women writers from the Arab World. She is the Coordinator and Advisor for Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Program Leader for the Intensive French Program in Paris, France.

Research interests:

  • Social Media in the Arab World 
  • Middle-Eastern Women Writers
  • Women in Islam
  • Arab Cinema
  • People and Cultures of the Middle East


  • US Department of Education, Title VI A
  • Saudi Aramco Services, Outreach Enhancement


  • Book: “Le bonheur chez la femme colettienne,” Peter Lang Publishing Inc. New York, 1997

Courses taught at FSU:

  • Beginning Arabic I
  • Beginning Arabic II
  • Intermediate Arabic
  • Formal Spoken Arabic
  • Arabic Translation
  • Media Arabic
  • Levantine Arabic
  • Survey of the Middle East
  • Modern Middle East Cinema
  • Women and Islam
  • Conversation in Standard Arabic


  • University Teaching Awards, 2005 and 2011