Mustafa Mughazy

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Mustafa Mughazy
Professor of Arabic
Office: 
(269) 387-2933
Fax: 
(269) 387-6333
Location: 
818 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Mailing address: 
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Office hours: 

Monday and Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
And by appointment

Education: 
  • Ph.D., Theoretical Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • M.A., Theoretical Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University, 1999
  • B.A., Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Alexandria University, 1995
Research interests: 
  • Interface of semantics and pragmatics
  • Issues of temporal reference in Arabic
Creative interests: 
  • Developing print and online teaching materials
Bio: 

Dr. Mustafa Mughazy is an associate professor of Arabic and linguistics in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University.

Mughazy is the author of "Dardasha: Introduction to Egyptian Arabic" and the editor of "Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XX," in addition to a series of articles and book chapters.

He was on the program team for the annual Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival that was held every March on WMU's main campus. The six-day competitive event was dedicated to the presentation of original creative cinema from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish-speaking cultures around the world, with the movie subtitles in English. The films competed for the Gold Kazoo prize.

Mughazy was the recipient of the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award in Research and Creative Activity.