Laura Sitaru, Ph. D., is a lecturer at Arabic Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Bucharest, Romania. She is currently working on cultural patterns and identities in Arab Islamic World in modern context. Her areas of interest also include modern Arabic literature and contemporary political developments in Arab World. As a lecturer at Arabic Department, she delivers undergraduate and graduate courses of Arabic Language (Modern Standard Arabic) and Arab Islamic Civilization (Modern Period). In 2009 her book Arab Political Thought. Key-concepts between tradition and innovation was published by Romanian Polirom publishing house. Furthermore, she has published a number of articles and she develops research activities for the Analysis and Research Department of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Cairo University, Faculty of Arts (2000-2001) and Faculty of Political Sciences and Economy (2007-2008). She finished her Ph.D. and M.A degrees in conceptual history at the University of Bucharest and B.A. degree in Arabic Language and Literature at the same university. She is fluent in Arabic, French, Italian and English.
Read Dr. Sitaru's final research paper here.