School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Marlé Hammond

Key information

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Senior Lecturer in Arabic Popular Literature and Culture Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies Member Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies Member
BA, MA, Mphil, PhD (Columbia)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
020 7898 4518
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Monday and Friday (12:00pm - 1:00pm)


Marlé Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Arabic Popular Literature and Culture.  

Prior to her arrival at SOAS in August 2010, she held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University (2007-2010) and a Research Centre Fellowship in the Programme of Arabic Poetry and Comparative Poetics at St. John’s College, Oxford (2002-2006).

Former holder of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2017-2018) for a research project entitled 'From Fiction to Fact: the Curious Evolution of an Arabic Epic'.  


Research interests

Classical and Modern Arabic Literature and Poetics; Egyptian and Arabic Cinemas; Women's Writing; Folkloric Narrative.



PhD Supervision

Name Title
Dalal S Al-Baroud Reflections on the Dialogue with the Divine: A Comparative Study of Muslim and Christian Sources
Mr Hasan Al-Khoee The Evolution of Arabic Public Oratory in the Early Muslim Period [1st-3rd/7th-9th centuries]
Hebah Hasan O Albiti Social Change through Power of Imagination in Arabic Theatre: How the Raḥbānī Brothers’ Works Empowered their Audiences
Ms Taroob Boulos Breaking the Silence: Pain, Torture, Resistance and Bearing Witness in the Narratives of Palestinian War Prisoners and Detainees (1967 to 2015)
Faizul Redhwan Karim Gender Relations in the Qur'ān
Dr Annie Webster Stories of Creative Destruction in post-2003 Iraqi Fiction


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