SOAS University of London

SOAS Centenary

Alumni Profiles 1930s

Paul Robeson

Swahili and phonetics, 1934

Paul Robeson

Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson (1898-1976) was one of the truly inspirational figures of the 20th century, a man with a quite breathtaking array of talents and accomplishments...

Emeritus Professor Bernard Lewis
Bernard Lewis

One of the most influential postwar historians of Islam and the Middle East, Professor Lewis' intellectual debates with Edward Said have been crucial in shaping post-colonial critiques.