Nadine A. Sinno has been appointed an assistant professor of Arabic in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Sinno is one of 14 new faculty members at the college this fall. These new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. More than 70 full-time permanent faculty members have been added to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in the past three years under the leadership of Dean Sue Ott Rowlands.

Sinno’s current research focuses on the intersection of writing, war, and technology in contemporary diaries by Arab women, as well as modern Arabic literature and cultural studies. 

At Virginia Tech, she is teaching Arabic language classes. Her work has appeared in a number of international journals. Her publications include a translation from Arabic to English of acclaimed Lebanon novelist Nazik Saba Yared’s “Canceled Memories.”

Sinno holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature and cultural studies and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in literary translation from the University of Arkansas, as well as a master's degree and bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut.