American Univesity of Beirut

Mario Kozah

​​​Mario Kozah B.A. Hons., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) teaches Islamic Studies, Arabic and Syriac language and literature in the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES), at the American University of Beirut. His publications include a trilogy: The Syriac Writers of Qatar in the Seventh Century; An Anthology of Syriac Writers from Qatar in the Seventh Century; and Dadisho Qatraya's Compendious Commentary on the Paradise of the Egyptian Fathers in Garshuni (Gorgias Press, 2014, 2015, 2016). He has also edited a volume on the Lebanese Anglophone poet Jawdat Haydar (Jawdat Haydar's Poetic Legacy: Issues of Modernity, Belonging, Language and Transcendence. CSP, 2016), and is the author of a monograph on the Muslim polymath Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī: The Birth of Indology as an Islamic Science. Al-Bīrūnī's Treatise on Yoga Psychology (Leiden: Brill, 2015).  His forthcoming publication with the Library of Arabic Literature (NYU Press) is entitled The Arabic Yoga-Sūtras: Al-Bīrūnī's Book of Patañjali the Indian (2019).

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