Mario Kozah

Mario Kozah received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in Oriental Studies. He moved to Lebanon in 2003 and began teaching Arabic, Semitic Studies and Syriac language and literature at the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages and Islamic Studies at CAMES. He is twice recipient of a Qatar National Research Fund grant and is the lead editor of the 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; and forthcoming in 2016). He has also edited a volume on the Lebanese 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).

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