Recent alum RB Smith wins 2020 AATA Translation Prize!

RB Smith ’20 received first prize in literary category for the American Association of Arabic Teachers Translation Contest! He worked with Professor Radwa El Barouni on this translation last year.  The official announcement from AATA can be found here.

Current Arabic Studies students Max Chayet, Sam Gollub, and Rachel Morrow interviewed RB about his work, the challenges of studying Arabic, and his future plans.