University of Texas Scholar Rasha Diab Wins Outstanding Book Award

Rasha Diab, an associate professor in the department of rhetoric and writing at the University of Texas at Austin, received the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The award is given annually to the author of a book in the field of composition and rhetoric.

Dr. Diab was honored for her book Shades of Sulh: The Rhetorics of Arab-Islamic Reconciliation (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). Sulh is a longstanding Arab-Islamic peacemaking process used to resolve intrapersonal, interpersonal, communal, national, and international conflicts.

A native of Egypt, Dr. Diab joined the faculty at the University of Texas in 2009. She is a graduate of Ains Shams University in Cairo, where she majored in English. Dr. Diab earned a master’s degree in linguistics from Ain Shames University and a Ph.D. in composition and rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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