Shahla Suleiman


Shahla Suleiman is a Teaching Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies.
She is the teacher and course organiser for the Centre’s Arabic Language Programme aimed at University of Cambridge research students. She also runs the Centre’s School Outreach Programme and works closely with primary and secondary schools

She acted as Project Manager of the Centre’s landmark study ‘Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain’.

Shahla taught Arabic and coordinated Arabic language teaching at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh and taught at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at University of Cambridge.

She worked as Director and Project Manager of an educational consultancy that undertook extensive work in various Arabic language teaching reform initiatives in the Middle East.

Shahla is interested in conversion to Islam in Britain and the place of Arabic language among non-Arab Muslims.