Ali Abdullah

Ali Abdullah

Department of Modern Languages
Doctoral researcher Distance Learning

Contact details

PhD Title:  Historicizing Global Hispanophone Fiction: Hispanidad and Representations of Otherness in Colonial Equatorial Guinea
SupervisorsDr Berny Sèbe and Dr Monica Jato
PhD Comparative Literature


  • BA Social Studies Education – Purdue University
  • MA Language and Literature – Purdue University


I earned both my BA and MA at Purdue University. As an undergraduate, I became interested in the study of history, languages, and cultures. Studying abroad in Spain and in the Dominican Republic gave Spanish language and literature a special place in my heart.


I teach Spanish at the Community College of Qatar in Doha, Qatar.

Other activities

  • "Intimate Eyes," Synergies in Communication: University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania. October 31, 2019.
  • "Transnational Liberation: Cuba and the Dismantling of the White Supremacy Myth in Southern Africa." Re-Imagining the World: Borders, Boundaries, and Being. 2nd Annual Humanities Conference: Community College of Qatar, Doha, Qatar. March 22, 2014.


  • Abdullah, Ali. "Intimate Eyes: A Historiography of European Women Travelers’ Impact on Orientalism." Synergy, vol. 16, no. 1, 2020, pp. 65–78.,