"I want to be remembered by my students as a teacher who quickened their desire to live seriously, creatively, and cheerfully."
Zahi Khamis is the director of the Arabic program as well as a teacher of Arabic at Goucher College. He joined Goucher faculty in 2008, after having taught Mathmatics public schools for 16 years. Zahi earned his first degree in Mathematics at SDSU and his M.A in Liberal Studies at Loyola University of Maryland. In addition to teaching, Zahi is an accomplished artist whose work has appeared in a number of solo and group exhibits, including shows at the United Nations, Maryland space for the arts, The Palestine Center (Washington D.C) and the Carnegie Institute for Peace (Washington D.C). Some of his artwork can be viewed at zahiart.com.
Conference Papers & Panel Participation
2010 Middle East Studies Association, Presenter for Panel: “From Kafka to Sabra and Shatila: Palestine and the Paradigm of Erasure.” November 18, 2010.
2010 RAWI (Radius of Arab-American Writers) Panel Presentation “The Politics of Palestinian Art” University of Michigan, June 5, 2010.
2010 Mohawk Valley Community College, Palestinian Cultural Presentation. The Legacy of Exile. April 8, 2010.
2010 Syracuse University, Palestinian Cultural Presentation. The Legacy of Exile. Spring, 2010.
2009 Salisbury State University, Palestinian Cultural Presentation. November 14, 2009.
2008 Loyola College, Baltimore, MD. From Baltimore to Jerusalem and Back. Reading and Cultural Presentation, April 17, 2007.
2007 Translations of three Mahmoud Darwish poems, Ezra Journal of Translation, Fall 2007.