Haci Osman Gündüz
- BA, Atatürk University (Erzurum, Turkey)
- MA, Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia)
Mr. Haci Osman Gündüz (“Ozzy”) is the Summer Language Program Instructor in Classical Arabic for the summer 2020 term. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Arabic Language and Literature in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) department of Harvard University. He previously taught Arabic at Tufts University from 2010 to 2016. He is mainly interested in Arabic literature in Ottoman Syria during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He is also interested in Islamic intellectual history and history of the Ottoman Empire.
Mr. Gündüz’s teaching philosophy focuses on a student-centered classroom experience conducive to effective language learning. He implements a wide array of classroom activities aiming at full learner participation. He brings his expertise in Classical Arabic to the classroom, introducing students not only to the grammar, syntax, and morphology of the Arabic language but also to the rich corpus of sources available in Arabic.