Dr. Marielle Risse has lived and taught at the university level in Oman for over twelve years and in the United Arab Emirates for two years. Her research areas are Dhofari cultures, comparative literature, and intercultural communication. Her work has been published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, Pedagogy, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Emanations, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post and Travel Culture (Praeger). She has presented at conferences in England, Scotland, Oman, Dubai, Sharjah, the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, including presentations at the Royal Anthropological Institute (London), the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Oxford University, and the MESA, MLA, ACLA, BFSA, RGS, and BRISMES annual conferences.
(photo by M. A. Al Awaid)