Dr. Marielle Risse teaches literature and cultural studies in Salalah, Oman. Her research areas are Dhofari cultures/ history, comparitive literature and intercultural communication. She has taught at the university level in Oman for over fourteen years and in the United Arab Emirates for two years.

She has published two books: Foodways in Southern Oman (Routledge, 2021) and Community and Autonomy in Southern Oman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Her work has been published in (journals) Al Sha’ar, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Fabula, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing, North Dakota Quarterly, Pedagogy, and TESOL Arabia’s Perspective; (newspapers) The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Washington Post; (proceedings of the) Seminar for Arabian Studies and 15th & 16th Oman International ELT Conference; (website) Anthropology News; (books) Advancing English Language Education, Emanations, Focusing on EFL Reading: Theory and Practice, Literature Teaching in EFL/ESL: New Perspectives and Travel Culture (Praeger).

She has presented at the annual conferences of the American Anthropological Association, International Association for the Study of Arabia (formerly the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia), Middle Eastern Studies Association and Royal Geographical Society, as well as the American Comparative Literature Association, Modern Language Association and TESOL Arabia. She has also presented at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, the Royal Anthropological Institute (London), the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) and Oxford University.