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DR Christina Mayer




  • Dr Christina Mayer is the Convenor of the Arabic Program. She is a graduate of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (degrees in Arabic, Turkish and Russian studies, undergraduate training in Libya and the USSR), with an MA in Applied Linguistics and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies (both awarded by The University of Melbourne), with research conducted in Morocco, Egypt and Syria. She first started working at the UoM in 1989. She is a prolific textbook writer and material developer. Her research interests in Arabic studies include language teaching for specific purposes and in Islamic studies the role of magic in modern Arab societies, particularly in the lives of women.   


Member of

  • LCNAU / Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities. Individual member 2014 -
  • AUSIT / Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators. Ordinary member 2003 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • CELTA, University of Cambridge 2008
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1996
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1993
  • BA, Eotvos Lorand University 1983
  • BA (Honours), Eotvos Lorand University 1982


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Christina Mayer is available for supervision in the following areas:
    Arabic Studies
    Islamic Studies
    Gender Studies
    Applied Linguistics