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Abla Oudeh is a lecturer in Arabic studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, teaching Arabic language and translation, and organises the Institute’s annual Alexandria Poetry Recitation Prize. She has previously taught translation studies at the University of Edinburgh, and has an MA in Translation and Linguistics (University of Bath, 1992). She has several published translations from English into Arabic including: Taste of Thyme, Culinary Cultures of the Middle East by R. Tapper and S. Zubaida, 2009 (awarded best translation 2010 by the University of Philadelphia, Amman, Jordan); Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation by Sarah Irving, 2013; Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression by Lewis Wolpert, 2014; and Stranger Magic, Charmed States & the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner, 2016.