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Spencer Scoville

Asian and Near Eastern Languages

3061 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Office Hours:
M 2:00-3:00PM, Th 1:00-2:00PM or By Appointment
3061 JFSB


BA, Brigham Young U., 2002  MA, Georgetown U., 2005, PhD. Modern Arabic Literature, U. of Michigan, 2012


Modern Arabic Literature
Russian-Arab Literary/Cultural Connections
Translation Studies
Arabic Language Pedagogy

Research Interests

Modern Arabic Literature
Translation Theory
Russian/Arab Literary Relations
Postcolonial Literary Studies

Teaching Interests

Modern Arabic Literature
Arabic Language


  • PhD, Near Eastern Studies , Modern Arabic Literature/Arabic Language Pedagogy, University of Michigan (2012)
  • MA, Arab Studies , Georgetown University (2005)
  • BA, Comparative Literature , Russian, Brigham Young University (2002)

Honors and Awards

  • Ludwig-Weber-Siebach Professorship, Brigham Young University (2020 - 2023)
  • Humanities Experiential Learning Educator Award, College of Humanities (2021 - 2021)

Courses Taught