• Born in Dubai in 1952.
  • Specialization: Sociology

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Kuwait University (1977).
  • D. in Sociology, University of Reading (December, 1983).

Academic Career

  • Assistant professor at the Department of Sociology (1984-1989).
  • Associate professor of Sociology (1989-2004)
  • Director of the History and Popular Heritage Research Centre (1990-1992).
  • Vice Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, United Arab Emirates University (1992-1996).
  • Professor at the United Arab Emirates University (1984-1998). Taught various academic courses including: Cognitive Sociology; Industrial Sociology, Political Sociology, UAE Society, Arab Society, Social and Cultural Change, Social Development (in English), Research Project, Social Problems, Contributing to the Development of the Educational Process and Contemporary Social Issues.
  • Supervision and co-supervision of Masters and Ph.D. theses and discussion of scholarly theses.
  • Supervision of Diploma researches for the Sociology Department, United Arab Emirates University (1993).
  • Participated in many conferences and symposiums both in the UAE and abroad.

Memberships

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation.
  • Founding board member of the Sociological Association.
  • Founding member of the Emirates Writers’ Union.
  • Editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Social Affairs”, issued by the Sociological Association.
  • Consultant at the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Media Centre.

Publications

  • Al Tanmia wal Taghyeer Al Ijtima’I fil Emarat (Development and Social Change in the United Arab Emirates), Al Faraby Publishing- Beirut (1991).
  • Al Taqafa Al Istihlakiya wal Ittijahat Al Hadeetha, a translation of Consumerist Culture and Modern Trendsby Mike Featherstone, Al Faraby Publishing- Beirut (1991).
  • “Bihudoo’” (“Calmly”: A collection of articles on a number of local and international Issues, 1992).
  • Al Mushkilat Al Ijtima’iyya fil Emarat (Social Problems in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah – The Sociological Association, 1993).
  • Authored many academic studies and researches.
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