Mirena Christoff began her academic career as an Assistant Professor of Arabic at Sofia University, where she taught advanced language and translation courses for eight years. In this country, she has taught Arabic courses at UCLA, Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, the Arabic School at Middlebury College, and UC Santa Barbara, before joining Brown faculty at the Center for Language Studies in 2002. Her professional involvement in the four-year Arabic curriculum includes teaching courses at the beginning through advanced level and supervising the Arabic program. She serves as academic advisor to Brown freshmen, sophomores, and MES concentrators. Mirena Christoff has translated extensively from and into Arabic. Her research and publications reflect her pedagogical and scholarly interests in translation studies, Arab cultural history, and the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language.