Dr. Arby Ted Siraki
Dr. Arby Ted Siraki Assistant Professor

Contact Information
arby.siraki@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 4487


Assistant Professor, Department of English

Dr. Arby Ted Siraki earned his PhD in English from The University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2013, where he taught as an instructor before moving to teach at the American University of Kuwait from 2014 to 2019 as assistant professor. His research focuses on eighteenth-century literature and intellectual history, with a particular focus on aesthetics and Adam Smith, the economist and moral philosopher. Dr. Siraki has had scholarly articles published in The Adam Smith Review and Neophilologus. He has also contributed several articles to the Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789 (Wiley-Blackwell) and, more recently, he has published book reviews on eighteenth-century literature and historiography as well as contemporary popular culture, including the rhetoric of medical conspiracy theories.

  • PhD, University of Ottawa
  • BA and MA, York University

  • Eighteenth-century literature and culture
  • Intellectual history
  • Classical literature
  • Linguistics
  • Composition
  • Public speaking
  • Popular culture

Research Interests
  • Adam Smith and the Scottish enlightenment
  • Eighteenth-century literature
  • Popular culture studies