Dr. Emad Abdul-Latif studied rhetoric and discourse analysis at Cairo University, Egypt, and Lancaster University, England. He is a member of the editorial boards of al-Arabiyya Journal (USA) and Papers in Linguistics (Egypt) He contributed to the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Islam (Leiden and Brill) and the first and second editions of the Oxford Dictionary of African Biography (Oxford). In addition, he co-authored nine books, translated and reviewed six others from English to Arabic, and independently authored five published books. Dr. Abdul-Latif has received a number of awards, including the 2011 international Al Muhajir Award of Thought, Literature, and Arts, the 2010 Taha Hussein Award for Linguistics and Literary Criticism in Egypt and the Arab World from the Egyptian Supreme Council for Culture, and the 2013 prize for Best Arab Book in Social Sciences from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture for his book The Rhetoric of Liberation. He was also included in the 30tth Pearl Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in the World.