Joseph O'Hara holds a BA (MA) in Hebrew with Aramaic and Syriac from the University of Oxford. In 2014 he was awarded a doctoral studentship from the AHRC-funded project The Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia (PI: Michael Macdonald), also at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis examined the phonology and morphology of the Rweyli dialect of Arabic, for which he also produced a dictionary. He is currently a junior postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, working on the AHRC/DFG-funded project The History of the Jewish Book in the Islamicate World (PIs: Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Prof. Dr. Ronny Vollandt), for which he is currently investigating a selected corpus of medieval Jewish manuscripts held in British collections. He is also a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He has previously been a research assistant at the universities of Oxford and Sheffield, working on projects in Rabbinic literature and in phonetics, and a supervisor in phonetics, phonology, and morphology at the University of Cambridge.
Joseph O'Hara | Faculty of Oriental Studies