Researcher, academic, and advanced facilitator of cultural intelligence (CQ). My research interests lie at the intersection of cultural studies, education and phenomenology, with a focus on the Arab context. I have published with well-known publishers (Springer, Taylor & Francis, Palgrave, Nature Research, SAGE and Wiley) and written in both English and Arabic for impact-factor journals. Recently, I have co-coined ‘the theory of multiple stupidities’, ‘the theory of retroactivism’, ‘the pedagogy of poverty’ and the ‘crowd-reflecting’. In addition to academic work, I have been engaged with the leadership of academia, e.g. working as a consultant for the Vice Presidency of Jazan University and as a chair and a member of various standing committees.