Humanities @ Work in the Community, Health & Tech Industries
Dr. Soudi is a sociolinguist interested in the interplay
between language and society and the way people use language in different social settings. He is a Teaching Associate Professor in the department of Linguistics in the Dietrich School, a Faculty Fellow with the Honors College, and a Faculty Affiliate with the African Studies Center at Pitt. Dr. Soudi is the primary investigator of a project on Humanities @ Work in the Community, Health, and Tech Industries which is part of the Pitt Strategic Plan (2025). He has been co-directing a master’s level course on cultural competency offered through the Institute for Clinical Research Education for 15 years. In 2019, he was recognized as an “Honorary Employee” by M*Modal and gave the keynote speech at their ClosedLoop Conference. He is also the founder of the Linguistic Internship Program, and he collaborates with diverse community and tech industries.
Soudi is passionate about teaching humanities and social sciences and firmly believes that they are vital to an informed and engaged society. He is also passionate about preparing his students and interns for challenging careers where both humanities and social sciences are part of the solution, training them in a structured and supportive environment, and strengthening his institution's industry partnerships for the greater benefit of everyone.
University of Pittsburgh
Sociolinguist, Program Director, Course Director
Dr. Soudi is a Sociolinguist recognized for several scholarly accomplishments in Conversation Analysis, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, Arabic Linguistics, Electronic Health Records, Cultural Competency in medical practice, as well as a commitment to continually developing his teaching practice and enabling his students to access opportunities beyond the classroom through his Humanities at Work initiative. He directs the Linguistics Internship Program, ...