is associate professor at KU Leuven, Campus Sint-Andries in Antwerp. He is also the co-founder of Arabic Translators International (ATI), an international association uniting translators of Arabic worldwide, and he is a co-editor of its series ATI Publications. He lectures in history of Arabic culture, legal translation, business translation and interpreting. His research interests include translation studies and translation technology, legal translation, legal terminology, translation of literary and religious texts, Arabic language and linguistics, Islamic studies and history, Semitic languages and linguistics, Hebrew studies and Judeo-Arabic literature. He has published on translation studies, Arabic linguistics, Semitic languages and Judeo-Arabic literature.