Firas Al-Atraqchi Assoc. Professor of Practice in Journalism at American University in Cairo

Firas Al-Atraqchi is a Canadian journalist of Arab descent who has covered the Middle East since 1992.

In April 2010, he left Al Jazeera's English-language website, where he had worked as a senior editor since 2004.

In September 2010, he joined the American University of Cairo as an associate professor of practice at the Journalism and Mass Communication department.

A guitar-wielding history buff, he is also into heavy metal music and sci-fi.

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