Dr. Obaida Almommani is an assistant professor of translation and linguistics at Effat University. He received his PhD in Linguistics/Translation in 2012 from Macquarie University/ Australia. His dissertation titled "Manipulation: an evasive and indeterminate phenomenon in translation" empirically explored the manipulative aspects of translations of non-literary texts. This was attainable through an extensive study of a large body of real-life texts and their Arabic/English translations.
Dr. Almommani tutored translation courses at the University of Western Sydney/Australia. He is a professional translator and interpreter who was accredited by the Australian National Accreditation Authority for Translator and Interpreters in 2004. He worked extensively as an interpreter and translator. He interpreted, translated and sight-translated in various fields and locations such as courts, police stations, hospitals, medical centres, detention centres and many others. Dr. Almommani is a member of many professional associations such as the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) and World Arab Translators' Association (WATA).