Sadam Issa is an Assistant Professor at the Linguistics Department and Michigan State University. His research interests range from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, to research on anxiety in the classroom, the use of technology, visual rhetoric, and lastly, political cartoons. He has published articles in a number of journals including: Al-‘Arabiyya, Pragmatics and Society, Arabic Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Politeness Research, Popular Music and Society, Visual Studies, and the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. He is currently writing a book on Arabic political cartoons.