Aliyu Mustapha Lawal is a Lecturer of Hausa and Arabic in the African Languages and Translation program. He worked as a Hausa lecturer at the Faculty of African Postgraduate Studies at Cairo University from 2014 to 2021. Additionally, he is the author of several publications in Arabic poetry, the Hausa language, and translation. Lawal has also worked as a translator, news editor, and broadcaster at the National Media Authority in Maspero, Egypt, from 2020 to 2021. He has made appearances on literary and cultural TV shows in the UAE and Egypt and has published numerous articles and poems in magazines such as Al Qawafee magazine in Sharjah, The Magazine of Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, Al Azhar Magazine in Egypt, and One Million Poet Magazine in Abu Dhabi. As a poet, he has actively participated in several competitions and festivals of Arabic poetry, including the "Rabat International Book Fair" in Morocco in 2022, "The Prince of Poets Competition" in Abu Dhabi in 2021, the "Sharjah Poetic Festival" in Sharjah in 2019, and the "Luxor Poetic Festival" in Egypt in 2016.
Lawal’s research interest is concentrated on language and literature.