I am an Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. My research focuses on disability studies, illness narratives, and narrative therapy. As a scholar invested in finding commonalities between Eastern and Western literature, my research interests include, but are not limited to, madness and disability in fiction, Middle Eastern literature, Victorian literature, postcolonial literature, and critical race theory. I teach both literature as well as creative writing and narrative voice, and alongside academic publications, I also write and publish creative fiction.
My motivation for becoming an AGYA member was to enter a space for interdisciplinary research. Crossing my disciplinary perimeters and working together with bright minds from the Arab region and Germany undoubtedly provides many opportunities to collaborate on exciting research.
|2016 - today||Assistant Professor, Department of English, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait|
|2015 - 2016||Assistant Professor, Department of English, Arab Open University, Kuwait|
|2014||Ph.D., University of Kent, England, United Kingdom|
|2009||M.A., University of Exeter, England, United Kingdom|
- AGYA Publications
- Hip-Hop in the Arab World and Kuwait
- Working Groups
- Arab and German Education
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur W. Frank