The Department of English Language and Literature dates back to the birth of the University of Bahrain in 1986. The Department strives to become a regional hub of excellence in teaching and research in applied English language studies, literature, and literary criticism. It aims to contribute effectively to the development of students' linguistic and research skills, critical thinking abilities and skills, and the production of knowledge in language-related and literary fields through scientific research.

 

The Department has always developed its course offerings, reflecting the development and advancement of knowledge and the needs of the labor market. It offers courses in language skills, linguistics, and English literature, in addition to a minor in translation and an MA programme in Applied English Language Studies. The Department is characterized by a vibrant environment conducive to fruitful engagement of faculty and students. The Department distinguishes itself by providing students with a leading-edge qualification in both theory and practice in language-related fields, literature, and communication skills.

 

Both the undergraduate and graduate programmes have a documented record of high employment success and acceptance for further studies in internationally recognized universities. We are very proud of the success of our students and faculty, and look forward to many years of excellence in the future.

Dr. Al-Jalahma , Dheya Saqer

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dheya is the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature. She is an Assistant Professor of Translation Studies. She has a PhD in Translation Studies, Salford University, UK, 2013; an MA in Applied English Language Studies, University of Bahrain, 2002; a BA in English Language and Education, University of Bahrain, 1994. Her areas of interest and expertise include translation and intercultural studies, religious translation and the translation of sensitive texts.

 

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Dr. Bulaila, Abdulaziz Mohamed

Associate Professor

Dr Abdulaziz Bulaila is the Dean of the College of Arts. He is an Associate Professor of English Literature. He received his PhD in English Literature, University of Nottingham, UK, 1992; an MA in English and American Literature, Indiana State University, USA, 1984; and a BA in English Language and Literature, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1982. Dr Abdulaziz is also a Fulbright Fellow at Yale University, USA. His areas of interest and expertise are in literary studies, implementation of literature in the language classroom, and applied English language. He also has a wide experience in related fields of research and Quality Assurance.

 

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Dr. Chekili, Ferid

Associate Professor

Ferid Chekili is currently an associate professor of English and Linguistics. He completed a PhD in Linguistics at the University of London (UCL) in 1982; M. Phil. in General linguistics and Phonetics (transferred registration), University of London, 1980; Maîtrise es- Lettres Anglaises, University of Tunis, 1978. He was promoted to the rank of full Professor of English and Linguistics, in 2004. His areas of interest and specialization include all aspects of the structure of English, formal and comparative syntax, the syntax-morphology interface, and generative second language acquisition.

 

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Dr. Abdulla, Madani Othman

Associate Professor

Dr. Madani is an Associate Professor of Linguistics. He has a PhD in Linguistics, University of Wales, UK, 1988; an MA in Linguistics, University of Wales, UK, 1985. His areas of interest include lexical semantics, acquisition of lexis, the use of psychometric tools in investigating mental lexicon content and organization.

 

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Dr. Parker, Martin

Associate Professor

Dr. Martin Parker is an Associate Professor of Linguistics. He has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, awarded in 1990, and a BA (Hons) in Studies in the Humanities (Linguistics and Literature), also from the University of Hertfordshire (1986). His areas of interest and expertise include Phonetics and Phonology, Semantics, the History of the English Language, Literary Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics and the analysis of texts from an Orwellian perspective.

 

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Dr. Ageli, Nouri Arhoma

Associate Professor

Dr. Nuri is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Translation. He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Wales, UK, 1989; MA in Linguistics and Translation, University of Bath, UK, 1985. His areas of interest include Applied Linguistics , Translation, Discourse Analysis.

 

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Telephone: 17438706

Dr. Al-Kassasbeh, Rabab Taha

Associate Professor

DrRababAlKasasbahDr. Rabab is an Associate Professor of English Literature and Criticism. She has a PhD in English Literature and Criticism, University of Exeter, UK, 2004; MA in Criticism and Theory, University of Exeter, 2001. BA in English Language and its Literature / Mu'tah University, Al-Karak, (Jordan) 1997. Her areas of interest include feminist theory and gender studies, modern theories of criticism: modernism/postmodernism, postcolonialism, theory of reception, comparative literature, and contemporary life writing.

 

 

Dr. Ali, Mohammed Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD in Linguistics from Griffith University, Australia - 2014
Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature – UOB
 
Ali has joined the University of Bahrain as a graduate assistant at the English Language Centre in 2002 where he taught English courses for orientation and applied studies students. He went to Australia in 2009 to do his PhD studies and returned in September 2013 to join the Department of English Language and Literature as an assistant professor. Since then, he has been teaching English language courses at various levels and been coordinating English for Business 1. Ali’s main area of interest is in media discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis.

 

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Dr. Rajesh , Chetna

Assistant Professor

Dr. Chetna Rajesh is an Assistant Professor of English Literature in the Department of English Language & Literature. She has a Ph. D in English Literature from Kannur University, India, 2012; M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) in English, Pondicherry Central University, India, 2000; M.A. (Master of Arts) in English, Pondicherry Central University, India,1999; B.A.Ed. (Bachelor of Arts and Education in English), Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Mysore University, India, 1997. Her areas of expertise include teaching of English Literature with a wide-ranging interest in fiction, drama and poetry.

 

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Dr. Abdulrahim , Dana Abdulla

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dana Abdulrahim is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics. She has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Alberta, 2013; MA in Applied English Language Studies from the University of Bahrain, 2006; BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Bahrain, 2002. She has a diverse research profile spanning cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics. She has attended and presented at multiple regional and international conferences; has publications in journals and books; and serves as a regular reviewer of research papers for journals and conferences. She is currently working on a research project aiming to document Bahraini Arabic, as well as being a member of international research groups that aim to develop resources for Arabic dialect computational modelling as well as create a conventional orthography for the spoken dialects in the Arab world.

 

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Dr. Deller, David

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Deller is Assistant Professor of English and American Literature. He is the American Studies minor coordinator, and acting director of the American Studies Center. He has a Ph.d in English Literature [University of Arkansas, USA; 1999], an M.A. in British Literature [California State University, Los Angeles, USA; 1993], an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language [San Francisco State University; 1987], and a B.A. in English [Stanford University, USA; 1979]. He has published on American music and literature pedagogy. Ongoing interests include non-fiction, and the personal essay.

 

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Dr. Al-Jahroimi , Diana

Assistant Professor

PhD. 2012, University of Sheffield; Post Diploma in Academic Practice (PCAP), 2015, University of York St. John; MA (Honors), 2003, University of Bahrain; BA (Honors), 1995, University of Bahrain.
 
Winner of a number of awards: Distinguished Teacher, 2003; Bahrain e-Content Award, 2005

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Dr. Nasaif, Fathi Khalil

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nasaif is an Assistant Professor of English Literature. He has a PhD in English Literature, University of Reading, UK, 2015; MA in English Literature, Eastern Michigan University, USA, 2011; BA in English Language and Education, University of Bahrain, 1999. His areas of interest and expertise include modernist literature, English and American poetry, and literary criticism.

 

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Dr. Jassim, Ghada Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ghada is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Director of the English Language Centre. She has a PhD in Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK, 2012; MA in Applied English Language Studies, University of Bahrain, 2006; BA in English Language, University of Bahrain, 2002. Dr. Ghada is a member of Bahrain Teacher's College Governing Council since March 2017. Her areas of interest and expertise include text typology, discourse analysis and corpus-based text analysis.

 

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Dr. Kadhem, Haleema (Al A’ali)

Assistant Professor

DrHaleemaKadhemDr. Haleema Kadhem (Al A’ali) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English language and Literature. She received her Bachelor degree in English language and literature from the University of Bahrain in 2004, her Master degree in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) from Murray State University, USA in 2006, and her PhD in Linguistics from Aston University, UK in 2013. She also received her Post Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) from the University of Bahrain in 2015. Currently, she heads the Conference and Seminars committee in the department and teaches a number of specialised courses (Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, Contrastive analysis) alongside other general language and ESP (English for specific purposes) courses. Her areas of expertise are: Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, Leadership Language, Language in the Workplace, Discourse Analysis, Research Design and Methods, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and Curriculum design. She has a number of publications on leadership and gender in the Middle East.

 

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Dr. Al-Mukharriq, Hayfa Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. in Text Linguistics and translation (English/Arabic) 1994, The University of Glassgow, UK.

M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Translation (English/Arabic) 1985 University of Salford, UK.

B.A. in English language and literature 1980 University of Kuwait.

Areas of interest include: translation, teaching, multi cultural studies and teaching Arabic to non-native speakers of Arabic.

 

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Dr. Al-Mahadin, Lama

Assistant Professor

 Dr. Al-Mahadin is an Assistant Professor of Translation Studies. She has a PhD in Translation Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1999; MA in Translation and Interpreting, Heriot-Watt University, UK, 1994. BA in English Language and Literature, University of Jordan, 1993. Her areas of interest include the translation of children’s books, contrastive linguistics and interpreting.

 

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Telephone: 17438939

 

Dr. Al-Kooheje , Lamya

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alkooheji is an Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics. She holds a PhD and MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, UK (2013 and 2003 respectively), and a BS BA in English Language and Literature, Minoring in French Language from the University of Bahrain (2000). She also has a DELF 1er Degree Diploma in French Language. Alkooheji worked as the Director of the Centre for Liberal Art at the Royal University for Women (part time basis) in the academic year 2014-15. AlKooheji is the main author of academic monologue entitled Discourse and Identity Formation: Parliamentary Debates in Bahrain (published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2017), which was coauthored with Dr. Chitra Sinha, Uppsala University, Sweden. Alkooheji also published an Arabic novella (by Arabic Science Publishers, Beirut, 2017) and is currently involved in authoring a number of ESP and EAP textbooks. She has delivered a number of lectures and workshops within the university and outside the university. Her areas of interest include sociolinguistics; language and ideology, critical discourse analysis, woman studies, academic research writing, creative writing.

 

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Telephone: 17438831

Dr. Shamsan , Latifa

Assistant Professor

She is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics. She has a PhD in Linguistics, University of Manchester, UK, 2012; an MA in Applied English Language Studies, University of Bahrain, 2006; a BA in English Literature and Education (with honors), University of Bahrain, 2002.She received honorary distinction awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students, Education Day, 2002 and 2007. She successfully completed the “Preparing Prospective Leaders” Programme which was conducted by the Superior Council for Woman, Bahrain, 2013. She presented a number of papers at regional and international conferences. She was an organizer of a number of symposiums and conferences in Manchester and Bahrain. Her research interests include Arabic linguistics(Bahraini dialect),Semantics, Cognitive Linguistics, and Psycholinguistics

 

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Dr. Bilton, Linda

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bilton is an Assistant Professor of Language. She has a PhD in Language in Education, Southampton University, U.K., 1995; an MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Aston University, U.K., 1987; an MA in Applied Linguistics, Manchester Victoria University, U.K., 1979; and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Exeter University, U.K., 1973. Her areas of interest are theories of language acquisition and Second Language writing.

 

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Dr. Mehdid , Malika

Assistant Professor

Dr. Malika Mehdid is an assistant-professor of Literature. She has a Ph.d in Comparative Literature, Warwick University, UK 1995; an MA in Translation Studies, Warwick University, 1987. Her areas of interest include Literature and North-African studies.

 

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Dr. Al-Jamal , Maysoon Hassan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Maysoon Hasan Al-Jamal is an assistant professor in TOEFL. She has a PhD in TOEFL, University of Hull, UK, 1997; M.Ed. University of Hull, UK, 1994. B.A. in English Language and literature, University of Bahrain, 1990; and a Post Diploma in Academic Practice (PCAP) University of St. Johns of York, UK, 2013. Her areas of interest include teaching of English as a foreign language.

 

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Dr. Albufalasa, Mervat Isa

Assistant Professor


Dr. Albufalasa, is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics. She is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2015. She has a PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Leicester, UK, 2013; an MA in Applied English Language Studies, University of Bahrain, 2002; a BA in English Language and Education, University of Bahrain, 1995; and a Post Diploma in Academic Practice (PCAP), University of Bahrain, 2015. Dr. Mervat is a member in the Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership, University of Bahrain, since 2016. She was a mentor in the Continuous Professional Development Programme, University of Bahrain, 2016; and currently a mentor in the Post Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Bahrain, 2017. Her areas of interest include applied linguistics; theories of writing for EFL learners; teaching English Literature and its applications in language classrooms; and research methodology.

 

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Dr. Al-Jazzar , Moh'd Riyad

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jazzar is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation. He has a PHD in Linguistics and Rhetoric, University of Indiana of Pennsylvania (IUP) USA, 1991. MA in TESL / TEFL, University of Los Angeles, California, USA, 1981. Also from UCLA he got a License in Supervision for teachers of English, 1980. A degree of Sworn Translator – from English into Arabic and Vice Versa – from the Ministry of Justice, Damascus, Syria, 1976. BA in English Language and Literature, Damascus University, Syria, 1961. Diploma in General Education, Damascus University, Syria, 1962. His areas of interest inclade Literary Translation, Second Language Acquisition, Lexical semantics, psycholinguistics and Rhetoric.

 

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Dr. Al-Qaddumi , Mohammed

Assistant Professor

Muhammad Khalid Qaddumi, Assistant Professor, and Former Director, Zain e-Learning Center. He has a BA with honors, Kuwait University 1975, MA in TEFL, San Francisco State University 1979, Ph.D. in Text Linguistics, University of Nottingham 1996. His areas of interest and expertise include e-learning and course design, creative writing, teaching legal translation, and writing.

 

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Dr. Yateem , Nayla Moh'd

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yateem, is an Assistant Professor of theoretical Linguistics. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), 2010. She has a PhD in Linguistics, University of Arizona, USA, 1997; MA in Linguistics, University of Arizona, 1993; BA in English Language and Literature (with distinction), University of Bahrain, 1991; and a Post Diploma in Academic Practice (PCAP) (with distinction), University of Bahrain, 2010. Dr. Yateem has served in a number of committees in the Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and the University of Bahrain. Her areas of interest include theoretical linguistics especially syntax and teaching English grammar. Dr. Yateem is currently the coordinator of the TOEFL exam in the Department.

 

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Dr. Alqadoumi, Omar M.

Assistant Professor

DrOmarAlQadoomiDr. Omar M. Alqadoumi is currently an assistant professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, in the University of Bahrain. He obtained his PhD in Composition and TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and his MA in TESOL from Murray State University in 2006. He also became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy after successfully completing the Post Graduate Certificate for Academic Practice in 2012. Dr. Alqadoumi’s research interests are in the areas of second language writing, computer-assisted language learning, and psycholinguistics. Dr. Alqadoumi has taught numerous composition and ESP courses to native and non-native speakers of English in the US and Bahrain at the undergraduate level.

 

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Telepphone: 17438746

 

Dr. Farooqui , Rummana Khalid

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rummana is an Assistant Professor of English Literature. She has a PhD in Literature, Barakat Ullah University, India, 2003. M.A. in English Literature, Barakat Ullah University, India, 1996. Her areas of interest include Nineteenth century British fiction and teaching postcolonial theory and Literary studies.

 

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Dr. Jamal, Youssef bin Sahrawi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jamel is an Assistant Professor of American Studies, British Studies, and Culture Studies of Other Anglophones countries. Dr. Jamel has a PhD from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France, 1985. He had previously obtained an MA, a BA respectively in 1982 and 1980 from the same University. Dr. Jamel’s areas of interest and experience include Anglo – Saxon Culture Studies, the teaching of American and British Studies in Universities of Tunisia, France, Italy, Oman, and Bahrain, since 2011.

 

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Dr. Vorobeva , Yulia

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Yulia Vorobeva is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics. She has PhD in Linguistics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2003; Diploma in English Language and Translation, Kaliningrad State University, Russia. Her scientific interests are related to Cognitive Linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics, Lexicology in analyzing neologisms.

 

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Mr. Kluge, Matthias

Lecturer

German Language



M.A. 1998 University of Leipzig, Germany.

 

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Ms. Eman Ebrahim Al Dosseri

Lecturer

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Eman Ebrahim Al Dosseri has been teaching English for twenty nine years. Before joining Bahrain University in 1997 she spent eight years working as an English teacher/senior teacher at the Ministry of Education. She holds an MA in ELT from Essex University, MA in Literature and Visual Arts from Reading University, and Doctorate in TESOL from Exeter University. Her current research interests include the use of ICT in teaching English language, teaching English in primary schools, 19 century British poetry, arts, and culture, and art history.