- Job title: Independent researcher, editor, and proof-reader
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- Research Area: Sociocultural linguistics and postcolonial studies
Amira finished her MA degree in Didactics of Foreign Languages and Cultures in Algeria in 2014. Then, she moved to UK to conduct her PhD on ‘Representations of Identity in French and English Textbooks in Postcolonial Algeria’ at the University of Leeds from 2014 to 2019. Amira’s thesis problematizes the effects of the colonial past on teaching foreign languages in a postcolonial context. This comparative study employs critical discourse analysis (CDA) to question representations of three collective identities: national, cultural and gendered identities.
Amira worked in a wide range of teaching foreign languages, starting from teaching English as a foreign language in Algeria, to teaching Arabic in a High School in Leeds as well as at the University of Leeds.