College: The Business School
Department: Centre for Leadership Studies
Current research: My research looks into leadership in Human Rights Based organisations. I am particularly interested in leadership dialectics/ leader-follower dynamics / Identity & self concept. Reflexivity, ethnography and antinarrative are the main methodological approaches in my work.
Research interest: Leadership, Ethnography, Reflexivity, Intertextuality, Narrative Analysis, Antenarrative, Cultural Theory (Grid Group Theory), Cultural Diversity, Cross-Cultural Studies, NGO Management, Cross Cultural Issues in Human Rights, Islam and Human Rights, Human Rights Education, Postmodernism, Translation Studies, Corpus-Based Translation Studies, Postcolonial translation Studies
Background information: I have earned a bachelor degree in Islamic Law (1995) and then a Master degree in Islamic Jurisprudence (Al-Figh wa Osoolah) from Al-Imam University, KSA (1999). I completed my master degree in Translation and Interpreting (Arabic/English/Arabic) – from American University of Sharjah, UAE ‘My research was on Language and Culture in Business Communication (English/Arabic)’. (2006-2008) Shortly after completing my Master degree I worked as an adjunct lecturer in the American University of Sharjah, UAE and conducted two courses: Introduction to translation (English-Arabic-English) Readings in Arabic Heritage (pre-Islamic and Islamic periods) Following that I conducted a 10 month internship at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO / Headquarters – Paris) in Arabic Communication /Translation and Terminology (2009) I followed that by another internship for 3 months as a part of my doctoral field work in Peace and Human Rights Education / Education Sector (2011) I joined University of Exeter in October 2009 and joined Centre for Leadership Studies as a PhD student in November 2010 .