Prof Zahia Smail Salhi

Professor of Modern Arabic Studies

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Biography

Personal

Training:

Licence (Les) Mouloud Mammeri University, Algeria

Ph.D.  Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter 

Previous Positions: 

Head of Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, (2006-2010) 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, (2002-2012) 

Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, (1997-2002) 

Research Fellow, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (1994-1997) 

Lecturer, Mouloud Mammeri University, Algeria (1991-1994).     

Associate Editor: 

The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 2016-

Book Reviews Editor:

The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies ( 2000-2008)

Member of Editorial Board:

The International Journal of Francophone Studies, 1998-

The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications, 2007- 

Women’s Studies International Forum, 2008- 

 

Biography

Zahia Smail Salhi received her doctorate from the University of Exeter. She taught at the University of Leeds from 1998 to 2012. In January 2013 she joined the University of Manchester as Chair of Modern Arabic Studies. 

She served as Member of Sub-panel 27 (Area Studies), Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/ (2013-2014).

She held the position of Co-director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) from 2013-2016 and led the CASAW research network on Women, Empowerment, Citizenship and Development.

She is a fellow member of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies, and served as its Executive Director from 2006 to 2008.

Currently, she is a co-editor of the The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and served as its book reviews editor from 2000-2008. She is a member of the editorial committee of Women Studies International Forum, The International Journal of Francophone Studies and The Journal of Middle Eastern Journal of Culture and Communication.

She is member of the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), and serves as a member of its International Advisory Council.

In the field of Arabic literature she served as a Member of the Committee of judges of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, 2012-2013, and a Member of the Committee of judges of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 2016.

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