Yasmine Motawy

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Personal information

Title: 

Senior Instructor of Rhetoric and Composition

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
The American University in Cairo
Department: 
Rhetoric and Composition
Country: 
Egypt
Work email address: 
ymotawy@aucegypt.edu

Education

 PhD, English Literature, Cairo University, 2012. 

 MA, English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, 2003.

BA, English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, 2000.

Competences

 Children’s literature and Creative Writing for Children

 Arab YA and picturebooks 

Speculative fiction

Service learning

Critical discourse analysis

Languages: 

Arabic

English

French

Jobs

Work history: 

 Senior Instructor of Rhetoric and Composition, The American University in Cairo, 2006-present.

 Freelance Children’s Publications Consultant, Translator and Editor, 2008-present.

Editorial Assistant, Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, The American University in Cairo, 2005- 2006.

Strategic Alliances Manager and Website Editor, EuroServices International, Surrey, UK, 2001-2003.

Honorary office and memberships: 

 Jury member, Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2016-2018.

 IBBY Egypt board member and Bookbird correspondent, August 2012-present.

Productions and works: 

 She has 8 books review, 3 online articles, 2 book chapters and 4 peer-reviewed articles.

She has 15 Arabic to English book translations, and 6 English to Arabic book translations. 

Awards

Awards: 

Tewfick Doss Award for the best thesis, The American University in Cairo, 2003.

 Writing Center Fellowship, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 2001-2003.