Who Is She

Personal information

Professor of Literature
Randa Abou Bakr
1966

Contact information / Private

Helwan
Egypt

Languages

Arabic
English
French
German

Contact information / Work

Cairo University
Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts
Giza
Egypt

Education

PhD, Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1998
MA, Modern English Poetry, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1994
Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English, University of Cambridge and The American University in Cairo, 1991
BA, English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1988

Competences

English Literature and Poetry
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Modern Arabic Poetry
Contemporary Colloquial Egyptian Poetry

Work history

Jobs: 
Has been elected as Dean of Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2011 (First dean to be elected).
Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2009-present
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2003-2009
Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1998-2003
Assistant Lecturer, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1994-1998
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member, The Egyptian Comparative Literature Society
Member, Egyptian Graduates Class
Member, The European Association of Modern Arabic Literature
Productions and works: 
"The Representation of Medieval Cairo in Modern Arabic Literature,” Living in Historic Cairo. Eds. F. Daftary, E. W. Fernea and A. Nanji, Washington: Washington University Press, 2010
“The Political Prisoner as Antihero: The Prison Poetry of Wole Soyinka and Ahmad Fuad Nigm,” Comparative Literature Studies 46.2: 261-286, 2009
“The Role of the 'Organic Intellectual' in the Quest for 'World Cultural Studies': A Reading of the Cultural and Political Thought of E. San Juan, Jr.," Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Comparative Literature (Cairo: Cairo University P
The Conflict of Voices in the Poetry of Dennis Brutus and Mahmud Darwish: A Comparative Study, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2004
“Music and I,” In Remembering Childhood in the Middle East: Memoirs from a Century of Change. Ed. Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002

Awards