Who Is She

Yasmine Motawy
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Personal information

Senior Instructor of Rhetoric and Composition
Yasmine Motawy

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Languages

Arabic
English
French

Contact information / Work

The American University in Cairo
Rhetoric and Composition
Egypt

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

Work history

Jobs: 
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

Tewfick Doss Award for the best thesis, The American University in Cairo, 2003.
Writing Center Fellowship, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 2001-2003.