Dr Niveen Kassem, BA, Mlitt, PhD, FHEA
(email at email@example.com)
I joined the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) at Durham University in 2015 having previously taught at Newcastle University (UK) and in the Middle East.
At Durham, I teach across a range of modules in Arabic Studies, working with students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the Postgraduate Advanced Studies of the Arab World (CASAW),
As a researcher, I have previously worked as the Postdoctoral Research Associate at Newcastle University, working on a heritage project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) that examined the histories and cultures of Modern Middle Eastern communities.
In addition to Higher Education teaching experience I taught Sixth Form students (Realising Opportunities Programme), and facilitated educational community workshops: Gertrude Bell Archive (archive material workshop for Middle Eastern community); Beyond Destruction (creative workshop with heritage material for Middle Eastern community); Old Low Light Heritage Centre (curated physical displays using archive material; presentation and talk for the wider community)
Prior to this, I worked, for several years, as the Cultural Advisor, Translator and Interpreter for various translation agencies and high-profile clients in the UK, including law firms, medical services, publishing houses and production companies.
- Arabic pedagogy
- Comparative literature (including contemporary Arabic and US multi-ethnic literature)
- Middle Eastern Studies (including cultural heritage; ethno-religious communities)
- Translation studies
- Kassem, Niveen & Jackson, Mark (2020). Cultural trauma and its impact on the Iraqi Assyrian experience of identity. Social Identities 26(3): 388-402.
Indicators of Esteem
- 2017 Fellow of the Higher education Academy:
- 2018-present Visiting Researcher, Newcastle University:
- 2018: Enhancing the Student Learning Experience Award (ESLE)- co-recepient :
- 2019 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice:
- 2020 Member of the British Association of Teachers of Arabic: