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Hadjer Messabih

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Pensaernïaeth Cymru


Hadjer is a PhD student at the Welsh School of Architecture, who is awarded a postgraduate scholarship sponsored by the Algerian government and the Ministry of Higher Education to pursue her studies in the UK.

Her choices of undergraduate and postgraduate studies were influenced by her eagerness to try everything new. She gained research experience in various areas. She obtained her Master’s degree in Language Sciences and Didactics of English from the University of Oran, Algeria in 2016, and her Bachelor’s degree in 2014 was in History and Civilization at the same university.

She was enrolled in Pre-Sessional programme in Academic English and Research Skills for PhD Study at Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, Kent in 2016.

Although she has worked in different areas, she has always been enthralled by the world of architecture which developed due to her passion for history.

She examined, in her undergraduate studies, two artistic styles in Victorian Britain: Architecture and Fashion. She was impressed by the diversity and complexity of those styles that flourished in Great Britain and spread all over the world, and that is why she thought it would be the right time to shed light on Islamic architectural heritage in Algeria.

Selected publications

  • Bachelor’s thesis: "Artistic Styles in Victorian Britain: Architecture and Fashion", Algeria, 2014

  • Master's thesis: "Teaching Idiomatic Expressions to EFL Learners: case study Undergraduate students in the Department of English of Oran, Algeria", 2016


Traethawd ymchwil

Mapping Cultural Continuity and the Creation of a New Architectural Heritage in the 21st Century: The Coproduction of New Housing in the World Heritage M'zab Valley

Her PhD research lies in the interdisciplinary field of History, Architecture and Culture. The focus of the current study is to investigate the building features  of the new ksar of Tafilelt in the city of Ghardaia in reference to the old ksar of Beni Isguen as well. In addition to assessing what social relations exist in the new ksar and which of these are a continuation from traditional patterns that prevail in the Ibadite society.