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  • Academic Background 

I received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Distinction) in Linguistics and English for Specific Purposes at Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria (2014) where I also successfully completed a Master of Arts in Language and Communication (2016). My dissertation probed into MA students’ conceptualization and implementation of critical thinking skills such as analysis, comparison/contrast and evaluation in the writing of the discussion of the findings chapter of MA dissertations.

Additionally, I undertook a PhD Pre-Sessional programme at Canterbury Christ Church University (2016-2017) during which I honed my academic English and learnt about the research skills required at a PhD level.

The different modules I had during the MA course, particularly Social Semiotics and Multimodality, paved the way to my subsequent academic project, a PhD. Therefore, I am currently a PhD candidate in Language and Communication at the CLCR, Cardiff University.


Research interests

  • Research interests

My research interests revolve mainly around:

  1. Social Semiotics

  2. Multimodal forms of communication

  3. Pictorial and multimodal metaphor

  4. Political/Editorial cartoons