Research student, School of English, Communication and Philosophy
- 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
My research interests revolve mainly around:
- Social Semiotics
- Multimodal forms of communication
- Pictorial and multimodal metaphor
- Political/Editorial cartoons
Political Cartoons of Mass Protest in Algeria
My doctoral research investigates the editorial cartoons produced in the context of mass protest in Algeria. In more precise terms, I seek to highlight the communicative power of cartoons in such tumultuous events by analysing the use of multimodal metaphors as well as irony.