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Zayneb Elaiwi Sallumi Al-Bundawi

Research student, Centre for Language and Communication Research, School of English, Communication and Philosophy

John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


I'm from Iraq, I worked there as a lecturer for almost eight years. I taught different subjects like grammar, composition writing, reading comprehension, research methods and linguistics at the department of Translation, College of Arts, Al-Mustansiriyah University. At Cardiff University in addition to working on my PhD thesis I'm also a PG tutor for first year's "Introduction to Language" Module.

Academic Background

M.A. in English Language (2003) from Baghdad University/Iraq
B.A. in English Language (2000) from Baghdad University/Iraq


I  have taught undergraduates at the Department of Translation/College of Arts  / University of Al_Mustansiriyah since 2005 till 2013.


Research interests

Discourse Analysis, Sociolingustics, Narrative theory, Linguistic Ethnography, Identity


Sacred texts and identity construction in the Cardiff Muslim community

In my thesis I'm trying to answer the following questions:
1. How religious/ sacred texts which are embedded in certain rituals are used as means in constructing Muslim women identity in Cardiff Muslim community?
2. How women construct themselves through interviews? Do these women consider themselves diasporic? How do they construct their diasporic identity through their interviews with me?

Funding source



Tom Barlett

Professor Tom Bartlett

Honorary Professor