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Dr Angham Abdullah

Research Associate

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

+44 (0) 29 20 87 49 35
1.34, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the school of English, Communication and Philosophy. I work on the "Aftermath of Violence: Refugee Wales" Project. I hold PhD in Women's Studies from university of York, UK 2015. Before getting my PhD I worked as a lecturer of English Literature, Comparative Literature and Arabic translation in universities in the Middle East. 




* 2017-2019 : Arabic language and translation tutor at Dept. for Continuing Education/ Oxford University.

* 2016-2017: Academic English Language tutor at a pre-sessional course, Coventry University.

* 2014-1016: Interpreter and translator of Arabic with the British Red Cross, UK.

* 2011-2014: Supervisor of English writing Skills at the Realizing Opportunities Programme (ROP), University of York, UK.

* 1996-2010: Lecturer of English Literature and Comparative Literature at universities in the Middle East.

I researched Contemporary Iraqi Women's Fiction of War where I examined fiction written by Iraqi women during the three decades of wars, sanctions and occupation in Iraq 1980-2003. 

Currently, I am focusing on my postdoctoral project "The Aftermath of violence: Refugee Wales", an AHRC funded project managed by Dr. Radhika Mohanram and Dr. Chris Weedon. We are researching how refugees, traumatised by war and flight, whose stories of hardships encountered are sometimes not believed, reshape identities that have also been affected by new realities, new memories and new spaces.