Yassine NAJJAR , President
Yassine Najjar is Assistant Professor of English at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabes, where he teaches British and American Literature, oral communication skills, business English, media studies and culture studies. He holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of La Manouba, Tunisia. His main research interests are contemporary American fiction, modern American drama, culture studies and social movements. He published three articles; the first is related to the Tunisian Revolution and its implication on Tunisian’s aspirations, the other two are related to American literature, art and mobility. He supervised various MA theses in relation to employment and investment in Post-revolutionary Tunisia.
Ezzeddine SAIDI , Secretary General
Ezzeddine Saidi is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabes. He obtained his Ph.D. on EFL teacher education from the University of Carthage, Tunisia. He wrote several articles on EFL teaching pedagogy, teacher training, language-in-education planning and policy, and language testing, and he co-edited a collection of essays entitled Re-visiting Context (2014). He was resident scholar at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C., and participated in several academic programs at Syracuse University in New York, Simmons College and Tufts University in Boston, and The American University in Washington, D.C.
Abdelhamid RHAIEM, Treasurer
Abdelhamid Rhaiem holds an MA in literature and a doctorate in literary studies and critical theory from the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Humanities of La Manouba. He is currently an assistant professor at the Higher Institute of Languages of Gabes where he teaches literature, research methodology and translation. Abdelhamid Rhaiem has participated in several national and international conferences and has written ad published on the repercussions of the Arab Uprising and the role of civil society in the MENA region. He also took part in a number of exchange and training programs at the University of Louisville, Kentucky (USA), the University of Alicante (Spain) and the AUB and LAU (Lebanon). Abdelhamid Rhaiem is also the current head of the English Department at the Higher Institute of Languages of Gabes (2014 – the present) and the treasurer of the Tunisian Association for English Language Studies (TAELS).
Jawhar Ahmed DHOUIB, Member
Jawhar Ahmed Dhouib is Assistant Professor of English at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabes, where he teaches Critical Literary Theories, Anglophone Literatures and Diaspora Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Liège, Belgium and the University of Sfax, Tunisia. His main research interests are in Postcolonial Studies, Anglophone Caribbean diaspora and contemporary black writing in Britain. He has co-edited a collection of essays entitled Re-visiting Context (2014). His latest publications include “Textual Transformations in Contemporary Black Writing in Britain” (2014) and “The Odyssey of the Black Diaspora: A Re-vision of the Middle Passage Episode” (2014).
Rahma DAOUED REBAI, Member
Rahma Daoud Rebai teaches British and American civilization at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabès. She holds the “Agrégation ” from The University of Letters and Humanities Manouba. She is currently preparing her PH.D. in the field of Cultural Studies on the issue of American Cultural Diversity.
Mouna ZLITNI BEN AISSA, Member
Mouna Zlitni Ben Aissa teaches American and Anglophone Civilization at the Higher Institute of languages, University of Gabes. She holds a PhD on American Colonial History from Sorbonne University, France. Her main research interests include the History of 17th century America, American Indian History, Indian-White relations and Interaction. She has participated in an exchange graduate student program at Brown University in Rohde Island and presented several articles at different national and international conferences.
Yasmina BEN M’BAREK, Member
Yasmina Ben M’barek teaches British and American literature at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabès. She has graduated from l’Ecole Normale Supérieure and she obtained her Agrégation degree from The University of Mannouba. Her research interests mainly include African American literature, feminist writings and the literature of minorities.
Samar Frittis, Member
Samar Frittis teaches British and American literature and writing courses at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabès. She has graduated from l’Ecole Normale Supérieure and she obtained her Agrégation degree from The University of La Mannouba. Her research interests mainly include Postmodern American literature, Anglophone writings and culture studies.
Sayfeddine MOHAMED, Webmaster
Sayfeddine Mohamed is Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Gabes. He has participated in various national and international conferences and has written several articles on Discourse and Media Studies. His main research interests include E-learning, Media practices and ELT. He was a visiting scholar at the school of Media and Journalism, Ohio University where he gave lectures on the language of the Media.