Jennifer Harding

Jenny Harding is Professor in Cultural Studies and Communications at London Metropolitan University. She researches and teaches cultural theory, media theory, research methods and oral history. She has written about emotions, gender and sexuality and has been involved in a number of community based oral history projects.  She is a member of the editorial board of the Oral History Journal and a trustee of The Oral History Society. In addition, or the past decade, Harding has developed courses designed to enable the students at her university, which is predominantly first-generation immigrant students, to explore their heritage in terms of civil society debates within London and the United Kingdom more broadly. Some of this work has occurred within an international research partnership that created the FWWCP Archives, a print/digital archive featuring the self-published work of immigrant and working class writers from the late 20th to early 21st century, inclusive of European and Middle Eastern/North African contexts.

Ahmed is also a frequent presenter on civic education and democratic schooling in the Middle East and North African region. In 2012, Ahmed was chosen as a Leaders for Democracy fellow and subsequently was chosen to be the delegate of Algeria in a UN event in New York and most recently as a Caux Scholar in Switzerland. His work has appeared in Revolution by Love, where he spoke to issues of social change through education. He is currently working on a single-author book, "The Apprenticeship of Leadership in Arab Schools," where he discusses the role of distributed leadership in education.

Professor in Cultural Studies and Communications in the School of Computing and Digital Media, London Metropolitan University

Timothy Patterson

Timothy Patterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education at Temple University. His primary scholarly interest unites two important strands of the research on social studies education: teacher education and global studies. Using the lens of global citizenship education, Dr. Patterson has conducted studies on various factors that condition, constrain, and otherwise influence the pedagogical decision making of pre- and in-service social studies teachers. Dr. Patterson’s historical research has examined U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East with a focus on the Persian Gulf War. His research has been published in such journals as Teachers College Record,Theory and Research in Social Education,The History Teacher, and The Social Studies.  Dr. Patterson received his B.S. in Secondary Education from Temple University, his M.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Patterson regularly presents his research at the annual meetings of the National Council for the Social Studies and the American Education Research Association.

Assistant Professor, School of Education, Temple University

Heja Sindi, PhD

Heja Sindi holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Salahadin and is a fellow of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York, USA.  Dr. Sindi has 20 years of experience in teaching, research and management in the higher education sector. Prior to being appointed Deputy Dean, he was the Head Department of Commerce and Banking Sciences, Head Department of Political Sciences and Sociology and Director of Career Development Centre at the University of Duhok, between 1998-2012.  Dr. Sindi also holds a TOT certificate in Strategic Planning and Local Governance from RTI International. He gives advice to different private and public organizations in areas of operations management, human resource management and public sector management.

Deputy Dean, Kurdistan Business School, University of Kurdistan Fellow, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Larbi Touaf

Larbi Touaf earned his PhD from Sorbonne University in Paris, and currently teaches in his capacity as Professor of English at Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. Touaf is a Fellow of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, NY, and a Fulbright visiting Scholar at SUNY. He is the founder and coordinator of The Identity and Difference Research Group and is the founder and executive editor of the scholarly online journal Ikhtilaf The Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies. His latest publication is a co-edited volume titled In The Eye of The Storm: North African Women After The Arab Spring (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017). He previous published several books among which: Minority Matters: Literature, Theory, Society (Faculty of Letters Oujda, 2005), Representing Minorities: Studies in Literature and Ciriticism (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2006), and The World as A Global Agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2008). Touaf is also a translator; his latest work in this field is Lucy Melbourne’s An American In Morocco/ Une Americaine au Maroc (2008). 




English Department, Universite Mohammed Premier Founder and Coordinator, Research Group on Identity and Difference, Mohammed I University

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