Independent Researcher, Taiwan
Dr Bernard Montoneri earned his PhD (African, Arab, and Asian Words; History, Languages, Literature) and his BA in Chinese from the University of Provence, Aix-Marseille I, France. He has taught Literature (European, French, Children, American, and British) and languages (French, English, and Italian) for almost 25 years. He has studied eight languages, including Sanskrit, and has obtained eight university diplomas.
He was an Associate Professor in the Department of European Languages and Cultures at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan from August 2017 to January 2020. He is now an independent researcher living in Taiwan. He has almost 60 publications, including journal papers, conferences papers, and books. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education until December 31, 2017. Bernard edited 12 issues of the journal. His research interests include French literature, children’s literature, translation studies, French and English writing, automated scoring systems, teaching and learning evaluation, data envelopment analysis, networking and teaching methods. He is a reviewer for top academic journals and has obtained more than 20 teaching and research grants.
University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr Rachel Franks is the Coordinator, Scholarship at the State Library of New South Wales and a Conjoint Fellow at The University of Newcastle, Australia. A qualified educator and librarian, Rachel holds PhDs in Australian crime fiction (CQU) and true crime texts (Sydney). Her research on crime fiction, true crime, popular culture and information science has been presented at numerous conferences as well as for local and national media. An award-winning writer, her work can be found in a wide variety of books, journals and magazines.
She edited, with Alistair Rolls, Crime Uncovered: the private investigator (Intellect, 2016). She has also co-edited special issues for several journals and is a regular contributor to the Dictionary of Sydney.
Flinders University, Australia
Dr Jeri Kroll is Emeritus Professor of English and Creative Writing at Flinders University, South Australia, Adjunct Professor Creative Arts at Central Queensland University and an award-winning writer for adults and young people. She holds a PhD in Literature from Columbia University and is on the boards of New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing and TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses.
Dr Kroll has published over 75 book chapters and articles as well as twenty-five books. Most recent criticism includes Creative Writing: Drafting, Revising and Editing (2020, Red Globe Press/Palgrave Macmillan); Research Methods in Creative Writing (2013): and “Old and New, Tried and Untried”: Creativity and Research in the 21st Century University (2016). Most recent creative work includes Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems (2013) and the verse novel, Vanishing Point (2015) which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. A George Washington University stage adaptation was a winner in the 47th Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She is also a Doctor of Creative Arts candidate at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Lusail University, Qatar
Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas holds a PhD in French Language and Literature from the Lebanese University, Lebanon. She is currently Assistant Professor at Lusail University, Qatar. She is also Associate Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education (Language Learning in Education issues), The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan. Her domain of research focuses on psychoanalysis of literature, the perspective on the unconscious in literary study, the roles of the instances involved in the analytical/critical praxis, and the relation between literature and psychoanalysis. Her research interests include French linguistics, literature, modernism, and postmodernism studies; analysis of written narrative structure and focalization; comparative studies of literary genres; discourse analysis and semantics; gender studies; literary semiotics and semiology; psychoanalytic criticism; rhetoric and stylistics. She has published peer-reviewed book chapters and articles, as well as book reviews and poems in international journals.
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Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Dr Majed S Al-Lehaibi is a professor of American Literature and Intellectual History at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. His key areas of interest include the 20th Century Novel, American Social and Political Literature of the 1930’s, American Culture and Intellectual History of the 19th and 20th Centuries; and African-American Literature. He is currently, working on a project investigating: Industrialization, Urbanization, Immigration and the Bifurcation of Literature into “highbrow” and “lowbrow” in the late 19th and early 20th century America. Among his published works are a paper entitled “The New Human: Robot Evolution in a Selection from Asimov’s Short Stories”, one on “Hemingway and Dos Passos: The 1930s” and one on “The Metropolis and the Modern Self”.
Newcastle University, UK
Dr Firas A. J. Al-Jubouri is an Affiliate Researcher to Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of Milestones on the Road to Dystopia (2014) and published articles and chapters such as “‘The end was contained in the beginning’: Orwell’s Kyauktada and Oceania” (2016) in George Orwell Studies. His latest research includes a chapter entitled “De-, and Re-, Centering Sensual Promiscuity in Teaching Canonical Dystopian Texts to Emirati Students”, to be published in Asian English: Histories, Texts, Institutions, edited by Myles Chilton, Steve Clark, and Yukari Yoshihara (2020) and a journal article titled “The Rhetoric of Colonial Paradox: George Orwell’s ‘A Hanging’ and ‘Shooting an Elephant’” in its final draft form.
Dr Al-Jubouri has taught English literature, language, ESOL, IELTS and academic writing at several academic institutions, in the Gulf region and in the UK. His areas of research and teaching interests are dystopian literature (George Orwell) and the twentieth-century English novels. He has a PhD in English Literature from Newcastle University (Russell Group), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Deakin University, Australia
Dr Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning scholar, critic and prose poet. She completed her MA and PhD at The University of Melbourne under the supervision of Australian poet, Chris Wallace-Crabbe. She was a Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow in Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. She has published 19 critical and creative books and has been invited to edit seven special editions of leading journals.
Dr Atherton has been a successful recipient of national and international research grants and awards including, most recently a VicArts grant and an Australia Council grant for a project on prose poetry and the atomic bomb. She is a commissioning editor for Westerly magazine, series editor for Spineless Wonders and associate editor for Axon: Creative Explorations. She recently co-authored with Paul Hetherington, Prose Poetry: An Introduction for Princeton University Press.
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dr Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar is the Deputy Dean of Research and Industry Network at the Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
Dr Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication, a Master of Corporate Communication, a Diploma of Education, a Diploma in Information Management and a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons.) (Journalism). In his spare time, Mohd Syuhaidi spends his time looking out for potential conferences he could attend, enjoying good food, movies, and music. He has been appointed to review for various kinds of publications such as The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), E–Journal Of Media & Society (e-JOMS), The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia2019), The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2019 (ACAH2019) and many more.
He now serves as the Editor for Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management (JTHEM), International Journal of Heritage, Art and Multimedia (IJHAM); and International Journal of Creative Industries (IJCREI).
Tamkang University, Taiwan
Dr Gilles Boileau is a professor in the French Language and Civilization departments (Bachelor and Graduate schools) of Tamkang University. He received his two PhD from the University of Paris Sorbonne, the first in Sinology and religious anthropology and the second in philosophy. He has also received a habilitation (habilitating him to tutor PhD candidates) from the Paris EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes). Following his formation, he has spent all his career at Tamkang University and was the director of the French Department (1996-2002). His publications include two books, one on the French philosopher Maine de Biran and another (2013, College de France) on the topic of ancient China politics and ritual.
Dr Boileau has also written a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, on topics varying from ancient China to modern sci-fi literature. He has also edited the book: Essays on War (Working Papers of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultural Differences, Tamkang University, June 2005) and has organised conferences on different topics from French Literature to ancient Chinese Society, in Taiwan, France and China.
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, PRC
Dr Holger Briel is an associate professor and Director of the Programme of Communication & Media Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, PRC. He holds a PhD in Cultural Theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University Michigan, USA. He also holds a BA in English from Eberhardt-Karls-Uiversitat Tubingen, Germany. He completed a portion of his graduate studies at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne, France.
He has taught at several universities in the past, including UGSM-Monarch Business School (Switzerland), the Department of Communications & Media Studies at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), the University of Innsbruck (Austria), the New York University Skopje (Macedonia), where he held Vice-Rector and Deanship positions, Aristotle University Thessaloniki and the University of Athens (Greece), and the University of Surrey (UK). Over the years he has been the recipient of many research grants and fellowships and is a well-published academic with many books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the area of cultural studies. He is also a member of the EU Council for Higher Education and a member of the IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board.
Dr Holger Briel is Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies.
South Carolina State University (SCSU), USA
Dr Delindus R. Brown is a professor of Rhetorical Studies in the Department of English and Communications, South Carolina State University (SCSU), Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States of America (USA).
Dr Brown received his doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. He was first tenured as associate professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Later, as tenured professor, University of Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina, D. Brown served as Chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Here at this minority institution of higher learning, he was awarded the T. Thomas Fortune Fellowship and served as lead news editorial writer and reporter for the Michigan Chronicle, Detroit, to cover the historic visit of Nelson Mandela to the USA.
Recently, Dr Brown has served as Senior Reviewer for IAFOR; and, he is author of The Persuasive Propaganda of the African Repository and Colonial Journal and the Liberator on the Subject of African Colonization between 1831-1834 and the New Student Mentor and the Quality Enhancement Plan, (QEP-SCSU). He has published in several national refereed journals. The Association for the Communication Administration Bulletin, Florida Speech Communications Journal, Today’s Speech, Journal of Southern Speech Communications, Journal of Black Studies, and Global Business Trends in Contemporary Readings are just a few of his publications. In addition, Dr Brown’s research findings have been cited by other scholars in both national and international publications.
Nihon University, Japan
Dr Myles Chilton (BA University of Toronto; MA and PhD University of Chicago) is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Nihon University. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Chilton has been in Japan for over twenty years, writing about relationships between contemporary world literature and global cities in Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), and in journal articles such as Comparative Critical Studies, The Journal of Narrative Theory, and Studies in the Literary Imagination. He also focuses on global English and literary studies in such books as the monograph English Studies Beyond the ‘Center’: Teaching Literature and the Future of Global English (Routledge 2016); and in chapters in the books The Future of English in Asia: Perspectives on Language and Literature (Routledge 2015), Deterritorializing Practices in Literary Studies (Contornos 2014), and World Literature and the Politics of the Minority (Rawat 2013). Chilton has also presented papers on these and other topics at universities around the world.
Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Professor Miguel Ángel González Chandía has been teaching in the Spanish department at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, since 2005. He has a PhD from the University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium. He is notably conducting research on Bolaño and his work, especially on the following topics: “Roberto Bolaño and the apocalypse: savagery and carnival” (The Wild Detectives), “The reading of the work of Roberto Bolaño The Wild Detectives and Its Impact on Learning Spanish”. Dr González is also interested in the work of Jorge Edwards Valdés (a Chilean novelist, journalist and diplomat) and Marcela Paz (a Chilean female writer). He has published many journal papers and several books. His latest research is a chapter for a book entitled An apocalyptic vision of Roberto Bolaño in his novel: The Nocturne of Chile (2019).
North East Christian University, Nagaland
Dr Samson S. Chiru is an Associate Professor of International Relations at North East Christian University, Nagaland. He received his PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He received a double Post Doctoral from the same University. He spent about a decade as Principal of Mount Everest College affiliated to Manipur University (Central University). He also served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Sangai International University, Manipur. His publications include one book, American Baptist Mission: Integrating Agent of Nagas into Indian Union Sunrise Publications (2007).
Tokyo University, Japan
Dr Steve Clark is a professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, and in the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Tokyo, Japan. He received both a BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, then was a British Academy postdoc and fellow of the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, UK. He taught at Osaka and Nara before moving to the University of Tokyo. His many publications include Paul Ricoeur (Routledge, 1990), Travel-Writing and Empire (ZED, 1999), Reception of Blake in the Orient (Continuum, 2006), and Asian Crossings: Travel-Writing on China, Japan and South-East Asia (Hong Kong University Press, 2008). His most recent book, co-edited with Tristanne Connolly, is British Romanticism in a European Perspective (Palgrave 2015). He has also written a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as reviews for such publications as the Times Literary Supplement. He has either organised or co-organised conferences in both Japan and the United Kingdom, including the recent Romantic Connections and Pacific Gateways conferences, both at the University of Tokyo.
St. Michael’s College, Philippines
Professor Edgar R. Eslit is a Certified Student Affairs Services Specialist and currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, St. Michael’s College, Iligan City, Philippines. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Language Studies, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, and Master of Arts in English Language Studies from the same university. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Christ the King College. He was the former Dean of Student Affairs of SMC from 2018-2019.
Dr Eslit’s skills in designing challenging, enriching and innovative activities addressing the diverse interests and needs of students propelled him to publish several books. Edgar was conferred the Best Paper Award during the 6th International Conference on Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HISHTM-2017) in Singapore.
Murray State University (MuSU), USA
Dr Jie (Selina) Gao is an Associate Professor of History and the coordinator of the East Asian Studies program at Murray State University (MuSU) in Kentucky, USA. She obtained her PhD from The University of Western Ontario in Canada, and her MA and double BA from Beijing University in China. Gao has engaged in the study of modern Chinese history in China, Canada, and the United States. She taught at a pair of Canadian universities and a private liberal arts school in Wisconsin before her arrival at MuSU. Her research interests include popular culture, intellectual history, Sino-foreign relations, and women’s studies. Gao’s work has appeared in respected journals and books in Canada, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Gao is a national award-winning scholar in China and Canada. Her recent monograph, Saving the Nation through Culture: The Folklore Movement in Republican China (1918-1949), was published by the University of British Columbia Press in the spring of 2019.
Dr Gao is currently working on a new project on Chinese cigarette cards. Gao has contributed to her discipline through her work as an international professional in the areas of modern Chinese history and popular culture. She has continued her role as a Quality Control Expert for China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) since 2014. She has also been serving as a member of the Academic Editorial Board for the CNKI Journal Translation Project (JTP) and a manuscript reviewer for CNKI bilingual journals since 2017. As an Asian Studies scholar, Gao has served as a reviewer for academic journals and international conferences. For example, she was an invited journal peer reviewer for Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures (Canada) and The International Journal of the History of Sport (UK). She served as an invited reviewer for many IAFOR conferences.
Curtin University, Malaysia
Professor Beena Giridharan is the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia. In her role, she reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and provides academic, financial, strategic, and administrative leadership to Curtin Sarawak, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Prior to taking on this position, she was the Dean for Learning and Teaching at Curtin University, Sarawak from 2011 to 2016.
She attained a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics and Education from Curtin University, Western Australia. She has a first class Master’s degree in English Language and Literature and a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Her research and academic interests include vocabulary acquisition in ESL, educational administration and leadership; higher education practices, transnational education, work-integrated learning, and ethnolinguistic studies in indigenous communities. As a member of an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia) funded a project entitled “Learning without Borders” she has investigated leadership roles in Trans-National Education (TNE) and internationalization of the curriculum. Beena has been a fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) since 2006.
Dr Giridharan mentors aspiring HERDSA fellows and is a panel assessor for HERDSA fellowship portfolios. She won the 2006 Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, and the 2006 Curtin University, Australia, Excellence in Teaching and Innovation award. Recently, she won a prestigious Curtin Academy Fellowship 2019. Beena Giridharan was a visiting professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA between 2007 and 2008. She is a reviewer and a member of the editorial board of of the IAFOR Journal of Education, and a reviewer for a number of international journals in higher education. Her publications include a book on Vocabulary Acquisition Patterns in Adult Tertiary (ESL) Learners (2013), an international handbook on Transnational Education: Leadership in transnational education and internationalization of the curriculum, several book chapters, and publications in journals and refereed conferences. She is often invited as a keynote speaker and a plenary speaker at a number of higher education conferences regionally and internationally.
University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, Canada
Dr Cynthia Gralla earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on modern prose in English and Japanese. Her books are The Floating World, a novel, and an academic monograph The Demimonde in Japanese Literature: Sexuality and the Literary Karyukai. She has taught academic writing, creative writing, and literature in the United States and Japan and conducted field research in Poland. Currently, she teaches at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada.
Tamkang University, Taipei
Dr Fernando Darío González Grueso obtained his PhD in 2011 at The Autonomous University of Madrid, with a specialisation in Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. Since 2004, he has been working at Imperial College London, The University of Greenwich, LaTrobe University, The University of Melbourne, Providence University and Tamkang University, where he currently works. His research topics deal, on the one hand, with the theory of literary genres, such as SF, Horror and Terror, and on the other hand, on Oral Epics, Contemporary Legends and Mythology. He has published two peer-reviewed books – two more coming soon –, more than twenty articles in Spanish and English listed in A& HCI, ERIH +, Latindex and THCI (Taiwanese Humanities and Social Science Journal Index), and Darío is the Co-Director of the series Estudios Hispánicos in Taiwan.
Oshima College, Japan
Dr Yoriko Ishida is Professor of English at National Institute of Technology, Oshima College, Japan. She completed her doctoral work at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences of Nara Women’s University. She obtained her PhD on African American literature and culture from the viewpoint of gender consciousness.
Dr Ishida published her completed study called Modern and Postmodern Narratives of Race, Gender, and Identity: The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings through Peter Lang Publishing, New York, USA. Besides, she translated Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Sally Hemings into Japanese and has also published several books written in Japanese on history, literature, and gender studies.
After completing her study on African American culture, she was granted several research fundings from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for her current research on gender formation and consciousness in the shipping world and maritime history. Her main field of expertise is gender consciousness and gender formation in the maritime world.
Sree Ayyappa College for Women, India
R. Janatha Kumari, Assistant Professor of English, Sree Ayyappa College for Women, Chunkankadai, Tamilnadu (affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli), is an erudite scholar and has been teaching for two decades. Dr Janatha has presented papers at various national and international seminars and conferences in India and abroad and has published research articles in prestigious journals and books. She has completed a UGC minor project on South African Literature, and she is the founder, Chief Editor of The Daffodils – An International Journal of Literature, Language and Criticism. She has edited an anthology titled Perspectives on New Literatures: Postcolonial Responses and is presently serving as an Editorial Board member of Panorama Literaria, a Biannual International Journal of English.
Her areas of interest include Indian Literature, African American Literature, Subaltern Literature, Film and Media Arts, and Queer Theory (Transgenders). Dr Janatha has organised four international conferences, one national conference and served as a resource person at various seminars and conferences. She is an approved Research Guide of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. She serves as a Course Writer for the Distance Education of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and Nethaji Subash Chandrabose Open University, Kolkatta. She was a successful recipient of best National Service Scheme programme officer for the year 2015-16 from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.
Tamkang University, Taiwan
Dr Rachid Lamarti has a PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona and is currently a professor at the Department of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Tamkang (Taiwan). His main research areas are metaforology, cognitive linguistics, sinology, literature, and poetry. He has published the poetry collections Hacia Kunlun (2013) and Poemario del agua (2017), and the book of short stories Té de toucán (2019), as well as academic articles in specialised journals of linguistics and literary criticism.
Deakin University, Australia
Dr Alyson Miller is a Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Australia. Her critical and creative works have been appeared in both national and international publications, alongside two critical monographs, Haunted by Words: Scandalous Texts (Peter Lang, 2013) and The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections (Roman and Littlefield, 2018), and three collections of prose poetry: Dream Animals (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), Pikadon (Mountains Brown Press, 2018), and Strange Creatures (Recent Work Press, 2019).
Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
Dr Iryna B. Morozova is a full professor of the Chair of English Grammar, Romance-Germanic Faculty, Odesa Mechnikov National University (Doctor of Philological Sciences, Grand PhD). She defended her candidate thesis Grammatical structure and semantics of the simple sentence and its constituents (in the English dialogical speech). Later, she defended her doctoral thesis Taxonomy of the elementary communicative units in modern English. Iryna Morozova was the first in Ukraine to suggest applying the Gestalt approach to the theory of syntax by treating any linguistic phenomenon as a centred multidimensional formation which is reflected in its Gestalt properties, but is still richer than their sum total. This approach allowed penetrating into the essence of many linguistic phenomena and disclosing the inner mechanisms of their functioning in the English language.
At present, Dr Morozova supervises a multi-year project of syntactic profiling human speech by using Gestalt approach. She does research in the following spheres: sociolinguistics; psycholinguistics; cognitive, communicative, applied linguistics; germanistics; general linguistics; theory and practice of translation; intercultural communication. She is the author of four monographs (Structural and organisational role of the English simple sentence in different functional styles and registers, 1998; Speech signals as a specific technique of optimising interpersonal communication in Odesa linguistic school: Integrative approach, 2016; Paradigmatic analysis of the elementary communicative units: Structure and semantics in the light of the Gestalt-theory in modern English, 2009), four grammar books recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for university students majoring in English (among those: The Use of Modal Verbs, 2008; The Use of the Non-Finites, 2012; The Use of Modal Verbs and Moods, 2019); altogether she has authored over 150 papers.
Dr Iryna B. Morozova actively participates in international conferences and projects, with reports and papers presented in Ukraine and abroad (among those conferences in the UK, the USA, Belarus and the Russian Federation etc.). She also served as a reviewer for IAFOR conferences. Iryna Morozova is a member of dissertation defence boards in Ukraine and works as a reviewer and/or editorial board member for Ukrainian and international linguistic journals.
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr Pfeifer has reviewed book manuscripts for Random House, Routledge, Broadview, and University Press of America, and has refereed submissions for the following journals: Annals of Theoretical Psychology; Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review; Canadian Journal of Philosophy; Eidos; Philosophy and Phenomenological Research; Theory and Psychology; Humor: International Journal of Humor Research; Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions; and European Journal of Philosophy of Religion. In addition, he has refereed numerous submissions for the annual Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) and Western Canadian Philosophical Association (WCPA) conferences.
Touro College & University System, USA
Dr Toom’s numerous studies over the past three decades are devoted to a wide range of social problems in modern education. Her latter publication is a chapter in B. Montoneri’s book (Ed.) Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism: Case Studies from Universities around the World (2020), USA: Lexington Books.
However, the psychology of literature and film arts has always been a subject of special interest in her research and teaching activities. She took part in many university seminars and international conferences with her presentations on the psychological analysis of E. Dickinson’s poetry (1996), of A. Chekhov’s short story Grisha (2006, 2007, 2012), and N. Nosov’s novel Schoolboys (2015). She also applied various psychoanalytic approaches, classical as well as modern, to the fairy tales by H.Ch. Andersen (2008, 2011) and to the films Autumn Sonata by I. Bergman (2008) and Bless the Beasts and the Children by St. Kramer (2012).
As an expert in integrative education, Dr Toom has been creating new instructional methods to teach psychology combining literature with information technology. In Anna Toom’s Virtual Psychological Laboratories, students specializing in education – current and prospective school teachers – study theories of child development in a dialogue with interactive computer programs and based on the best samples of the world children literature.
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University of Babylon, Iraq
Dr Raad Kareem Abd-Aun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, College of Education for Human Sciences at the University of Babylon. He was awarded a PhD in English Literature at the University of Baghdad in 2011. His publications include two books (one on the British dramatist Harold Pinter and the other is a comparative study of the other in selected postcolonial plays), several papers in Iraqi & international academic journals, a volume of poems, in addition to various translations.
Raad Kareem Abd-Aun’s main research interests are postcolonial literature and literary theory, modern drama, and Iraqi literature.
Benha University, Egypt
Dr Sara A. Abdoh is a Lecturer in the Department of Sculpture, Architectural Formation and Restoration, in the Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha University, Egypt. She has a Master’s degree and a PhD in the History of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt. She is a Coordinator of the Professional Diploma “Architectural Sculpture Restoration Program” and is a peer reviewer for scientific journals in Japan, US, UK and Greece. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is an associate supervisor of a number of master’s theses.
Modern University for Technology & Information, Egypt.
Dr Hanan Atef is an assistant professor at the Modern University for technology & information (MTI), Egypt. She obtained her PhD, her thesis was in using the optical illusion in window display design (Egypt) 2016. Her research focuses on active learning and education, blended learning techniques, and marketing in emerging countries. She was the program coordinator in emirates college of technology (2010-2012) and internal assessor (2012-2013). She has been a member of the research committee 2014-2015. She is now working as a program coordinator for the new media department in the MTI.
Dr Atef has published around 10 papers from 2010 to 2016 in many reputed, abstracted and indexed international journals and conferences. she also acts as a reviewer for the International Journal of Designed Objects since 2014.
Saint Michael's College, Philippines
Dr Ritzcen Ansay Durango is an academician, curriculum planner, author and research editor. She is currently the Dean of the Graduate Studies and the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Saint Michael’s College Iligan City, the Philippines. She finished her MA with an Education major in Educational Management at St. Michael’s College and her PhD in Education (majoring in Educational Leadership) at the University of Immaculate Conception Davao City.
She has presented and published research at regional, national and international conferences and has been a research editorial board member from 2008 to present. She is an associate member of the National Research Council of the Philippines and a Board member of the Philippine Association for Teacher and Educators.
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai), India
Dr Kongkona Dutta is a PhD research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai), India. Her research areas focus on the intersectionality of Literature with Political Philosophy and Peace and Conflict Studies. Her thesis explores the ideas of peace, preservation, justice and conflict in the selected writings of T.S. Eliot, the celebrated poet and writer of the 20th century western world. She investigates Eliot’s creative strategies for peace making via social contractarian positions, as reflected through his writings. Her work makes a commentary on T.S. Eliot’s literary scholarship and also delineates Eliot’s methods of political Conservatism as an approach towards conflict resolution. She presented her work titled “Moral Choice and Compliance: Exploration of Justice in T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities (ACAH) in Tokyo, Japan, 2019.
Government Arts and Science College, India
Dr Abida Farooqui is an Assistant Professor at the Government Arts and Science College, Kondotty, Kerala, India. Her PhD topic is Comic Subversion through the Trickster Figure: A Study of Selected Works of Thomas King and Tomson Highway. She undertook Minor Research Project on the topic Trickster Dynamics: A Comparison of Native Canadian and African Mythologies.
Dr Farooqui has edited an anthology of short stories and an anthology of life writings. She has presented papers at international conferences in Japan and UAE. She is supervising PhD theses on Postmillenial Riot Narratives in India, Postmillenial Holocaust and Naqba Narratives, Concept of Chastity in Postmillenial Malayalam Short Stories and Rape in Sri Lankan writing.
Ministry of Education, Hamedan, Iran
Behrouz Foladi is an Educational Trainer at Iran’s Ministry of Education, Hamedan Branch. He received his Master of Fine arts degree from the University of Kamalolmolk in Graphic design. He also received a Bachelor of Fine arts from the University of Applied Science and Technology in Graphic design in 2011. Following his formation, he has taught at local universities and he has spent most of his career at the Ministry of Education and was a Secondary school Art Teacher at the Art Department (2016-2019). His publications include two articles, one on the Design Capacities of Kufic Script (Katholische Akademie der Erzdiozese Freiburg, Germany, 2015) and the other one on the topic of Iranian Graphic Design (2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, Norway, 2013).
Behrouz Foladi has also been a Reviewer at the American Journal of Educational Research since 2015. He has also acted as an Associate Editor in the International Journal of Image, Volume 4, Issues 2 & 3, 2014 and his entries were selected in the International poster contest and free public exhibition “Mut zur Wut”, Denmark, along with the Aarhus International Poster Show “To Be Human”, Aarhus, Denmark.
Telavi State University, Georgia
Dr Ketevan Gigashvili is a Professor at the Department of Georgian Philology, Telavi State University, Georgia. She has twenty-seven years research and teaching experience. Her research area covers linguistics, sociolinguistics, literature, textual scholarship, and editorial studies. She is an author and Principal Investigator/Coordinator of several long-term scientific projects, funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, such as “Scholarly Edition of the 19th-20th cc. Georgian Writers’ Epistolary Legacy”; “Vaudeville in Georgian Literature (Scholarly Edition)”; “Scholarly Edition of the Georgian Scientist-Historians’ Epistolary Legacy”; “Endangered Languages and Vital Meaning of Their Documentation (according to the Tsovatush Language)”. Ketevan Gigashvili is currently supervising a PhD theses on “Textual Scholarship and Editorial Studies”.
Jain University, India
Dr Rajani Jairam, a rank holder throughout her academic career completed her doctoral degree on “Mahabharata – A Transcultural Study” from Bangalore University. She has 27 years experience in research and teaching and has been a recipient of various awards for her academic achievements. Having worked at various levels she is now the Professor and Chairperson of Department of Sanskrit, Jain University, and also the Dean of Student Welfare.
Dr Jairam has published 53 journal articles on varied topics ranging from literature, philosophy, morality, spirituality, ethics and higher education in reputed and indexed journals.
The British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt
Dr Rania M Rafik Khalil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The British University in Egypt (BUE). She obtained her MA and PhD in drama and theatre. She is also the Research and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the BUE. She has publications in the areas of literature (The Irish Theatre as Imaginative Space: A Vehicle and Venue for the Reconstruction of the Irish Identity), teaching and learning pedagogy (Addressing Differentiation: Effective Classroom Teaching Strategies), assessment (Assessment as a Learning Tool in the Flipped English Language Classroom in Higher Education), and student support in HE.
Dr Khalil received the BUE Young Researchers Award in 2018; she has also received Grants from UNHCR, Culture Ireland, BUE and Embassy of Ireland in Egypt.
Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dr Piyapat Jarusawat is currently a lecturer of Library and Information Science at Chiang Mai University, Thailand. She graduated with a PhD in Information Studies in 2018 from the School of Information, the University of Sheffield, UK. Her work in the field of Information Science was noted as outstanding as she received the “Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper Nomination” in recognition of the paper Community Involvement in the Management of Palm Leaf Manuscripts as Lanna Cultural Material in Thailand from iConference 2017. Moreover, her paper on Community and Social Participation in Preserving Lanna Traditional Palm Leaf Manuscripts was awarded “The Excellence Presentation Award” from the International Conference on Culture Technology 2019. Her interest focuses on information management, local information management, record and archive management and community participation.
Southwest University, China
Dr Morve Roshan K. obtained an MA in English, and an MPhil / PhD in Comparative Literature. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Southwest University, China. She has received an “Honorary Research Associate” award at the Bangor University (United Kingdom). Her last employment was at the Children’s University, India. She has published, 1 Special issue, 18 research papers, 3 chapters, 2 short stories, 1 interview, 2 newspaper articles, 6 poems, 4 books and edited 74 Children’s Literature books. Her interview has been published in a Bangladesh newspaper. She is an editorial Member of 15 journals and magazines. She has attended 28 international conferences, seminars and symposiums in many countries. She has completed 2 projects and received 9 national and international travel grant fundings. She has worked as a Lecturer, Teacher, Tutor, Volunteer, multilingual Poetess, Editor, Writer, and Translator. She is a convener and coordinator of conferences. She has been on academic visits to Asia and the UK.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Dr Nishevita Jayendran is an Assistant Professor (English Language and Literature) at the Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where she teaches courses on language education, critical and cultural literacy and discourse analysis of literary works to postgraduate students. She is currently the Series Editor of an 8-volume textbook series for pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators, commissioned by Routledge India. She is also the first author of a textbook on language education that is part of this series, and that is currently under preparation. A doctoral graduate in English from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, she has been a Visiting Faculty at Stella Maris College, Chennai and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where she taught language and literature to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has been a part of the English team in an educational project (the Connected Learning Initiative, or CLIx) that designed and developed ICT-based interactive modules in Communicative English for high school students in India. She is also a consultant for Design Thinking in education. She has conducted workshops and mentored organisations in developing ICT-based educational modules on themes like language learning, gender equity and violence, using Design-Based Research. Nishevita has developed MOOCs on pedagogies of literature and modern Indian languages for school teachers in India, and has published in the areas of literary criticism and critical analysis methodologies. Her teaching and research interests include language and cultural literacy, representation and critical theory, the postmodernist historical novel, comparative world literature and (inter)cultural studies.
Solomon Island National University, Solomon Islands
Dr Don Karunanayake is an assistant professor and the head of the department of Library & Information System of the Faculty of Education & Humanities of Solomon Islands National University. He received his PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Tsukuba – Japan. He has also received double Master degrees in Library Science and Archeology from University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka. Graduate Diploma from Institute of Pushkin – Moscow. He worked as a professional Librarian, lecturer and researcher in Library & Information Science in various institutions and universities in Sri Lanka, India, Japan, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Dr Karunanayake has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of library and information Science. He has also published three text books in the same field.
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr Muchugu Kiiru is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, where he has been teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students for over 40 years. Since the 1970s, he has been involved in extensive editorial work, and has had approximately 70 publications comprising articles, books, chapters, and reviews, as well as a travelogue. He was a newspaper columnist, writing a weekly column on culture between 1989 and 1996. He recently published a paper entitled “Towards an Appreciation of the Woman Character in Alex La Guma’s Fiction”.
Ain Shams University, Egypt
Dr Shaden Adel Nasser is an assistant professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Women, Ain Shams University, Egypt. She is a former Coordinator of the Academic Research Circle (ARC) in the English Department. She has published numerous research papers on different topics such as Family relationships, Immigration and identity, and Literature and Psychology. Her most recent published research paper is entitled “Conceptualizing ‘Transnational Homes’in Jhumpa Lahiri’s When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine and Mrs. Sen’s” (2019). She received her PHD in 2013 at Ain Shams University. Currently, she teaches classic and modern novels as well as contemporary short stories, translation and reading courses.
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
Dr Issaga Ndiaye is senior lecturer in British literature. He holds a Doctorate Degree from Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (Senegal), where he currently teaches at the Department of English Studies. He defended a doctorate thesis on the rewritings of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Linguistics and is a former teacher of the Department of Applied Foreign Languages in Assane Seck University of Ziguinchor (Senegal). His areas of interest include postmodern fiction and the Victorian novel. Dr Ndiaye is also interested in the history and evolution of the English novel and on the teaching of English as a foreign language.
International Institute of Information Technology, India
Dr Tanutrushna Panigrahi is a Reader in English at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, India in the Department of Humanities. She holds a PhD in English with specialisation in Modern American Fiction from Berhampur University, Odisha. She was a Doctoral Fulbright Grantee for the year 2002-3 as part of the PhD Study in the universities of Brandeis and Harvard, USA.
Her research interests include American Literature, Nineteenth Century Indian Writing, The Mahabharata Literature, English Novel and World Literature. She is a Fulbright Fellow and notably studied the unpublished work of John Cheever in the special collection libraries. She has lectured in universities in India and abroad. Her published works include “Thoreau’s Opposing Ecology: Walden for the Anthropocene”, “Politics of the Form: Nineteenth Century Indian Novel”, “Transnational as the Initiation: The Tales of the Green-Eyed Thieves of Imraan Coovadia”, and “Multiple Identities: Draupadi as an Epic Hero. Her research supervision includes Martin Amis and Black Humour, Studies of the Fiction of G.W. Sebald, Chimamanda Adichie and Nigerian Literary Writing and Odia Literary Criticism and its Evolution. She is engaged researching on “Nineteenth Century Indian Novel and The World Literature Debates”.
Nagasaki University, Japan
Dr Akiyoshi Suzuki is a professor of American literature, world literature and East-West Studies at Nagasaki University, Japan. He has held positions such as English Test Design Commission of the National Center for University Entrance Examinations in Japan, guest professor at Suzhou University of Science & Technology in China, librasia 2014 conference chair & featured speaker and so forth, and now he is president of Katahira English Literature Society, the chief director of Japan Society of Text Study, the editorial board of the International Association for East-West Studies (U.S.A.), and others.
Dr Suzuki has introduced innovative and inventive readings of literature, such as 3-D topographic reading of Haruki Murakami’s fiction (IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship 2(1)), cross-cultural reading of doll-love novels in the world with relativization of Western episteme (Journal of East-West Thought 3(3)), resistance against identity-centrism reading of Henry Miller’s fictions (Delta 7), and so on. His current project is to examine the nature of literature and promote peace in the world by finding affinities of expression and imagination in world literature.
Imo State University, Nigeria
Dr Veronica Uduak Onyemauwa holds a PhD in Religious Ethics from Imo State University, Nigeria. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from the West African Theological Seminary, Nigeria. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Imo State University. She is a distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria; a Fellow Ambassador, Centre for Deep Dialogue and Critical Thinking, Nigeria and Philadelphia, USA; a Member, Ethics and Values Ambassadors International Association (EVAIA) Editorial Board; Member, Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA); Member, Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS).
Dr Onyemauwa is a freelance book reviewer and has reviewed several literary works, including 15 Abstracts for IAFOR and was recognised with the award of Senior Reviewer Certificate in 2018. Her academic background and research interest include: evaluation of socio-ethical issues in contemporary society; interplay between religion and society, and using ethical theories and analysis to explain socio-religious phenomena. She has attended several international and national conferences, seminars and has many publications to her credit.
Compucom Institute of Information Technology and Management, India.
Dr Shalini Yadav is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sciences &Humanities, Compucom Institute of Information Technology and Management, Jaipur, India. She holds a PhD in Post-colonial Literature and M. Phil in English Language Teaching (ELT) from the University of Rajasthan, India. She has more than 14 years of progressive teaching experience at University level in India, Libya and Saudi Arabia. She has enthusiastically participated and presented papers in many conferences and seminars across the tenure. She has authored books in the field of language and literature including Postcolonial Transition and Cultural Dialectics (2012), Communication Techniques (2010) and A Text Book of English for Engineers (2008). Besides, she is a freelance writer whose creative writing publications include three poetry books in English Floating Haiku (2015), Kinship With You: A Collection of Poems (2014), Till the End of Her Subsistence: An Anthology of Poems (2013), and one in Hindi language entitled Kshitiz Ke Us Paar (2016), Her most recent book, co-edited with Krati Sharma is On the Wings of Life: Women Writing Womanhood (2020). Many of her short stories and poems are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Yadav’s areas of research interests are mainly Post-colonial literature, Dalit literature, Feminist writings, Issues faced by transgender and English language teaching. She has meticulously written and also reviewed a considerable number of scholarly research articles for various National and International refereed journals and anthologies. Presently she is a reviewer and member of the editorial board of the journals named International Journal of English Language Education (IJELE), USA, English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS), Canadian Center of Science and Education, Canada, International Journal of Applied Linguistics; English Literature (IJALEL), Australian International Academic Centre, Australia, and Frontiers of Education Technology (FET), USA.
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
Dr Mounir Ben Zid received his MA and PhD in English language and literature from the Sorbonne University (France). He has published several articles on the interface between literature and linguistics, language, literary pedagogy, instructional theories, and practices. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Sultan Qaboos University (Department of English, Muscat – Oman).