Dr. Nohayer Lotfy

Nohayer Esmat Lotfy is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, with particular interest in discourse analysis and cultural studies. Lotfy has received her PhD degree from the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts – Cairo University. Her research focuses on linguistic and cultural analysis of the art of stand-up comedy, particularly in Egypt. She is currently a member of the Egyptian team of Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) research project (since January 2020) where she participates in research activities related to the theme of liminal spaces.  

Lotfy joined the BUE in 2017 as a part-time assistant lecturer where she has taught English as a foreign language (EFL) to BUE students in different disciplines. She, then, joined the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2020 teaching courses in the field of linguistics. In 2012, Lotfy got her master’s degree in TEFL from the American University in Cairo. She also participated in the 2012 Nile TESOL conference "Language Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities" held at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The presentation was on "Community-Based Learning and Teaching English: Challenges and Opportunities". She has also participated in the Cairo Symposium held at the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University in the years 2014 and 2016 where she worked on stand-up comedy performances of Egyptian comedians (2014) and Trevor Noah (2016).

Education

PhD

Date:                           January 2020

Institution:                 Faculty of Arts – Department of English Language and Literature, Cairo University

Area of focus:            Applied Linguistics – Discourse Analysis

Ph.D. Dissertation Title:  Egyptian and American Stand-up Comedy: Move Analysis and Linguistic Features of Humor

 

Masters of Arts

Date:                           June 2012

Institution:                 American University in Cairo (AUC)

Area of focus:            Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Thesis Title: Seating Arrangement and Cooperative Learning Activities: Students' On-task/off-task Participation in EFL Classrooms

 

Diploma of Applied Linguistics

Dates:                         2005 – 2006

Institution:                 Cairo University, Faculty of Arts - English Department

Area of Focus:           Applied Linguistics

 

Bachelor of Arts         

Dates:                         2001-2005

Institution:                 Cairo University, Faculty of Arts - English Department

Area of focus:            English Language and Literature

 

Research Interests

Discourse analysis (CDA, multimodality)

Cultural studies

Performance arts 

Journal Articles

Lofty, N. (2012). Seating arrangement and cooperative learning activities: Students’ on-task/off-task participation in EFL classrooms (MA Thesis). Retrieved from http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/3157

Lotfy, N. E. (2019, October). Linguistic and paralinguistic features in Egyptian stand-up comedy: A case study of the shows of Ali Quandil. Presentation at the Colloquium on African Stand-up Comedy Practices, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa

Shaarway, H. Y. & Lotfy, N. E. (2013). Teaching writing within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): A supplement asynchronous blended learning approach in an EFL undergraduate course in Egypt. Higher Education Studies, 3(1), 123-135. doi: 10.5539/hes.v3n1p123

Conference Papers

Grove, N. & Lotfy, N. (2012, January). Community-Based Learning and Teaching English: Challenges & Opportunities. Presentation at the NileTESOL/AUC Conference XVI: Language Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Cairo, Egypt

Lotfy, N. E. (2016, November). Identity and Humor: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Trevor Noah’s Stand-up Comedy Shows. Presentation at the 13th International Symposium on Comparative Literature, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Oleimy, D. M. & Lotfy, N. E. (2014, November). Humour as resistance in the Egyptian stand-up comedy after the January 25th revolution. Presentation at the Twelfth International Symposium on Comparative Literature, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

 

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