Dr. Mervat Shukry received her B.A. from the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, got her M.A. on Restoration drama from the American University in Cairo and her Ph.D. on modern comparative drama from Ain Shams Faculty of Arts with a data collection grant from London University, U.K. She got promoted to Associate Professor at the British University in Egypt (BUE) in 2018. Her main research interests are literature, specifically drama, the theatre and performance studies, whether British or world drama in relation to theories as psychoanalysis, ecocriticism, ethnicity, across border theatre as well as adaptations of world drama to other cultures. She is also interested in language teaching, critical thinking, the use of technology and flipped teaching in the classroom which integrates Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), on which she received training at the University of Oregon in 2000.
Dr. Shukry is a Fulbright alumni who earned a scholarship for the American Studies Summer Institute held in joint collaboration between George Washington University, USA, and The Binational Fulbright Commission in 2003. As such, she participated in their alumni events and presented in various national and international educational/cultural bodies and conferences, including the University of Massachusetts, the American Embassy’s Regional Cultural Centre and the American AID programme (IELP II) that enhances the use of technology in teaching. She has also published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. In addition, she presented on CALL at the Electronic Oasis of the EgypTesol annual International Convention from 2000 till 2008. Of her other interests is the preservation of the Egyptian heritage. She is a member of the Lovers of Coptic Heritage Society (LOCOHES) that focuses on creating such awareness among Egyptians through holding seminars, conferences, art exhibitions and trips to different parts of Egypt as well as inviting renowned speakers on the topic.
Before joining the BUE, Dr. Shukry taught English literature/language and academic essay writing including article, book, stage and film reviews at Ain Shams and Misr International Universities, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AAST), the American University in Cairo alongside the AAST joint training Programme for attachés of the Egyptian embassies. Since she joined the BUE in 2006, she has both been a Module Leader and Senior Module Leader for some English modules taught across the University from 2006 till 2017. She is currently the Module Leader for Shakespeare at the Department of English Language and Literature (DELL) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, has been and still is the Senior Module Leader for the handover process of the English language migrating modules to the Faculty of Nursing. With regards to staff development, she delivers workshops to both staff and students as relevant. Since 2008, she has been holding the responsibility of Examination Officer of the English Department and currently for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She received an award in September 2018 from the BUE for being promoted to Associate Professor.
B.A. (Ain Shams University)
M.A. (The American University in Cairo)
Ph.D. (Ain Shams University with a London University Data Collection grant)
Post Ph.D. Fulbright scholar.
Dr. Shukry is interested drama, theatre and performance studies, whether British or world drama in relation to theories as psychoanalysis, ecocriticism, ethnicity, across border theatre as well as adaptations of world drama to other cultures.
Shafik, M. Shukry (2017). An Ecocritical Study of Paul Zindel’s Let Me Hear You Whisper. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 5 (12), ISSN 2321 - 9203, pp. 149-158.
Shafik, M. Shukry (2017). "Kwame Kwei-Armah's Triptych Technique in Delineating the Black British Community". The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 5 (11). ISSN 2321 - 9203, pp. 171-182.
Shafik, M. Shukry (2015). Women Empowerment in Henrick Ibsen's A Doll's House and Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother. Center for Developing English Language Teaching (CDELT) - Occasional Papers Journal. Vol 60.
Shafik, M. Shukry (2016). King Lear between Shakespeare and El-Fakharani: Any Affinity? Journal of Faculty of Education for Humanistic and Literary Sciences. Vol. 22, No. 4-B.