Rania M Rafik Khalil is a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and holds the positions of Research and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Internationalisation Coordinator and the Advising and Language Support Office (ALSO) Coordinator. Dr Khalil is the Acting Director of the Research Centre for Irish Studies (RCIS) which she established in October 2020 at the BUE.
Her specialisation is Irish Studies. Her research interests extend to drama, theatre and performance. She is being trained by Bamboozle Theatre Company, UK and AFCA Arts Center, Egypt on making theatre for autistic children in collaboration with the British Council, Egypt and Hakawy Festival.
Her research publications focus on East Asian-Canadian theatre, Irish drama, Aboriginal Australian theatre and Ecofeminism in drama, in addition to English language teaching and learning pedagogy, assessment, flipped teaching, curriculum design, learning disabilities and student support strategies in higher education.
Dr. Khalil obtained 5 International Grants for the BUE:
UNHCR and the British Council, UK US$52,000 in 2017
Embassy of Ireland 1,700 Euros in 2019
Culture Ireland 3,000 Euros in 2020
Culture Ireland 1000 Euros in 2021
Embassy of Ireland Fund 800 Euros in 2021
In recognition of her research efforts, Dr. Khalil received the BUE Early Career Research Award (RAW) for 2017-18.
CELTA, University of Cambridge, UK
Virtual Exchange Certification, Erasmus+
Advanced Practitioner Certification in Assessment, TESOL International Association, USA
Assessment in English Language Teaching and Learning Certification, University of Oregon, USA
Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Employability Skills, Melbourne University
Humanitarian Response to Crisis and Disaster, Harvard University
Ph.D. in Drama, Ain Shams University
M.A. in Drama, Ain Shams University
Her research interests include drama, theatre and performance. She is also interested in digital humanities, teacher training, student support in higher education, digital learning, community service and humanitarian response to crisis.
Khalil, Rania M Rafik (2022). Nomadic Identities in Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats… and Anna Karenina. Hermes Journal Cairo University, April, Vol. 11, Issue 1. (accepted for publication, in print)
Khalil, Rania M Rafik (2022). Aboriginal Australian Autobiographies of Postmemory and Trauma in Wesley Enoch’s Black Medea and The 7 Stages of Grieving. Hermes Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 2, Cairo University. (in print)
Rania M Rafik Khalil, Shadia Fahim, Wadouda Badran, Hadia Fakhreldin, Maguid Hassan, Hani Ghali, Attia Attia, Sarah Khalil, Hassan Abdelhamid, Yasmine Abdel Moneim, and Omar H. Karam. Proceedings of ICERI2020 Conference 9th-10th November 2020, ISBN: 978-84-09-24232-0 p.618-627
Khalil, Rania M. Rafik. (2020). Schielke, Samuli. (2020). Migrant Dreams, Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States. Migration Letters, 17(4), 561-562. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v17i4.1088
Khalil, Rania M Rafik, "Ireland is My Home" (2020). English Language and Literature. 11.
Khalil, Rania M Rafik. (2020). An Examination of the Use and Production of Space in Brian Friel’s Translations (1980), Michel Tremblay’s Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer (2009) and Emma Donoghue’s Room (2017). Textual Turnings- A Journal of English Studies, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p.256-272. DOI: 10.21608/ttaip.2019.123771
Khalil, Rania M Rafik (2019). A Semiotic Reading of the East Asian-Canadian Restaging of the Immigrant Experience and Redress in Marty Chan’s The Forbidden Phoenix and David Yees’s lady in the red dress. CDELT Journal Article 3, Volume 66, Issue 1, Winter 2019, Page 47-72. https://opde.journals.ekb.eg/article_132715.html DOI: 10.21608/opde.2019.132715
Khalil, Rania M Rafik; Fahim, Shadia; Saad, Mohamed; and British Council, "Perceptions of Syrian Refugees of Education and Pastoral Support in MENA: A Comparative Report Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey" (2018). English Language and Literature. 14. https://buescholar.bue.edu.eg/eng_lang_lit/14
Khalil, R. & S. Fahim (2016) Flipped Teaching and Learning in English Language Programmes in Higher Education. Proceedings of INTED2016 Conference 7-9th March, 2016, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 978-84-608-5617-7 p. 5387- 5397.