Dr. Rania M Rafik Khalil is an associate professor of English and Irish literature in the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In addition, she holds the position of Research and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator and she is the Director of the Research Centre for Irish Studies (RCIS) which she established in October 2020 at the BUE.
Her interests extend to drama, theatre and performance in addition to pedagogy of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. She is CELTA certified and is an advanced trained CEA reviewer for accreditation of English language programmes. She has been trained by Bamboozle Theatre Company, UK and AFCA Arts Center, in collaboration with the British Council on “Making Theatre for Children with Autism”.
Dr. Khalil has completed a research consultancy and research project on behalf of the BUE in collaboration with UNHCR and the British Council UK on the perception of Syrian refugees on higher education in host nations in the MENA region with a budget of 52,000 US$ dollars. Results were published by the British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/cultures_of_learning_-_report_2_final.pdf
Her research publications focus on East Asian-Canadian theatre, Irish drama, Aboriginal Australian theatre, Ecofeminism in drama and Psychoanalysis. Her publications also include research on assessment, student support in higher education and flipped pedagogy.
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
Bachelor of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University
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. (forthcoming)
Khalil, Rania M Rafik (2021). Staged Representations of Négritude: Aboriginality and White Supremacy in Jane Harrison’s Stolen. Fayoum University Journal Article 34, Volume 13, Serial Number 2, Winter 2021, p. 1874-1909. DOI: 10.21608/jfafu.2021.76421.1514
Khalil, Rania M Rafik, Shadia Fahim, Wadouda Badran, Hadia Fakhreldin, Maguid Hassan, Hani Ghali, Attia Attia, Sarah Khalil, Hassan Abdelhamid, Yasmine Abdel Moneim, and Omar H. Karam. (2020). Proceedings of ICERI2020 Conference 9th-10th November 2020, Indexed Web of Science. 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). Minorities in Ireland, Studi Irlandesi, Journal of Irish Studies, Vol.10, no. 10, p. 101-113. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/
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. (2018). "Perceptions of Syrian Refugees of Education and Pastoral Support in MENA: A Comparative Report Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey."
- Going Global 2021 (virtual)
- BlueCrest University Blended Learning Practices 27-28 November, 2020 Ghana (virtual)
- ICERI2020 Conference 9th-10th November 2020, Spain (virtual)
- DELL 1st International Conference 23-24 February 2020, BUE
Grants Obtained by Dr Rania M Rafik Khalil for the BUE:
ESP Irish Government Grant 160,000 LE
Culture Ireland 1000 Euros
Embassy of Ireland Cultural Outreach Grant 800 Euros
Culture Ireland 3,000 Euros
Embassy of Ireland 1,700 Euros
UNHCR and British Council, UK 52,000 US $ Dollars