Dr. Rania M Rafik Khalil
Faculty Representative for Lecturers
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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.

ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2096-1904


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

Research Interests

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.

Journal Articles

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

Conference Papers
Khalil, R. Nakhla, N. Fahim,S. (2018). MLearning: Powerful Learning Tools for EAP in Higher Education. INTED2018 Proceedings p. 1418-1423. doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.0024, 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Spain 5-7 March, 2018. 
Khalil, R. & S. Fahim (2016). Assessment as a Learning Tool in the Flipped English Language Classroom in Higher Education. Arab World English Journal, December 2016 ASELS Annual Conference Proceedings, 2016, p.4-19.

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.

Khalil, R. (2014). An Integrated Skills Approach to Teaching Active Listening. IATEFL Conference Selections p.123-24
Khalil, R.(2013).’ In Pursuit of Autonomy: a fallacy or reality? A case study of Egyptian students in Higher Education.”  http://iji.cgpublisher.com     

Khalil, R. & S. Fahim (2012). ‘Making the Leap to Academic Honesty.’  www.iceri2012.org 

Research Coordinator \/ Advising and Language Support Office Coordinator (ALSO) \/ Internationalisation
Research Projects
UNHCR and British Council, UK international research consultancy "Perceptions of young adult Syrian refugees on higher education in the MENA region" with funding of $ 52,000. UNHCR and British Council, UK international research consultancy. Successful Transition from High School to University.
English Literature and Culture and English Language modules: Renaissance Literature and Culture, Victorian Literature and Culture, Studies in Romantic Literature, Restoration and 18thC Literature, Advanced Writing , Upper Intermediate English, Intermediate.
Research Coordinator Teaching and assessment: Literature Advising and Language Support Office Coordinator: student support in further developing their four English language skills. Internationalisation