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Ilham Abu Ghazaleh

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1939
  • Age: 76
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Born in Jaffa on 2 Dec. 1939; BA in English Language and Literature from Cairo University (1964); worked as teacher at the Ramallah Girls’ School and at Al-A’ishiyah School in Nablus during the years 1964-1976; became an English language teacher at An-Najah College in Nablus from 1972-74; returned to university and earned an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wales (1977); became Associate Professor at the English Language and Literature Dept. at Birzeit University (1970-77 and 1983-present); founding committee member of Al-Zaituna Theater in Nablus in 1976; founding member of the Arab Students’ League in Florida in 1979; earned a PhD in Text Linguistics from Florida University in 1983; upon return, became head of the English Language Dept. at Birzeit University, 1984-85 and Al-Ibrahimieh College, Jerusalem, 1984-86; Pres. of the Birzeit University Linguistics’ Program Committee, 1983-90, and of the English Dept. Council, 1985; member, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York (1990-91); affiliated with the Women Studies Program at Birzeit University since 1990; founding member of the Institute of Women Studies, Birzeit University; Board of Trustees member of Al-Ibrahimieh College in Jerusalem since 1991; founding member of various organizations, incl. the Institute of Arab Women Studies, Washington (1989) and the Discourse Analysis Program at Birzeit University in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam (1993-94); Advisory Board member of the National Committee for Palestinian Theater since 1995, and the Arab Thought Forum since 1997; member of the editorial board of The Jerusalem Daily (1965-66), Al-Fajr Daily (1975-76) and Al-Kateb journal (1991-93); writings include Women of Silence (Union of Palestinian Writers, 1997).



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