Ebtissam Oraby

Ebtissam Oraby

Title:
Arabic Language Specialist
Email:
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Ebtissam Oraby teaches Arabic at the George Washington University. Prior to joining GW in 2010, she taught at the American University in Cairo. Ebitssam has a B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature from Ain Shams University in Egypt, and an M.A. from the American University in Cairo in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. She is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Education at GW. Her doctoral research is situated in the field of foreign language literacy. Her research inquiry investigates the question of alterity and brings the ideological construction and practice of difference to literacy scholarship. Ebtissam's doctoral dissertation explores how students in Arabic literature courses encounter alterity, how they construct the other and reconstruct themselves as they read modern Arabic literary texts, and how the political, historical, geographical, and cultural contexts in which students read shape their reading. Linking theory to practice, Ebitssam is currently working on curricular development and pedagogical innovations in language and literacy education.