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Nihal Nagi Sarhan

  • Position: Associate Professor and TESOL program Director
  • Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Brief Biography

Nihal Nagi obtained her PhD in linguistics from Ain Shams University in 2009. She has been teaching numerous linguistics courses, including Arabic Phonetics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, as well as others. She is an editorial member of the Journal of Arabic Sociolinguistics, and a reviewer of the Center for Developing English Language Teaching (CDELT) and Annals of the Faculty of Arts. She also serves as an external examiner for graduation research projects. Nagi currently supervises four master's and PhD candidates, with topics ranging from examining narratives of bullying to the analysis of discourse on COVID and narratives of domestic violence. She has been a member of the viva of master's and doctoral defenses for more than 20 researchers.

Research Interest
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Gender Studies
  • Arabic Phonetics
  • PhD in Linguistics June 2009 Department of English, Faculty of Al-Alsun, Ain Shams University Dissertation title: The Interpersonal Metafunction in the Construct of Systemic Functional Grammar and Relevance Theory In Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken Discourse (MICASE) 
  • MA in Linguistics June 2005 Department of English, Faculty of Al-Alsun, Ain Shams University Dissertation title: The Impact of Flouting Pragmatic Conventions on Humour with Special Reference to Some Restoration Comedies
  • BA of language and Literature June 1998
  • Sarhan, N. N. (in press). Ideologies of gender representation in Hekayat Sha’bia min masˁr (2012). Journal of Arabic sociolinguistics. Edinburgh University Press

  • Sarhan, N. N. (2022). Because I am a Girl’: Identity and Positioning in Afghani Women Narratives. Cairo Studies in English, 2022(1), 46-64

  • SharafElDin, Y., & Sarhan, N. N. (2021). Pictorial Metaphors and Narrativity in Coronavirus Discourse. Cairo Studies in English, 2021(2), 206-228

  • Sarhan, N. N. (2021). ‘ItsMyDam’: Proximization and Framing Strategies in the Renaissance Dam Crisis Discourse: A Critical Cognitive Case Study. Textual Turnings: An International Peer-Reviewed Journal in English Studies, 3(1), 153-168

  • Sarhan, N. N. (2019). The ‘Then’ and the ‘Now’ in Brexit Discourse: A Discourse Historical Approach Case Study. Philology, 2

  • Sarhan, N. N. (2018). The JIHAD Frame in Holy Qur’an and NOW: A Contrastive Critical Discourse Analytic Study. Journal of Faculty of Arts, 3