On March 26, Lama Alharbi, English instructor and PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics, presented “Saving The ‘Black-Clad’ Women: Examining the American News Discourses on Saudi Women.”
His presentation provided a critical discourse analysis of American
news discourses on Saudi women and their accesses to rights. Questioning the intent of such discourses, this paper reveals that the mainstream coverage of stories about Saudi women in the United States is rife with an Orientalizing gaze.
On March 27, Alharbi also presented a paper-in-progress at the Doctoral Research Forum at the TESOL convention in Chicago, Illinois. Her presentation, “The Interplay of Shared Linguistic Memberships in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms,” examines the impact
of teachers’ linguistic identities on classroom pedagogies and practices in multilingual composition classrooms.
Department of English