Ruth Abou Rached
  • School of Arts, Cultures and Languages, Oxford Road

    M13 9LP

    United Kingdom

  • School of Arts, Cultures and Languages, Oxford Road

    M13 9LP Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


I specialise in teaching Translation Studies, Modern Languages (MFL) and Arabic studies to widen university access to under-represented groups. My work on Iraqi women’s literature was inspired by community work in the UK and living in the Middle East. My research interests include Iraqi and Arab women’s writing, Palestinian and other exilic literatures, postcolonial literary studies and intersectional feminist translation theories. I am editor for New Voices in Translation Studies, International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS).

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma, RESEARCH LEADER IN EDUCATION: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS (Distinction) ( College of Social Sciences & Arts), Sheffield Hallam University

1 Sep 202130 Jun 2022

Award Date: 30 Jun 2022

Master of Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Education (MFL/Other languages), The University of Manchester

30 Sep 202030 Jun 2021

Award Date: 30 Jun 2021

Doctor of Philosophy, Iraqi women’s stories: reading Iraqi women writers’ Arabic novels in English translation using analytical perspectives of feminist translation, The University of Manchester

1 Sep 201418 Oct 2018

Award Date: 1 Nov 2018

Postgraduate Diploma, Associate Fellow for the Higher Education Academy, The University of Manchester

1 Sep 20173 Jan 2018

Award Date: 3 Jan 2018

External positions

Supervisor (Community and Youth Development Work), University of Bolton

31 Oct 202031 May 2021

Co-Editor (Special Issue on Iraqi Literary Figures), Journal of Contemporary Iraq and the Arab World

1 May 20201 Jan 2023

Co-Editor, New Voices in Translation Studies, AITIS (peer reviewed journal)

30 Nov 2015 → …

Academic Events Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Studies on the Arab World (CASAW): Manchester

17 May 201531 Jan 2016

Co-Director/Trustee, Langworthy Cornerstone Association

12 Jun 2012 → …

Areas of expertise

  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • Feminist Translation
  • Arabic
  • Arabic Literature
  • French
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • Arab women's literature
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Community development
  • Cultures of the Middle East
  • Feminist Paratranslation


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