Dr Shahd Alshammari : the power of language and literature

Dr Shahd Alshammari is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait.

She currently teaches undergraduate literature courses with an emphasis on Romanticism, Victorian, and 20th century literature. She also teaches academic writing and freshman composition classes.

Dr Alshammari’s research is concerned with giving voice to minority groups and their representation in literary works. She has published research on madness in Victorian and Postcolonial literature.

She holds a keen interest in disability studies and gender studies and is a creative writer, using personal narrative to weave the personal with the political. She writes from the intersections of race, disability, and gender.

Her poetry collection On Love and Loss (see below) deals with love and illness. Other works have appeared in various literary and critical journals. Her first collection of short stories is entitled Notes on the Flesh (Faraxa Publishing).

Dr Alshammari believes education is the foundation of personal empowerment and social change and is interested in any project that empower young women in underprivileged societies.


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Dr Shahd Alshammari

Dr Shahd Alshammari

Dr Shahd Al Shammari is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST, Kuwait). Her research interests include madness and disability in fiction and the Middle East, Victorian literature, postcolonial literature, gender Studies, disability studies in literature and society, Arab women writers and critical race theory. Her book Literary Madness in British, Postcolonial, and Bedouin Women's Writing was released in 2016. She is the International Editor of the journal Considering Disability.
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2 Comments On “Dr Shahd Alshammari : the power of language and literature”

  1. I agree that literature can be a powerful form of resistance and look forward to reading your work.

  2. Thank you so much Deborah! I would love to hear your feedback.

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