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.