AGYA Member

Shahd Alshammari


Areas of Expertise:
Illness Narrative, Disability Studies, Literary Theory, Arab Women’s Writing

About me

I am an Assistant Professor of Literature at Gulf University for Science and Technology. My research focuses on disability studies, illness narratives, and narrative therapy.  

My motivation for becoming an AGYA member was to enter a space of interdisciplinary research. Crossing my disciplinary perimeters and working together with bright minds from the Arab region and Germany undoubtedly provides many opportunities to collaborate on exciting research.

Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Common Heritage and Common Challenges

Academic Career

2016 - Assistant Professor, Department of English , Gulf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait
2015 - 2016Assistant Professor, Department of English, Arab Open University, Kuwait

Selected Publications

  • Alshammari, S. (forthcoming). Female Representation in the Golden Age of Kuwaiti Television: Stigma, Subversion, and Agency. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.
  • Alshammari, S. (2020). Narrative Reflections on Losing a Companion Animal: In Memory of Flake.Journal of Autoethnography 21 September 2020; 1 (4): 378–387.
  • Alshammari, S. (forthcoming). Down the Rabbit-hole. Health, Illness, and Survival. Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal. American University of Beirut.
  • Alshammari, S. (2020). Writing the Silenced Body. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. 16 (1) (pp. 79).
  •  Alshammari, S. (2019). “But They’re Nothing Like Us!” A Pedagogic Approach to Shakespearean Drama in Kuwait . Cultural Intertexts. 9 (1) (pp. 9-17).



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