Thursday, February 16, 2012

Winnipeg Free Press on Saudi Children's Lit PhD scholar, excerpt

U of W lures history-making Saudi scholar

Sabah Aisawi will join the University of Winnipeg as a visiting research fellow from February to June.

As the first woman to gain a PhD in children's literature in Saudi Arabia she will look at cultural diversity and portrayal of disability in children’s literature.

Aisawi said she chose to spend her sabbatical at the U of W since "it is one of the most well-known centres worldwide in my field of research."

She will also be teaching a new children’s literature course at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia next year, and will consult with U of W faculty who teach in the field of young people’s texts and cultures.

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