د. فاتح شعبان أكاديمي سوري، حائز على درجة الدكتوراه في الجغرافيا والتخطيط الإقليمي، قام بالتدريس في عدة جامعات منها جامعة حلب وجامعة غازي عنتاب، وهو حالياً زميل في قسم الجغرافيا بجامعة ساسيكس البريطانية. له العديد من البحوث والدراسات المنشورة، وهو مهتم بالدراسات الجغرافية المتعلقة بالطاقة وبالفكر الجغرافي، وشارك مؤخراً في عدة دراسات تتناول واقع التعليم العالي في سوريا، منها تقريران مع جامعة كامبريدج البريطانية عن التعليم العالي في سوريا قبل وبعد عام 2011. يشارك د. شعبان حالياً في عدة مشاريع بحثية، منها مشروع مع جامعة ادنبرا وآخر مع جامع كنت في المملكة المتحدة، وهو يرأس المركز الاكاديمي لدراسات التنمية والسلام.
Shaher Abdullateef is an independent researcher. In 2014, he gained his PhD in Hydroponics and Biotechnology from Humboldt University, Berlin. Since 2015, he has been based in Turkey and working on several issues related to Food Security and Higher Education. He is the local agricultural expert in the EU-funded “Governance project” for governance and strategic planning in Syria, led by the Assistance and Coordination Unit (NGO). He is the PI of both the e-learning research and Capacity Building governance and resilience study and was a co-researcher in several studies related to Higher Education, and Food Security and Livelihoods in Syria. He has professional skills in research, teaching, project management, and coaching of different agricultural engineers and farmer groups. He has recently collaborated with international researchers from Cambridge University, Kent University, Reading University, University College London and Edinburgh University. He is interested in concepts of governance, sustainable development and networking. He is a leader of the Syrian Food Security and Livelihood research group and an active researcher at Cara Syria program. He is an active member in wide international academic networks. He is currently involved at a Network of expertise on Food & Health Security in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States to support displaced academics in the Levant for the co-development of interdisciplinary research approaches & strategies for a successful transition away from humanitarian provision of short-term food supplies and agriculture inputs towards long-term planning for food security. He has a strong partnerships and coordination with multi-stakeholder networks including local councils, local communities, engineer groups, local and international NGOs and academics.
Education PhD in English (Literature and Criticism) (May 2006) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, USA Dissertation Title: "Three Multicultural American Women Playwrights of Trans-cultural Consciousness: Adrienne Kennedy, Velina Houston, and Diane Glancy MA in English (English Literature) (August 1996) Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA DIPLOMA in Translation (English-Arabic) (August 1992) The University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria BA in English (Literature and Linguistics) (August 1991) The University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria Honors and Awards * Four-week Research Incubation Visit to St John’s College, Oxford University (July, 2019). * Certificate of Appreciation Award for teaching Literature & Criticism, Granted by the Department of English, University of Aleppo (August 2013) * Exceptional International Student Award, Granted by the African American Cultural Center of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (May 2006) * Outstanding International Student Award (Top International Student, highest GPA), Granted by the African American Cultural Center of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (May 2006) * Fulbright Scholarship to study MA at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA., Granted by the J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & the United States Information Agency (August 1994-August 1996) Academic Experience Aug 2016-Current Assistant Professor, Teaching English Language & Literature in the Departments of Foreign Languages & English Language Teaching, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey. Aug 2014-July 2015 Assistant Professor, Teaching English & American Literatures in the Department of English, University of Qortoba, Aleppo, Syria. Aug 2006-July 2015 Assistant Professor, Teaching Literature & Criticism in the Department of English Literature & Linguistics, Univ. of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria. Areas of Specialization and Interest • British and American Literature • Contemporary American women Poets & Playwrights of Multi-ethnic Identity • Women Studies • Cultural Studies • Postcolonial & Transnational Studies Membership in Scholarly Institutions 1) Member of the Teaching Committee in the Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey. 2) Previously a member of the Teaching Committee (Department of English Language & Literature ): Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria. 3) Member of Cara’s Academics & Researchers at Risk (An International Academic NGO): London, UK. 4) Member of Dakam Reviewers’ Committee for IJSSIS (International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies): Istanbul, Turkey. 5) Member of KalMIREC Göç Araştırma Merkezi at Hasan Kalyoncu Üniversitesi, Gaziantep, Turkey) Papers, Academic Sessions, National/International Conferences • “Carrying Syrian Academic Heritage to the Future: Preserving Academic Heritage in the Middle-East” to be published in Yok Booklet for the project “Preservation of the Academic Heritage in the Middle East” ( www.academicheritage.org) in Spring 2020. • “Ethical Action in Global Research: Supporting an Ethical Research Journey.” I attended the Roundtable Workshop at The University of Edinburgh in July 2019 and participated in the research by running a Feedback Session at my academic Institution HKU in Gaziantep in October 2019 to contribute to producing the University of Edinburgh Global Ethics Toolkit: A Pocket Guide. • “Contemporary American Women Writers as Agents of Change & Transformation: A Post-Colonial Reading” (An Oral Presentation at Dakam International Literary Criticism Conference, October, 2018, Nippon Hotel Conference Room, Istanbul, Turkey). • “A Melting Pot or a Counter-Hegemony? A Post-Colonial Study of Contemporary American Literature” (An Oral Presentation at ICOSS-March, 2018, Turgut Özal Conference Center Ürgüp, Nevşehir City, Cappadocia, Turkey). Projects directed and participated 1) “Women Writers and Resilience: A Comparative Study.” (I was trained by Prof. Robin Ostle, Oxford Univ. St. Jones College, Prof. M. S. Omri, , Oxford Univ. St. Jones College and Dr. Anissa Dauodi Univ. of Birmingham in July, 2019, to participate in an intersectional research through CARA for 2020-2021). 2) “Promoting Developing Education & Acculturation: The Psycho-social Needs of Syrian Refugee Students in Turkish Schools” (I am leading an Intersectional Study with Dr. Özge Hacifazlioglu and Dr. Feyza Doyran under the supervision of Dr. Clara Calia, The University of Edinburgh for a research grant offered by CARA for Fall 2020). 3) “Citizenship and Resilience: Syrian Experiences in Turkey” (I am conducting the research project with Dr. Mohammed Rashid and Dr. Marouf Al-Khalaf Dr. Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, London School of Economics and Political Science for a research grant offered by CARA for Spring 2020).