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Dr. Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Assistant Professor
Humanities & Social Sciences
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Dr Ashraf Abdel Fattah is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has an MA in Linguistics (with distinction) from the University of Westminster, UK (1994), and a PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Manchester, UK (2010). He has 30 years' professional experience in translation, interpreting, journalism and translation teaching. Before joining HBKU as a full-time assistant professor, Dr Abdel Fattah was a senior interpreter at Aljazeera Arabic Channel in Doha for 4 years and was the Middle East bulletin editor at the Associated Press Television News (APTN) in London for 13 years. From 1989 to1997, Dr Abdel Fattah worked as the first Arabic language editor at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London, with full responsibility for establishing and running the entire AI Arabic language program. From 1988 to 2011, he was also a visiting lecturer in Linguistics, Translation Studies and Arabic at the University of Westminster (formerly, Polytechnic of Central London), where he taught specialized translation; translation theory; linguistics & discourse analysis for translators; Arabic grammar & stylistics; morphology; generative grammar; systemic functional linguistics; semantics and Arabic to non-native speakers.

Research Interest

Contrastive appraisal analysis of news discourse, Media translation, Translation-specific features and corpus-based translation studies

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