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English Assistant

Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon
March 07, 2019

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Lara S. El Mekkawi

Curriculum Vitae


Phone: +961-*-******


English – Native language.

Russian – Speaking (Native); Reading (Native); Writing (Good).

Arabic – Speaking (Native); Reading (Native); Writing (Good).


2014 – 2016 Master of Arts in English Literature

American University of Beirut (AUB) Beirut, Lebanon

Thesis: One Foot Out the Door: Rabih Alameddine and Indecisive Cosmopolitanism

Committee: Dr. Ira Allen, Primary Advisor, Assistant Professor of English; Dr. James Hodapp, Assistant Professor of English; Dr. Syrine Hout, Professor of English and Comparative Literature.

Coursework: Introduction to Bibliography Methods of Research; Anglophone Lebanese Post-War Narrative; Romantic Islam &Enlightenment; Women &Gender in Middle East; Renaissance Tragedy; Language and Identity; African Literature: Post-National.

2011 – 2014 Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Notre Dame University (NDU) Beirut, Lebanon

Work Experience

August 2017- present: English Instructor

American University of Beirut

English 207 (Introduction to English Literature II)

English 106 (Introduction to World Literature)

English 102 (Technical English)

May 2017- December 2018: English Editor

Turning Point Books

Harness Your Creativity (May 2018)

And We Chose Everything (October 2018)

2017-Present: Freelance Translator

Arabic to English Translations:

Play Translation: Untitled (UMAM)

Children Book Translation: Princess in a Box (Turning Point Books)

Children Book Translation: Barkouk (Turning Point Books)

Russian to English Translations:

Miscellaneous Translations: Hassana Balouli Translation Bureau

December 2016 – Present: Founding Member of Cultural Center


2014 – Present: Freelance Writer& Editor

Turning Point Books, Beirut: English Editor

Annahar English, Beirut: Staff Writer

Beirut Today, Beirut: Contributing Writer and Editor

Orient Palms, Beirut: Contributing Writer

Etcetera, Beirut: Press Officer

AUB Outlook: Contributing Writer

2015 – August 2017: Substitute Instructor

English 212 (The Age of Shakespeare)

English 218 (Poetry)

English 219 (Film as Text)

English 234 (Gender and Language)

English 239(Advanced Creative Writing)

English 249 (Fiction Writing)

2015 – February 2017: English Instructor and Assistant Language Arts Consultant


IB Higher Level English

English as a Second Language

Intermediate and Elementary English

Presentations and Conference Activity

2018 “One Foot Out the Door: Indecisive Cosmoplitanism and Rabih Alameddine” The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention. Pittsburgh. 12 April 2018.

2017 “One Foot Out the Door: Indecisive Cosmoplitanism and Rabih Alameddine”. English Colloquium, AUB. 9 December 2017.

2016 “The Use of Negation in Shakespearian Tragedy” Student Conference. American University of Science and Technology. Department of English and Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUST. 11 May 2016.

2015 “The Performativity of Nothing in Shakespearian Tragedy” Graduate Student Conference. Renaissance Tragedy. Department of English and Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUB. 8 December 2015.

2013 “Lord Byron’s Eastern Byronic Hero”. Messolonghi Byron Society Conference, Messolonghi. 30 May 2013.

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