Prof. Adrian Roscoe

Prof. Adrian Roscoe


Though he recently retired to England after thirteen years’ work at Sultan Qaboos University, Adrian Roscoe continues to write. His latest books include Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction, edited with Drs Rahma Al-Mahrooqi and Vijay Thakur (2015);Vol. I of The Common Touch: Popular Literature from Shakespeare to the Restoration, edited with Prof. Paul Scanlon (2014); and Focusing on EFL Reading, edited with Dr Rahma Al-Mahrooqi (2014). He is currently working on Volume II of The Common Touch and on a book about aspects of the Roman colonial experience in Britain.


Dr. Susanne Shunnaq

Dr. Susanne Shunnaq


Susanne Ramadan Shunnaq is a Vienna born English literature specialist who has joined the English Department at Sultan Qaboos University in 2013 after a 14-year teaching, research, and administrative career in academia in the Middle East. She holds a Ph.D in Modern and Contemporary American Literature from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, in the USA where she was a Fulbright scholar. Upon her graduation, she accepted a position at Yarmouk University in northern Jordan where she continued her long years of dedication to the teaching of English language and literature and the study of Middle Eastern culture. Her research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, modernist literature, cultural studies, teaching strategies, and foreign language education


Dr. Faryal Ahmed

Dr. Faryal Ahmed


Faryal Ahmed is currently working at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman teaching skill-based courses at the Language Centre. Prior to this she was teaching Language and Literature at Kinnaird College, Lahore, Pakistan. She was also involved in developing courses in Applied Linguistics, Management Studies, Communication and Teacher Education. She has also taught at the Academy of Civil Services in Pakistan. She has a PHD in Management and a double Masters in Literature and Educational Management from Nottingham University, England. She has devoted her career in building and developing human potential where she has excelled in utilizing her core competencies of problem solving, organizing, and focusing on quality. She has not only been a teacher, but a facilitator, program developer, and a coordinator for hundreds of students in Oman and Pakistan.


Dr. Adil Al Khafaji

Dr. Adil Al Khafaji


Dr. Al Khafaji is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Translation. He obtained his M. A. in English as a Second or Foreign Language from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK and Ph. D. in Linguistics and Translation from Al Mustansiriya University, Iraq. He has more than 40 years of experience in ELT. He taught in Iraq, Jordan and, for the last 14 years, in Oman. Dr. Al Khafaji is a former British Council scholar and has published on ELT and translation studies. He is the author of the Translanguage Hypothesis in Applied Translation Studies. He is experienced in program design and worked as a program reviewer for the Omani Ministry of Higher Education.


Dr. Kirstin Hemmy

Dr. Kirsten Hemmy


Dr. Kirstin Hemmy's book of poetry, The Atrocity of Water, was a Tom Lombardo selection for Press 53. Hemmy is currently completing a book on Muslim women in history; her poetry has recently appeared in Sonora Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Callyx, Cake Magazine, Midwest Poetry Review, Lake Effect, Bellingham Review, Southern Humanities Review, Cream City Review, Smartish Pace, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award for Poetry, has received the Academy of American Poets Award, and has published interviews with poets such as Yusef Komunyakaa and Ralph Angel. Hemmy is a two-time Fulbright scholar (2003 and 2012) and was a finalist for the Pushcart prize in 2018. Hemmy currently lives in the Sultanate of Oman, where she teaches creative writing at Sultan Qaboos University.