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Dr. Naqaa Abbas

Dr. Naqaa Abbas

Instructional Assistant Professor (English)

Office Number: 313C / 328L
Office Phone: TBD

Dr. Abbas is Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. She earned her Ph. D. in Comparative Literature at Western University which focused on representations of Islam and the Other in nineteenth-century European Romanticism. Her work on representation continues with her ongoing projects examining questions of gender and cultural identity in writing communities in the Middle East today.

She has more than seventeen years of teaching and administrative experience in North American, European, and Middle Eastern institutions. Before joining TAMUQ, Dr. Abbas taught a variety of composition and literature classes at Western University, Zurich University, and the University of Saskatchewan. She has also taught Business Writing and Communication, Post Foundation as well as EAP classes in various institutions including the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre as well as Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She most recently taught Essay Writing and Professional Writing classes at Qatar University, where she was Assistant Professor of Writing.

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Writing communities
  • Literary Saloons in the Arab Gulf
  • Young authors in the Arab Gulf
  • Gender and cultural representation in digital writing
  • Cultural awareness in writing pedagogy


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Western University
  • Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, Western University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in French and German, Western University 


  • Texas A&M Universit at Qatar, Instructional Assistant Professor, 2020-present
  • Qatar University, Assistant Professor of Writing, 2018-2020
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Instructor/ Program Team Lead, 2014-2018
  • University of Saskatchewan, Adjunct Professor, 2014-2017
  • Zurich University, Lecturer, 2007-2008
  • Western University, Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, 2003-2005, 2006, 2009-2011