Amal El Haimeur
- Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic and African and African-American Studies
- Coordinator of the African & African Diasporic Language Program
Dr. Amal El Haimeur is an Assistant Teaching Professor of African and African-American Studies and the coordinator of the Department’s African and African Diasporic Language program. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds certification as an ACTFL OPI tester. Her research interests include Arabic as a heritage language, second language acquisition, and discourse analysis. She is also passionate about instructional technology, online learning, and curricular design. Her research aims at bridging the gap between linguistic theory and language pedagogy. Another area of research that Dr. El Haimeur finds intriguing is North African women, exploring their representation and role in transforming cultural norms and asserting agency. Her published articles include works such as "Ethnolinguistic Identity in Morocco," "The Acquisition of Diminutives in Moroccan Heritage Speakers in France,” “Verb Derivation Patterns among Moroccan Arabic Heritage Speakers in France: Pedagogical Implications” and “the representation of women in Arabic video clips." Additionally, she has contributed to articles and a forthcoming book chapter submitted to journals, namely, "Sayyida al-Hurra: A Forgotten North African Queen and Military Leader," and "Empowering North African Women with Music." Dr. El Haimeur is also a co-author of the forthcoming book "Students’ Stories: A Path to Writing in Arabic."