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Rana Raddawi

Associate Professor of Instruction, Arabic

PhD, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Dr. Rana Raddawi holds a PhD in Translation Studies Arabic/English/French from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She is fluent in five languages English, Arabic, French, Portuguese and Turkish with a fair knowledge of Spanish and Italian. Dr. Raddawi has more than 15 years of teaching experience in the Middle East and the West at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is the editor of the book Intercultural Communication with Arabs (Publisher: Springer) and has several publications in international journals related to her area of expertise. She is a certified interpreter and has several published translations into Arabic such as the books Happiness is a Serious Problem and Natural Medicine for Flu and Cold.  Her research interests relate to Gender Equity in the Language Curriculum and Critical Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Cross-Cultural studies. She was awarded the Catalyst Grant (2022-2024) by the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs at Northwestern to co-lead the Project Language Curricula and Gender Equity. She won The Office of the Vice President for International Relations and The Buffett Institute Classroom Partnering Award for Fall 2022.  

 Dr. Raddawi won the ASG Faculty Honor Roll (2019-2020) and (2021-2022). She is a “Searle Fellow” for the academic year 2023-2024 and a member of the Salzburg Global Seminar group for Education.