Warm Welcome to Our New Full-Time Faculty Members
This semester the faculty body is enforced with two colleagues, who are teaching as full-time faculty. Mr. Mohamed Ahmed LEKRAMA, who is from Mauritania, is a Lecturer of English as a Foreign Language at the University Preparatory Program. Dr. Emilie ROY, who is a Canadian, is a Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and Anthropology at the School of Business and Social Sciences. She is at IUGB for one semester, within the faculty exchange program with our sister university in Morocco: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI). Below are short biographies for the two faculty members:
Mr. LEKRAMA started his teaching career as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA, where he also held the position of Arabic Language House Coordinator from 2011 to 2012. Upon his return to Mauritania, he worked for the Ministry of Education as a Secondary School Teacher from 2012 to 2014. He then went back to the U.S, in late 2014, through the Fulbright Program and completed his Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the School of International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, before returning to his position in Mauritania.
Dr. ROY is currently Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Anthropology and Chair of the M.A. Program in Islamic and Religious Studies at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She holds a Ph.D. (2012) in Religious Studies from McMaster University, Canada. DR. ROY is an anthropologist of Islam who conducted extensive fieldwork in Bamako, Mali, exploring the development of Islamic identities as constructed in local Islamic schools (médersas) and their influence on the conceptualization and practice of citizenship in the context of the secular Republic of Mali.