Bouchra Saab has been for the past eight years pursuing a career in teaching Philosophy and foreign languages in public high-schools and has been engaged in several civil society initiatives concerning culture, civil rights and education. Her career path, as well as her civic engagement has led her to work with a varied population in different parts of the country, from the northernmost area of Akar to the underprivileged neighborhoods of the capital, Beirut. In addition to her BA in Philosophy, obtained in 2007, she holds a Certificate of Aptitude in Teaching and an MA in Language Industry from the Lebanese University. While her academic work has been focused on attitudes to Language, multilingualism and diglossia in schools, her non-academic interests have varied widely from citizenship education to personal freedom and social justice. She is currently in the preparation phase of a PhD dissertation, focusing on the evolution of mutual linguistic and cultural attitudes of Kurdish and Aramaic minorities and the Arab majority in official and unofficial textbooks in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq during the 20th century.
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Lebanon
City of Residency: Beirut, Lebanon