My name is Houssem Ben Lazreg and I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta with the Department Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. I am also teaching Arabic and French and working as a freelance translator/interpreter.
My research areas include politics and translation, Middle Eastern graphic novels, and Islamist militant movements. My dissertation focuses on the representation(s) of conflicts in the Middle East through media translations.
PhD Student/ Teaching Assistant , University of Alberta
French Language Instructor, Health Canada/ Western Economic Diversification Canada
Translator/Interpreter, The Family Center
Arabic Language Instructor, Indiana University (Bloomington)
Teaching Assistant of French, West Virginia University
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant of Arabic , Michigan State University
Nazareth College of Rochester, Master degree in TESOL
Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Sousse, BA in English Language and Literature
The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, Co-author of a book chapter titled: " The Discovery of Marjane Satrapi and the Translation of Works from and about the Middle East "
Fletcher Security Review, Western Foreign Fighters: The Threat to Homeland and International Security by Phil Gursky: A Book Review
Transference, To the Arab Nation: After “Damn you,” You Are No Longer Worthy of Greetings by Ahmed Fouad Negm. Translation and Introduction by Houssem Ben Lazreg
TranscUlturAl: A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies, Translations of Two Poems by Ouled Ahmed
Arab Studies Quarterly, Marjane Satrapi and the Graphic Novels from and about the Middle East
Transference, In Jerusalem by Tamim Al-Barghouti. Translation and Introduction by Houssem Ben Lazreg
Transference, A Woman Moving Within Me by Nizar Qabbani. Translation and Introduction by Houssem Ben Lazreg
Journal of Terrorism Research, ISIS, The State of Terror (Book review)
Golden Meteorite Press, Screwballs. Translation by Houssem Ben Lazreg
Multilingual Discourses, Five Villains by Ahmed Mattar. Translation and Introduction by Houssem Ben Lazreg
Transference, The Visa by Hisham Al Gakh. Translation and Introduction by Houssem Ben Lazreg
Studia o Przekładzie, The Abbasid Translation Movement: Al Jahiz as a Pionner