Dr Huda Al-Tamimi

PhD, MPhil & Post Grad.Dip Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching Massey University,
Lecturer and Convenor of Arabic Program
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Middle Eastern Languages 200318
  • Linguistics 2004
  • Linguistic Structures (Incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) 200408

Research interests

Arabic language and literature through culture; Gender and the impact of Islamic rules on women’s participation in the public sphere; Arabic calligraphy and gender bias; Arabic media and the Iraqi transition to democracy; Gender disparities and the imbalance of rights and their significance in the Arab world.



Dr. Huda Al-Tamimi has a PhD from ANU. Her research project was an investigation of 'The Changing State for Iraqi Women: Political and Social Mobilisation for Iraqi Women Members of Parliament Post-2003. She also has an MPhil and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Massey University, NZ, a BA in English Literature from Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching from Trinity College, Dublin.
At CAIS, she has used her specialist skills to teach courses in Arabic linguistics and literature. Huda has recently published a book entitled Arabic Literature through History, Dar Al Saqi Publishers, Beirut, 2015, pp 400. Her research includes the teaching of Arabic as a second language and a study of the changing role of women in Iraqi politics. Dr. Al-Tamimi has published a book on Iraqi women parliamentarian: Women and Democracy in Iraq: Gender, Politics and Nation-Building in June, 2019.

Researcher's projects

Women and Democracy in Iraq: Gender, Politics and Nation-Building (Book)

Effects of Iraq's Parliamaentry Gender Quota on Political Mobilisation and Legitimacy Post-2003

Challanges and Difficulties of Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language at Tertiary Level

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