Ms. Nassera Senhadji is an assistant lecturer in American literature and stylistics at the English Department of Bejaia University, in Algeria. She began her career at the university in 1986, as a pioneering language teacher, and has since presided over the University Language Center and the English Department. Ms. Senhadji has taught at the postgraduate level, and taken part in postgraduate juries in Bejaia and Algiers.
Ms. Senhadji served as president of the English Department Committee from 2003 to 2007. Her responsibilities included examining pedagogical issues, teacher training, implementation of new academic curricula, introduction of new postgraduate studies programs to the Ministry of Higher Education, and preparation for students’ defenses of theses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For five years prior to that, she was in charge of the University Language Center, during which time she founded two language departments within the university.
During her Humphrey year, she intends to deepen her knowledge of American literature and stylistics, and complete her own thesis. She hopes to utilize the interpersonal and professional relationships gained during this experience to enrich her understanding of language education and advance her career.