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Akila Tabbi

PhD Student

Campus: Canterbury

Biographical note

Akila is a full-time PhD candidate at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is currently doing her PhD in Education. She is looking at leisure reading among Algerian graduates. She is also a holder of a master’s degree in language sciences (Sciences du Langage) at Constantine University in Algeria.

Project title

Perceptions of Algerian Graduates about Leisure Reading: A Tale Untold

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Research Outline

While many survey-studies looked at leisure reading, there seems to be a dearth of in-depth research exploring it in the literature. This qualitative interpretive research seeks to explore the qualitatively different ways of experiencing leisure reading in relation to the socio-cultural milieu within which these experiences occur. It looks at the perceptions of Algerian graduates towards leisure reading and its role in their lives.

Research Outputs

Research Membership

Asociación Española de Lectura y Escritura (AELE)

British Education Research Association (BERA)

British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

Curriculum, Language and Intercultural Education theme group (CLIE)

Discourse, Power and Society theme group (DPS)

Transformative Learning theme group

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS)

Conference Presentations

Tabbi, A. (2018) My PhD experience: A journey of change. Internationalisation of the Postgraduate: Interrogating Identities? Christ Church University (CLIE), Canterbury, UK. 23/01/2018.

Tabbi, A. (2018) Language dimensions for Algerian readers. African Languages in Public Spaces: Opportunities and Challenges. University of London (BAAL). 11/05/2018.

Tabbi, A. (2018) Language dimensions for Algerian readers using Bourdieu’s cultural capital. Crossing Boundaries Beyond and Across Academia. Canterbury Christ Church University (PGRA). 24/05/2018

Tabbi, A. (2018) Research ethics through an international student’s lens. Research and Enterprise: Ethics, values and virtues. Canterbury Christ Church University (Faculty of Education). 06/07/2018.


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