Dr. Marielle Risse has lived and taught at the university level in Oman for over twelve years and in the United Arab Emirates for two years. Her research areas are Dhofari cultures, comparative literature, and intercultural communication. Her work has been published in (journals) Al Sha’ar, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Fabula, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing, North Dakota Quarterly, Pedagogy, and TESOL Arabia’s Perspective; (newspapers) The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Washington Post; (proceedings of the) Seminar for Arabian Studies and 16th Oman International ELT Conference; (website) Anthropology News; (books) Emenations, Focusing on EFL Reading: Theory and Practice and Travel Culture (Praeger). She has presented at conferences in Oman, Dubai, Sharjah, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Canada including presentations at the Royal Anthropological Institute (London), the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Oxford University, and the MESA, MLA, ACLA, BFSA, RGS, and BRISMES annual conferences.
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