Reine Azzi

Lecturer of English and Moral Reasoning
Coordinator-Liberal Education Arts

Dr. Reine Azzi is a lecturer of English and moral reasoning at LAU. She grew up in Nigeria and later came back to Lebanon to complete her BA in English Language and Literature. She graduated with distinction from the Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship program, with an emphasis on literature and gender studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She later completed her Doctorate in TESOL at the University of Exeter, England.

Prior to joining LAU, Dr. Azzi worked for an international NGO, where she served as reporting officer and monitoring manager on several programs in South Lebanon and Nahr El Bared.

In addition to teaching language, literature and liberal arts courses at LAU, she also organized TEDxLAU, which is the first independently-organized TED-like university event in Lebanon.

Dr. Azzi became a faculty fellow in the Center for Innovative Learning’s inaugural program in 2019. She currently supports other faculty members in adopting a flipped classroom model and creating engaging classroom content.

Research Interests

Dr. Reine Azzi’s current domain of research focuses on critical applied linguistics, inclusive language, critical teacher training, and digital humanities.

SDGs Research Mapping

Dr. Reine Azzi conducts research relevant to the following SDGs:


  1. Azzi, R. (2022). “Critical Group Work for Dialogue and Peacebuilding.” Creating Classrooms of Peace in English Language Teaching, Routledge, 2022.
  2. Azzi, R. (2021). “Attitudes toward Teaching English in Lebanon: An Exercise in Critical Applied Linguistics.The University of Exeter, 2021.
  3. Azzi, R. (2020). “Linguistic Imperialism and Attitudes Towards Learning English in Lebanon: An Exercise in Critical Pedagogy.Critical Issues in Teaching English and Language Education, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  4. Azzi, R. (2013). “War in white sheets: The public invasion of the private female space in women’s literature.Journal of Arts and Humanities, 2013, 2(10).

Academic Degrees

  • EdD in TESOL, 2021, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
  • MA in European Humanities, 2007, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), University of Bergamo (Italy) and University of Perpignan (France).
  • BA in English Language and Literature, 2005, Lebanese University, Lebanon.