Reine Azzi

Instructor of English and Moral Reasoning
Coordinator-Liberal Education Arts

Dr. Reine Azzi 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 a number of programs in South Lebanon and Nahr El Bared. 

At LAU, she teaches language, literature, and liberal arts courses. She also organized TEDxLAU, the first independently-organized TED-like university event in Lebanon.

She 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, conducting virtual exchange, and creating engaging classroom content. 

Her current research interests include Critical Applied Linguistics, Inclusive Language, Critical Teacher Training, and Digital Humanities.


  • Linguistic Imperialism and Attitudes towards Learning English in Lebanon: An Exercise in Critical Pedagogy (In process)
  • War in White Sheets: The Public Invasion of the Private Female Space in Women’s Literature, Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol 2, No. 10 (2013). View article here
  • Shakespearean characters: Prisoners of their own psyche. In Congrès de l’Hôpital Psychiatrique de la Croix: Art et Psychiatre (Magazine article)

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