Alumni Spotlight: Serine Jaafar

Ms.Serine Jaafar graduated from LAU in 2016 with an MA in Comparative Literature. She was awarded the Mary Turner Lane  Award for short essay on women and gender on June 25, 2015. The competition is organized by The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW).  

 Ms. Serine Jaafar who  was supervised by Dr. Jenine Abboushi, assistant professor at the English Department. Jaafar presented a compelling analysis of the boundaries between sanity and madness and offered a new perspective on the notions of time and space in relation to gender. Her paper also explores the concept of time and space-distorted by those who experience madness-and the conventional association of the feminine with space rather than time.

In addition to the monetary prize, Ms. Jaafar’s paper will be published in Al-Raida Journal.