Muzna Awayed-Bishara

Muzna Awayed-Bishara

Critical Discourse Studies

Applied Linguistics
Freirian Pedagogies
English in Local-Global Contexts
Cultural Discourses
Language and Identity Politics


Current Projects

 My current projects investigate how the increasingly influential Global Citizenship Education framework might be brought into productive conversation with pedagogies for teaching English to speakers of other languages, building on my previous research on the role played by English language teaching in Israel in reproducing exclusionary ideologies.

Curriculum Vitae 

Fellowships and Grants 

2018-2019: Postdoc fellowship at The Hebrew University: The Center for the Studies of Multiculturalism and Diversity.

2019-2020: Visiting scholar at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA): The Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, The Paulo Freire Institute.


  1. B.A. & M.A: Department of English Language & Literature, Haifa University.

  2. PhD (2017): Department of English Language & Literature ,Haifa University
    Title of Dissertation: EFL Materials: A Means of Reproduction or Change?
    Supervisor: Professor Ron Kuzar



Chapters in books. 

  1. Awayed-Bishara, M. (2015). Integrating the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) and anti-racist education, In A Lesson for Life: Anti-Racist Education, Tel Aviv, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel publication (pp. I-XXV).

  2. Awayed-Bishara, M. (Invited in preparation). Education in the Middle East: Challenges and opportunities. In R. Arnove, Torres C.A., & Misiaszek L. (Eds.) Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local (5th edition), Lanham, Maryland, Invited by Rowman & Littlefield, to be submitted by November 2020.


Awayed-Bishara, M. (2020). EFL pedagogy as cultural discourse: Textbooks, practice, and policy for Arabs and Jews in Israel. London, UK: Routledge.

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Awayed-Bishara, M. (2015). Analyzing the cultural content of materials used for teaching English to high school speakers of Arabic in Israel. Discourse & Society, 26(5), 517–542.

  1. Awayed-Bishara, M. (2018). EFL discourse as cultural practice. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 13(3), 243–258.


  • (2015) 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA) on Language and Adaptability, Antwerp, Belgium. Lecture: Analyzing the cultural content of materials used for teaching English to high school speakers of Arabic in Israel.

  • (2016) Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), University of Catania, Italy. Lecture: EFL Textbooks and Identity Construction among Arabic/Hebrew Speakers.

  • (2016) Invited lecture by The Department of Communication, University of Athens, Greece. Lecture: English Education Discourse: A means for global communication?

  • (2017) American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Portland, USA. Lecture: EFL Textbooks and Identity Construction: A Case Study of Arabic/Hebrew Speakers in Israel.

  • (2017) 15th International Pragmatics Conference on “Pragmatics in the Real World” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Panel: About subjectivity and otherness in language and discourse. Lecture: EFL Narratives: Creating Agents or Interpellating Subjects?

  • (2018) Sociolinguistics Symposium, University of Auckland, New Zeeland. Panel:  Language and Neoliberal Governmentality. Lecture: Commodified Necropolitics with Tommaso Milani.

  • (2019) Language and Education in Asymmetrical Contexts: Between Teaching, Text, and Pedagogy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Organization & Lecture: EFL cultural discourse: Ideological reproduction or social transformation?