The Social Science and Humanities Division provides a broad foundation for thinking, learning and communication which draws on disciplines within Political Sciences, Public Administration, as well as English and Humanities. This program develops invididual and communitiy citizenry, critical thinking, analytical skills, an ability to synthesize and draw conclusions from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives that cultivate the peaceful development of the country, its everyday leaders and professionals.
Ph.D. English: History of Rhetoric/Literature in English, University of Texas at Arlington
M.A. English Literature, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ USA
B.A. English Literature, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY USA
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ USA
I have taught university courses in the US and in several other international settings. The courses include Rhetoric/History of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece and Rome; Literature (World, American, and specific genres: Poetry, Short Fiction, Creative Non-fiction); Creative Writing (poetry, short story); Philosophy; Literature and Philosophy; and Pedagogy: the teaching of college Literature and Writing, including Technical Writing. I am glad to have been teaching at AUAF since August 16, 2016. In other academic work, I have also administered writing centers in the US and internationally (UTArlington, and Beijing, China), training tutors in best practices to guide student writers. Also, I’ve trained and mentored groups of graduate teaching assistants to teach literature and college writing, and have designed university composition program curricula. I love my work, especially teaching and guiding students through this kind of advanced literacy learning.
Angela Miller began her career with the British Council in Muscat, Oman as an English language instructor and trainer. She became the Director of Young Learners program and worked as a teacher trainer for the Ministry of Education. On moving to Damascus, Syria she became Senior Teacher/Trainer with the British Council, in addition to being an IELTS examiner.
In 2011 she joined the Foundation Studies program at The American University of Afghanistan, later moving to the Undergraduate program as Assistant Professor in the Department of English and the Humanities.
Fields of teaching expertise: GEO 101 Introduction to Geography, HUM 230 Human Geography. Research interests; Oceanography, Glaciology and Climatology. Thesis ‘A Comparative Study on the Influence of Rock Type on the Morphology of Shore Platforms.’
Academic Reading and Writing, ENG 099, ENG 101, ENG 110, ENG 120 Public Speaking
Mathew Dallaway has an MA in Applied Linguistics from The University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has taught language learners and language teachers at all levels in New Zealand and Italy. His university experience also encompasses Bahrain University and The University of Sharjah. He has experience in translation, working with psychology researchers at La Sapienza University in Rome.
Specializations: Academic Writing, Technical Writing, Public Speaking, Business Communication.
His interests also include assessment and the learning of vocabulary.
PhD in Philosophy, University of Wales, United Kingdom
MA in Humanities, California State University, United States
LLM in International Human Rights Law, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Specialization: Moral and Political Philosophy, Human Rights Law
Master of Public Administration (MPA), 2014, Ball State University, USA
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Economics & International Studies, 2013, Ball State University, USA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics, 2009, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Specialization: Public Administration
Recent Publications: N/A
LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadeem-nooristani-94267519/
Doctorate in Politics and International Relations, 2018, South Asian University (SAU), India
Masters in Politics and International Relations (MA), 2013, South Asian University (SAU), India
Bachelor’s in Political Science (BA), 2009, Kabul University, Afghanistan
Specialization: Political Theory, Multicultural ism, Governance of Cultural Diversity, Democracy and Statebuilding in Afghanistan
Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan, London: Routledge, 2020 (9781003000457)
‘Political Settlement of Afghanistan Conflict: Divergent Models’, Kabul: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), 2019, https://aiss.af/assets/aiss_publication/Political_Settlement_of_the_Afghanistan_Conflict(English).pdf
‘The Fallacy of Peace Process in Afghanistan: The People’s Perspectives’, Kabul: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), 2018, https://aiss.af/assets/aiss_publication/The_Fallacy_of_the_Peace_Process_in_Afghanistan_The_People’s_Perspectives_(English).pdf
LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omar-sadr-a9411545/
Dr. M. Bashir Mobasher is an assistant professor at American University of Afghanistan, department of political science and public administration since August of 2018. He has also worked as a legal advisor for the Afghanistan Rule of Law Stabilization project funded by USAID and Legal Education Support Program-Afghanistan (LESPA) supported by University of Washington and INL.
Dr. Mobasher obtained a B.A. (2007) from the School of Law and Political Science at Kabul University, and his LLM (2010) and PhD (2017) from the University of Washington School of Law. Dr. Mobasher founded and managed the Afghan Law Students’ Association.
Research interests and PhD supervision
BA, English Language and Literature, Kabul University, Kabul Afghanistan