BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Communication

604.986.1911 ext. 3657
Fir Building, room FR530


PhD, Linguistics, Bangor University, Wales, UK, 2008.

MA, English Language and Linguistics, Baghdad University, 1999.

BA (Honours), English Language, Turath University College, 1996.


Certificate of Creative Writing - Non-Fiction, The Writer's Studio, Simon Fraser University, 2019.

TESL Canada Professional Certificate Standard Three - Permanent, TESL Canada Federation, 2016.


Alaa Al-Musalli (PhD, Bangor University, 2008) holds a PhD in Linguistics from Bangor University, UK, 2008. Her areas of expertise include discourse analysis, content analysis, communicative competence, business and professional communication, academic, professional, and creative writing, pedagogy and didactics, test validity, listening and note-taking skills, sub-skills (micro-competencies), and empirical research. Her current areas of interest and publication are media studies and disinformation, with emphasis on content analysis.

Al-Musalli has taught internationally since 2000. She taught in the Middle East, in Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman, and in Europe, the Netherlands. In Canada, she taught at McGill University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and Okanagan College.