Bio


Norah Fahim has been teaching First Year Composition for the past twelve years within the United States and internationally. Norah currently teaches at the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and holds the position of Associate Director at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking. Prior to teaching at PWR, Norah taught at the University of Washington's Expository Writing Program (EWP) where she received her Ph.D. in Language and Rhetoric and a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has also held positions of Assistant Director and Multilingual Learners' Consultant at the University of Washington's EWP. Norah's research areas include Narrative Inquiry, Writing Program Administration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Second Language Writing.

For more information on research, publications and CV please visit https://stanford.academia.edu/NorahFahim

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Director, Hume Center for Writing & Speaking (2018 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Research into the Pedagogy and Student Experience of Online Collaboration Spaces, PWR Research Grant: VPUE (2017)
  • Restory-ing” the Multilingual Narrative: Learning from the Voices of PWR Students at Stanford, PWR Research Grant: VPUE (2016)
  • OpenXChange: Highlighting Linguistic Diversity: New Approaches to Supporting MLL Students, VPUE, VPFDD & VPTL (2016)
  • Hoagland Curricular Innovation Grant, (to develop and pilot PWR’s 1st MLL Writing Studio), VPTL (2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Co-Chair, Teaching and Tutoring Practices Committee, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University (2018 - Present)
  • Faculty Advisory, Student Affairs Faculty Advisory Group, VPSA (2018 - Present)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


SPECIALIZATION: Digital Rhetoric, Narrative Inquiry, Writing Program Administration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Second Language Writing

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