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Amalia Jiva

Amalia Jiva

Assistant Teaching Professor & Director for Academic Writing Program

Office
  407C
Tel
  +86-21-34206765 Ext. 4073
Fax
  +86-21-34206525
Email
  nc.ud1545201032e.utj1545201032s@avi1545201032J.ail1545201032amA1545201032

Education

Ph.D. Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, Boston University, Boston MA
M.A. Applied Linguistics, Boston University, Boston, MA
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Work Experience

  • Fulbright Scholarship Committee Member and Consultant, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Assistant Director, Writing Resources, Academic Resource Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Graduate Writing Fellow, Educational Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Language Resource Specialist, Language-Related Services, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Courses

  • Writer’s Craft, Experimental College, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • From Gilgamesh to the Qu’ran, Integrated Studies, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
  • Academic Writing, American Councils for International Education, Kotor, Montenegro
  • Composition, Center for International Education, Salem State College, Salem, MA

Conference Presentations

1.  American Academy of Religion Meeting, Atlanta, GA
Between Fear of Reification and Gratitude for Revelation: Augustine’s Linguistics of Incarnation
2.  Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium
Word Become Flesh: Apophasis and Augustine’s Linguistic Theory

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Tunis, Tunisia

Professional Presentations

Tufts University, Medford, MA

  • Graduate Institute for Teaching: Designing Writing Assignments; Grading Writing Assignments
  • Writing the Law-school Personal Statement
  • Documenting Research

Professional Workshops

  • Confucian Studies Summer Institute, Beijing, P.R.C
  • Cognitive linguistics workshop on conceptual blending applications,  Berkeley, CA
  • Writing Center Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI