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Biographical Note: Rahat Naqvi

Dr. Rahat Naqvi is an Associate Professor in Second Language Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. She holds a PhD in Didactics of Languages and Cultures from the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris. She has taught in various international settings that include the National Institute for Oriental Languages, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris and most recently at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Naqvi is the Associate Director of the Language Research Center at the University of Calgary. Her focused fields of expertise are primarily in language and literacy pedagogy, identity issues and emergent literacy. In 2009, Dr. Naqvi was chosen to participate in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.