Dr. Bassmah Al -Taher
Vice Dean
PHONE: +962 6 4294444 Ext. 4710

Bassmah AlTaher is an English Instructor at the German Jordanian University, whose passion is teaching, researching, and reading. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Jordan. She is specialized in American Modern Literature and Modern Novel. Her main interests in the field of research are Film and Literature, Post-colonialism, and African-American Literature.

Educational Background

Ph.D., English Literature, the University of Jordan, Jordan, 2016.
Master, English Language and Literature, Philadelphia University of Jordan, Jordan, 2010.
Bachelor, English Literature, Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan, 2007.
Research Interests

Film and Literature, Post-colonialism, and African-American Literature

  • German Jordanian University, English Instructor, 2010 – Present

  • Durr Manthoor Schools, English High School Teacher, 2007 – 2009

Selected Publications

2021 AlTaher, Bassmah B.,"Encountering Feminism: Freeing Borders in a Conservative Society",Journal of International Women's Studies,22(1), 523-531,2021 [View]
2021 Haddad, Eva, Bassmah AlTaher,"Netflix’s "Jinn": A Global Effect on the Values of a Conservative Culture",The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies,19 (1): 1-12. doi:10.18848/2327-0055/CGP/v19i01/1-12,2021
2020 AlTaher, Bassmah B. ,"The Revival of The Handmaid’s Tale: Empowering Women’s Rights in the Twenty-First Century",Journal of International Women's Studies,21(1), 343-352,2020 [View]
2020 Iman Shashaa, Bassmah B. Al Taher ,"The Benefits of Continuing Teaching English Remotely at the German Jordanian University after Covid-19 Pandemic",Universal Journal of Educational Research,Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 6844 - 6852,2020 [View]
2020 AlTaher, Bassmah B.,"Inclusive Multicultural Videos: An Engaging Approach in Teaching Higher Educational Levels of English",Universal Journal of Educational Research,Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 4536-4544,2020 [View]
2019 AlTaher, Bassmah B. ,"Ethnocentric and class barriers: Discrimination against domestic workers in the Middle East",Asian Journal of Women's Studies,25:3, 396-416,2019 [View]
2019 AlTaher, B.,"The necessity of teaching Intercultural Communication in higher education",Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education,Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. ,2019 [View]
2017 AlTaher, Bassmah,"Geling Yan's The Flowers of War: Bitterness and Sacrifice in Colonized China",Asian Journal of Women’s Studies,Vol.23. Issue 1,2017 [View]
2016 AlTaher, Bassmah,"A Modern Tragic Hero in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape",Arab World English Journal. Special Issue on Literature,No. 4,2016 [View]
2016 AlTaher, Bassmah,"Embracing Afrocentricity: African-American Agency in Toni Morrison's Beloved",in the Sixth International Conference on Linguistics, Literature, and Translation at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan,34 Pages,2016
2014 AlTaher, Bassmah,"Daniel Defoe and Luis Buñuel's Robinson Crusoe: Individuality in Film and Fiction",International Journal of Literature and Arts – Science Publishing Group,Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages: 65-68,2014 [View]
2013 Dr. Bassmah Al-Taher,"The English Course at GJU: Reflections",GJU Times Magazine,2013 [View]
2013 AlTaher, Bassmah,"The Importance of a Dystopian Hero in Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants",International Journal for English Language and Translation Studies,2013 [View]
2012 AlTaher, Bassmah. ,"African-American Identity Against the Surge of Neo-Racism’s Hidden Threat in Two Selected Novels",European Scientific Journal,Vol.8, No.6,2012 [View]
2011 Dr. Bassmah Al-Taher,"The Obsession with Twilight in the Realm of Science Fiction and Reality",GJU Times Magazine,2011 [View]