Biography

I am Hamissou Ousseini, from Niger (West Africa). I am a native Hausa speaker additional to French and Zarma-Songhai. Before starting my PhD at UEA, I spent some years working as a translator and compensation and benefits manager for a couple of private companies. I also spent two years doing my Masters degree in TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA).  My research interests include action research, critical pedagogy, and other trends in World Englishes.  My current research explores the possibility to embed action research within an EFL teacher education program in Niger. This focus extends my MA dissertation through which I investigated EFL educators’ conception of research.

Conference presentations

-          2013: TESOL Convention (Dallas TX, USA) on EFL Teachers’ Conception of Research

-          2012: 3Rivers Conference (Pittsburgh PA, USA) on EFL Teachers Engagement in and with Research

-          2012:  IUP Graduate Scholars Forum (Indiana PA, USA) on Benefits of Teacher-Research

-          2011: 3Rivers Conference (Pittsburgh PA, USA) on Teaching Code Switching as a Strategy to Improve Communicative Skills

Working papers and Dissertations

-          Ousseini, H. (2013) EFL Teachers Perceptions of Research, MA Dissertation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA).

-          Ousseini, H. (2012) Teacher-Research Engagement: Benefits and Conditions, Working Papers in Composition and TESOL, 8, pp. 2 – 14.

-          Ousseini, H. (2004) Teacher Research as a Contribution to Improving EFL Instruction at High School Level, BA dissertation at Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey (Niger).