- PhD in Linguistics from Tor Vergata University of Rome, 2012.
- Master in Linguistics and Communication from La Sapienza University of Rome, 2006.
- Bachelor in Publishing and Journalism from La Sapienza University of Rome, 2007.
- Bachelor in English Language and Literature from La Sapienza University of Rome, 2004.
Dr. Viola Gjylbegaj joined Abu Dhabi University in 2012. She has lived, worked and studied in three different countries and speaks fluently three languages: Albanian, English, and Italian. One of her passions is translating, that’s why she has translated and published three books. Dr. Viola is a writer of the Book, The Shadow of Power: George Orwell and Ismail Kadare, with the Italian Publishing House Aracne Editrice. She is responsible and enthusiastic University Professor with excellent communication skills focused in fostering a cohesive student learning atmosphere
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Print Journalism, English and American Literature, Linguistics and Translation.
- 2012 to Current : Assistant Professor of Communication, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
- 2011-2012 : Head of English Department, Elite Private School, UAE.
- 2010-2011 : Assistant Professor of Journalism, Aleksander Xhuvani, University, Albania.
- 2008-2009 : Assistant Professor of Communication, Albanian University, Albania.
- 2005-2008 : Translator: Court of Rome.
RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
- 2009. MEDIA IN EDUCATING CULTURE DURING THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BRITISH ENGLISH, EUROENGLISH, GLOBISH AND OTHER EUROPIAN LANGUAGES. LA SAPIENZA, UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ITALY.
- 2009. THE FATHER OF ALBANIAN LITERATURE: ISMAIL KADARE, DURING THE CONFERENCE FATHER AND SONS, TOR VERGATA UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ITALY.
- 2009. THE FOREIGN WORDS IN ALBANIAN LANGUAGE, DURING THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY, 2009, LA SAPIENZA, UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ITALY.
- 2010. TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE ALBANIAN SCHOOLS, DURING THE CONFERENCE CLIL: THEORY, TOOLS AND PRACTICE. UNIVERSITY OF CALABRIA, ITALY.
- 2011. CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC IDENTITY OF THE NEW ALBANIAN LANGUAGE, DURING THE CONFERENCE: IDENTITY, TOR VERGATA UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ITALY.
- 2013. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY, DURING THE CONFERENCE ICRAE, 1ST INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND EDUCATION: CHALLENGES TOWARD THE FUTURE SHKODRA, ALBANIA.
- 2013. BILINGUALISM IN UAE, DURING THE CONFERENCE VIAGGI, ITINERARI, FLUSSI UMANI, TOR VERGATA UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ITALY.
- 2013. BOOK, THE SHADOW OF POWER: GEORGE ORWELL AND ISMAIL KADARE, ARACNE EDITRICE, ROME, ITALY.
- 2014. Book: Italianisms in the Modern Albanian Language, Aracne Editrice, Rome, Italy.
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2013-2015: Member of Undergraduate Council.