"In the beginning was culture – I admit it’s a hobby horse of mine. Whether you agree with that or not, one thing is certain: culture is on everybody’s lips and there is without a doubt an explicit turn to a cultural vision of, well nearly, everything!

Even disciplines, such as finance and economics, which were once seen as purely ‘mathematical’ and too scientific to explain along cultural lines are today seen through the lens of a culturalist. Try typing ‘the culture of Wall Street’ into the Google search bar and see what it renders: a fraternity culture, a culture of liquidity and compensation, a culture of greed and wilful misconduct, to name but a few."

Lina is a teaching fellow in Organisational Behaviour. Her research interests include the socio-political issues affecting organisations, the Bordieuan and Barthesian dimensions of organisational violence, minorities and workplace bias and how gender stereotypes and relations affect the workplace. She has also been involved in collaborative projects with researchers in other fields: finance, psychology, translation studies and refugee identity and linguistic integration. Lina has a teaching experience spanning 12 years at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both in the UK and overseas. 

‘With my academic background in sociological, semiotic, and gender studies, I aim to bring the intercultural dimension of the business world to the fore while teaching on our MBA programme.  I look forward to working with our students and shepherding them through an understanding of how culture works and the possibilities it offers. I do believe that the possibility is what keeps the evolution of knowledge going, not the guarantee. The only guarantee I can give is that the students will enjoy every step, and possibility, along the way.’

What else? Lina is a runner so if she’s not at her desk, she’ll probably be out for a run around campus…


  • Fadel, L., Brown, K. and Mustafa, A. (forthcoming, September 2017) ‘Intercultural Issues in Finance’,  Intercultural Issues in Business Management, Edited by Máiréad Nic Craith and Katerina Strani. (Y2 core course in the International Business Management Programme at SoSS)
  • Fadel, L. (ed.) (2015) The Adventures of the Virologists: Vaccines by S. Obeid , Cimaza Comics, Italy.

Conference contributions:

  • Fadel, L. and O’Rourke, B. (March 2017) ‘My Name is Not Refugee: Acts of Resistance and Transcendence in Rewriting and Legitimising Refugee Discourse’, Research Impact in Action workshop: Refugees, New Speakers and Global Law, Law School, Tilburg University (paper presentation).
  • Fadel, L. (2016, December) ‘Old in the New New: investigating methodological approaches for the study of gender shifts in the Arabic translations of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye’. 12th International Postgraduate Conference in Translating and Interpreting, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Perkins, J.D., Ajeeb, M., Alos, J. & Fadel, L. (June 2016) ‘Mental Health in School Children Experiencing War: a cross-sectional study from inside Syria’. International Health Conference, King's College London, London, UK (paper presentation).
  • Fadel, L. (2010) ‘Can Corpus-based Research Rationalise Gender Loss in Literary Translation? The case of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye into Arabic’, MATS 2010 Conference, University of Ghent, Ghent Belgium. 
  • Fadel, L. (2009) ‘Reading, Writing and Translating Woman: the case of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye into Arabic’, IPCITI 2009, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. 
  • Fadel, L. (2008) ‘Lost Signs and Discourses: semiotic shifts in English-Arabic translation of gender use in literary discourse’, Translation and intercultural Studies Symposium, the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.