Researcher, English translator, and Media Specialist at the State Information Service
Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)
Heba Metwally is a researcher, English translator, and a media specialist at the State Information Service of the Egyptian Ministry of Information, where she has worked since 1997. Ms. Metwally is currently a PhD. Candidate in the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University. She is also a board member of the Egyptian Translators and Linguists' Association, as well as the supervisor of its Online Forum for English Language & Literature. Ms. Metwally has previously worked as an expert and media coordinator at the Population and Migration Department for the League of Arab States. Ms. Metwally has obtained a B.A. in English literature at Ain Shams University in 1996, a two-years-Diploma in Journalism in the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University in 2001, and a M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo in 2007. In 2008 Ms. Metwally attended two academic media conferences in London, and presented papers there. Ms. Metwally's research interests include media and journalism, and investigating the image of women in the Egyptian media. Ms. Metwally's Masters' thesis titled, "The Role of Egyptian Film in Stereotyping Single Women", focuses on how the media played a role in constructing the image of spinsterhood in Egyptian Society.