Dr Shaw is a lecturer in Further Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. She also offers philosophy courses at the School of Continuing Education, Lifelong learning, at the University of Liverpool. In 2015, she has completed her Doctorate in philosophy with a focus on existentialism, the equilibrium doctrine and narrative. She has worked as a teacher of English and Comparative literature and Philosophy at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where she also obtained her BA (Hons). Dr Shaw has an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of East Anglia where she also taught on a number of humanities subjects. Whilst working in North Wales in Further education, she gained a PGCE aimed at teaching in FE and HE sectors. Dr Shaw moved to Liverpool in 2010 where she now resides.
Interests: Existentialism, Narrative, Comparative Literature, Feminist Thought, Public Speaking, Arab Existentialism, Philosophy of Education, Art, Music, Film and Theatre, Greek Mythology, Existential counsellor and psychotherapist.
Sunday, 18 December 2011
17.12.2011 Humility and torture on Egyptian streets by the Army to protestors
There are no words to describe the level of torture and humility that Egyptians witnessed over the past 6 months from the Army and the police alike. The bizzare thing is the army officials and police figures claims through the Egyptian media that there has been no violence from their side, no torture, no killings, no use of any weapons. The most crazy claim recently is that these wrong doings (although caught on video/recordings and published online everywhere on Youtube & facebook)- are by a "hidden/unknown" third party who are responsible. The Egyptian peopel hear this on local news everyday and wonder how the army and police think that they can fool the people! How naive do they think we are- is one of the comments published on a facebook page. The videos talk for themselves, the army brutaly kick, hit with sticks, and shoot with guns protestors regardless of age, religion or gender. They do not look where they are hitting and they do not leave the victim/protestor unless they believe he/she is dead!!
These events are sadly ongoing and the number of killings continue to rise as the whole world continues to watch in silence...