Anna Habib, Adjunct Faculty
Anna S. Habib is the Associate Director of Composition, at the George Mason University home campus and the branch campus in Songdo, South Korea, and coordinator and instructor in the Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines courses for INTO Mason, Mason’s pathway program for graduate and undergraduate international students.
Anna S. Habib was born in Beirut, Lebanon during the civil war. At a very young age, her family fled to the neighboring island of Cyprus where she grew up in a community of refugees from surrounding countries. As a bi-national child from a postcolonial context, she grew up with English, Arabic, and French as native languages and Greek as a second language. These experiences inspired her to pursue a BA in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at George Mason University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Writing and Rhetoric also at Mason, where she served as the Associate Director of the Writing Center for five years until she transitioned to her current position as Associate Director of Composition for Multilingual Writers. Her research and publications have focused on the experiences of multilingual writers adapting to the expectations of the U.S. academy, faculty perceptions of writing by multilingual students, and designing writing courses that are attuned to the diverse needs of this population.