Clara has worked as a Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies at LJMU since 2011.
Clara teaches across a range of modules across the Education Studies suite of programmes. Her principal teaching interests include: communication, language and literacy; disability studies; the representation of children and education in fiction and film.
Clara’s research interests include: the representation of disabled people in the media (especially the representation of Paralympians and disability sport in the UK press and disability in children’s literature); bilingualism and bilingual education; the use of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning in higher education (especially Wikipedia).
Lancaster University, United Kingdom, MA Language Studies
University of Leeds, United Kingdom, PGDip Disability Studies
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University of Salford, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics
Sessional Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011
Kassem C. 2014. Engaging Students in Curriculum Content: Co-Creating Workshop Content on a Module LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference
Murphy L, Kassem D, Kassem C. The Bastardisation of the Free School: From Left Liberalism to Right Wing Tory Policies 12th Annual International Conference on Education
Kassem C. “Athlete…disabled, differently abled, a cheat, an inspiration, or a role model”: A Corpus-based Study of the British Newspaper Coverage of Oscar Pistorius’ Concurrent Participation in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Disability Sport: Changing lives, changing perceptions?
Engagement & Impact
Thyssen, G., Kassem, C., Delaney, J., Mitchell, K. and Thacker, E. (2018) Film Freaks: Denaturalising Common Views on Dis/Ability and Education through Iconic Films, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Oral presentation 14/06/2018
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
Other Professional Activity:
LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Student Internship 2017/2018 - 'Film Freaks: Denaturalising Common Views on Dis/Ability and Education Through Iconic Films' with Geert Thyssen
PG CERT Teaching and Learning in Higher Education