Salwa Sheibany

Language & Arab Cinema Instructor

Salwa Sheibany grew up in Libya, Egypt, and Europe. Currently she teaches at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she gives classes in Arabic and French, and developed an Arab Cinema/Le Cinema du Monde Arabe course. She is currently working on a book proposal exploring Arab Cinema, and researching women’s roles in Libya before and after the revolution. Salwa completed several years of adjunct work at Randolph Macon College, University of Richmond, and taught at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

While teaching at the College of William and Mary, Salwa created and taught a course titled "Gender Issues in Arabic Cinema," which remains in the curriculum to the present day. Salwa earned a BA in French Literature with a minor in Arabic Literature from Cairo University in 1987. In 2003, she completed an MA in French Literature with a minor in Education from the University of Virginia.