Founder and Editor in Chief
Dr. Roula-Maria Dib
Assistant Professor of English
American University in Dubai
Roula-Maria Dib (PhD, Leeds) is a creative writer and literary scholar whose poems and articles have appeared in several books and journals. She has authored two books, Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature (Routledge, 2020) and a poetry collection, Simply Being (Chiron Press, 2021). She is the founding editor of literary and arts journal Indelible and creative producer of literary event series, Indelible Evenings. Dib is also the founder and director of Psychreative, a monthly event for artists and writers with a background in Jungian psychology and co-editor for the forthcoming Routledge collection, Feminisms and Technology. She is also the food blogger behind Beyond Zucchini, a member of the Poetry Society, the British Association for Modernist Studies, the International Association for Jungian Studies, and the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies. She is currently an assistant professor of English at the American University in Dubai.
Architect Annamaria Lambri
Outreach Coordinator and Associate Professor of Interior Design
American University in Dubai
Born in Italy, Architect Annamaria Lambri graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di
Milano followed by a Master in Interior Design, specialized in Hospitality Design.
Annamaria has a vast and diversified experience in the field of Architecture and Design. She has worked on numerous projects ranging from international exhibitions to commercial, residential and hospitality design both in Italy and internationally.
She moved to the UAE in 2005 where she worked on a variety of prestigious commercial and residential design projects. Her involvement in very high-end projects allowed her to acquire major and specific experience and to explore a wide range of topics.
Annamaria has been involved in several hospitality design projects, working with some of
the major international hotel operators. She developed projects in the Gulf Region, Asia and Europe, building conspicuous professional experience in the hospitality design field.
In 2011, she joined American University in Dubai as Assistant Professor of Interior Design,
subsequently promoted to Associate Professor of Interior Design, specialized in Hospitality Design.
She is an extremely active faculty member of the AUD Interior Design Department, involved on many initiatives and challenges. Moreover, she developed a
Concentration in Hospitality Design as part of the Interior Design program, extremely
beneficial for the students.
Annamaria is also the Outreach Coordinator at AUD Interior Design Department,
collaborating with some of the major players of the field for the development of diverse
initiatives aimed to link industry and Academia.
Her research interest focuses on human-centered design, spacing from the study of the
relationships between educational spaces and learning experience and the study of
innovative instructional approaches. Her primary area of interest is the development of the hospitality design field and its implications. Annamaria is also an abstract reviewer of
Annamaria’s constant improvement and engagement in the field is demonstrated by
numerous significant professional certifications such as “Leaders of Learning” from Harvard University. She is a certified Architect, AIA International Associate Member (The American Institute of Architects), RIBA Chartered Member (Royal Institute of British Architects), IDEC Member (Interior Design Educators Council), APID Member (Association Professional Interior Design Gulf Region).
She alternates her academic activity with research and design practice.
Annamaria is part of several Committees, both Academic and Professional Committees. She is a Jury member of reputable international and professional events such as LIT Lighting Design Awards, LIV Hospitality Design Awards, CID Commercial Interior Design Awards. She is a speaker at many local and international Interior Design and Architecture
events, seminars, workshops and conferences.
Dr. Omar Sabbagh
Associate Professor of English
American University in Dubai
Dr. Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet, writer and critic. His first collection and his fourth collection, are, respectively: My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint and To The Middle of Love (Cinnamon Press, 2010/17). His 5th collection, But It Was An Important Failure, is forthcoming with Cinnamon Press at the start of 2020. His Beirut novella, Via Negativa: A Parable of Exile, was published with Liquorice Fish Books in March 2016; and a riveting collection of short fictions, Dye and Other Stories,was released in September 2017. His Dubai novella, Minutes from the Miracle City is forthcoming with Fairlight Books in July 2019; and a study of the oeuvre of Professor Fiona Sampson, For the Love of Music, should be released by Anthem in 2020. He has published scholarly essays on George Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, G.K. Chesterton, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Joseph Conrad, Lytton Strachey, T.S. Eliot, Basil Bunting, Hilaire Belloc, George Steiner, and others; as well as on many contemporary poets. Many of these works are collated in his To My Mind, Or, Kinbotes: Essays on Literature, forthcoming with Whisk(e)y Tit in 2019. He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford; three MA’s, all from the University of London, in English Literature, Creative Writing and Philosophy; and a PhD in English Literature from KCL. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Beirut (AUB), from 2011-2013. He now teaches at the American University in Dubai (AUD), where he is Associate Professor of English.