Faculty and Staff

Firangiz Nasirova

Firangiz Nasirova is a head instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been working at Khazar since 2001. In 1994 she was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Science at UCLA, CA. In 1996 she visited the United States as a Joint Educational Researcher.  She has taught a variety of courses in methodology of teaching English, practical translation, and literature:  Shakespeare Then and Now, Azerbaijan Literature in English (for foreign students), English Through Movies, Active Reading Strategies for Beginners, Listening Practice, and Phonetics. Firangiz Nasirova delivered training courses on the rights of women based on “Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women’s Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies” publication by The Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI), Washington, DC.

E-mail: fnasirova@khazar.org  


 


Kamala Askerova

Kamala Askerova graduated from Azerbaijan State Institute of Languages in 1983.  She started her career of an English instructor in 1993 at the Department of English Language & Literature at Khazar University, where she taught such courses as ESL, ESP for Medicine, ESP for Law, advanced Grammar, Current events. Since 1995 she has been working as a senior instructor of English Language & Literature Department at Khazar University. From 1994 to 1997 she taught Extension English  Courses for Medical Doctors in Khazar University. From September 2009 to June 2011 she worked as an English Language Coordinator at High School named after Zarifa Aliyeva. In September 2011 she returned to Khazar University and continued to work as a senior English Language Instructor. Since 2014 she has been working as  Foundations Coordinator at Khazar University.

E-mail: kamala.askerova@khazar.org





Jamala Mammadova

Jamala Mammadova is a full-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate level English Language courses, such as ESL (Advanced), Introduction to Linguistics, and others as part of the baccalaureate program, while to Master’s students, she offers courses in Research Design, Academic Writing, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Jamala Mammadova is an author of several academic articles.

E-mail: jmammadova@khazar.org





Naila Gasimova

Naila Qasimova is an alumna of Azerbaijan University of Languages.  She is currently teaching a number of courses at Khazar University English Language and Literature Department with a focus on British and American literature.

E-mail: Naila.Gasimova@khazar.org








Lala Gamidova

Lala Gamidova, M.A. in Linguistics, earned her degree at the Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Institute of Humanities, Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication Department.  She is a full-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. Lala Gamidova teaches a variety of courses for B.A. and M.A. level students. Lala Gamidova’s major research interests embrace Applied Linguistics and Discourse Analysis which is the main focus of her Ph.D. thesis “The Formation of Discourse Ability in Linguistic Personality in Triglossia Environment.”

E-mail: lgamidova@khazar.org







Zamira Gurbanova

Zamira Gurbanova is a full- time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been working at Khazar University since 2011. Zamira Gurbanova did her Bachelor's degree in Translation at Azerbaijan University of Languages, and she earned her M.A. degree in Translation at Qafqaz University. She is offering several courses in Translation including Written Translation, Legal and Court Translation, Translation of Scientific and Technical Materials, Economic Translation, Social-Political Translation, Terminology and Documentation, Consecutive Interpreting and Note-Taking, Oral Translation, Sight Translation, etc. Zamira Gurbanova has also been working as an assistant editor at Dictionary and Encyclopedia Centre since 2012. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Khazar University.

E-mail: zqurbanova@khazar.org






Saadat Farhadova

Saadat Farhadova, M.A. in Linguistics, earned her degree at Azerbaijan University of Languages with an Honours Diploma. She worked as an interpreter and translator at Oklahoma LTD, taught Business English, EFL to international staff, and held English conversation clubs for non-native speakers at TCS company. Since 2007, she has been an English Language Instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. The main subjects of her instruction have been English Foundations, Academic English, English for Professional Communication, ALS, ESP for Economics students. From 2011 to 2015, Saadat Farhadova worked as Local Coordinator for English Programmes at the School of Economics and Management while operating as a Committee member for Assessment of Departmental Effectiveness at the English Language and Literature Department.    

E-mail: sfarhadova@khazar.org





Jala Huseynova

Jala Huseynova is a full-time teacher at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been teaching at Khazar University since 2009. She got her M.A. degree from Azerbaijan University of Languages. Among the courses she teaches are English Foundations, English for Professional Communication, Grammar (Pre-Advanced), ESL (Pre-Advanced), and Academic English.

E-mail: Jhuseynova@khazar.org








Irina Orucova

Irina Orucova is a part-time teacher at the English Language and Literature Department. She is offering several courses in Linguistics and Translation. She is the author of many scientific articles related to Stylistics and Syntax of the English Language.

E-mail: Irina.Orujova@khazar.org








Konul Huseynova

Konul Huseynova is an English Language instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been teaching at Khazar University since 2012 where she is an instructor at the University Training Center. Among the variety of courses she teaches, courses in English Foundations are the main focus of her effort.

E-mail: konul.huseynova@khazar.org






Ilham Taghiyev

In 1979, Ilham Taghiyev graduated from the English language department of Azerbaijan University of Languages with an honors diploma. His professional experience includes, among others, teaching at Western University and Lenkaran State University. Since 2012, he has been an instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University where he teaches Grammar, Lexicology, Introduction to Linguistics, General Linguistics, and other courses. In 2017, he fulfilled all the requirements for his doctoral degree in Germanic Languages at Khazar University, and he is currently preparing for the defense of his dissertation. Ilham Taghiyev has attended international scientific conferences and courses. He is the author of several scientific articles.

E-mail: Itagiyev@khazar.org





Shahriyar Mammadov

Shahriyar Mammadov completed his Bachelor's degree at Khazar University in 2012. After completing the degree successfully, he was admitted to an M.A. program in English Studies and Philology at Eotvos Lorand University, based in Hungary. While studying at ELTE, he was chairman of Azerbaijani-Hungarian Youth Union. On returning to Baku, he started his career as a lecturer in Khazar and Baku State University. At the same time, he is studying for his Ph.D. degree at Khazar University

E-mail: Shahriyar.Mammadov@khazar.org






Nahide Guliyeva

Nahide Quliyeva graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2002. The same year, she was awarded a Master’s degree. She is a part-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been teaching English Foundations since September 2017.

E-mail: nahide.guliyeva@khazar.org







Aziza Zulfugarova

Aziza Zulfugarova graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2010. The following year she entered Khazar University’s M.A. program and in 2014, she was awarded a Master’s degree. Since 2012, she has taught English Foundations at the Department of English Language and Literature at Khazar University.

E-mail: aziza.zulfugarova@khazar.org







Mahira Guliyeva

In 2014, Mahira Guliyeva graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages with an honors diploma.  In 2017, she graduated from the above university with an honors diploma in English Language and Linguistics. She has been teaching English Foundations at Khazar University since September 2017.

E-mail: mahire.guliyeva@khazar.org





Sevinj Iskandarova

In 2013, Sevinj Iskandarova received her B.A. degree with honors in Translation and Interpreting from Baku Slavic University. In 2016, she earned her M.A. degree in English Literature at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. Her work experience includes English-Azerbaijani-Korean translation and interpreting jobs in her student years and during an internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Korea as well as teaching at Jungsan High School of South Korea for two separate semesters. Since 2016, she has been an instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University.

E-mail: sevinj.iskenderova@khazar.org

 




Adela Abdullayeva

Adela Abdullayeva got her Bachelor's  degree in Philology in 2003. In 2006, she received her Master's degree in Linguistics at Azerbaijan University of Languages. She began working  at Khazar University in 2005 teaching Reading 1,Writing 1, Reading 2, and Writing 2. In 2007,  she worked as a deputy of Dean of the School of Education for one month. From January 2008 till January 2015 She was working in Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental Sciences as a scientific worker. From January,2015 She returned to Khazar University and started teaching here Foundations 1 and Foundations 2, at the present moment She is teaching Foundations 1 and Foundations 2, ESP Computer and ESP Mechanical Engineering to the students of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She prepared an educational technically based journal on reading material for Foundations 2 for the students of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is a dissertant of Ph.D. candidates and working on her dissertation”Orhan Pamuk in English SpeakingLiterature.”.  

E-mail: adila.abdullayeva@khazar.org





Leyla Rahimova

Received a Bachelor degree in Law (High Honor diploma) in 2002. Major courses: Civil Law/Process, Criminal Law/Process, Labor Law, Constitutional Law. To further my education, from 2002-2003 I attended some extra courses (Theory of International Relations, International Public/Private Law, International Economic Relations and obtained a Bachelor degree in International Law (High Honor Diploma).  From 2006 to 2010 attended the University of Foreign Languages and received a 3rd Bachelor degree in English Philology (Honor Diploma). Major courses: Methodology of TESL, Speech Practice, Stylistics.  From 2011 to 2014 She did her Master's at Khazar University. She studied Linguistics, Literary Studies, Research Methods and Ethics and Pre-IELTS as the major courses. Further, She defended her master's thesis on "Comparative analysis of adverbs and adjectives (linguistic trends)" under the supervision of Ph.D. Eldar Shahgaldiyev and obtained a Master degree in English Language and Literature (Honor Diploma). Since 2012 She has worked at Khazar University as an English Language Instructor. She has taught English Foundations and Academic English courses. Currently She is teaching English Foundations 1. 

E-mail: Leyla.Rahimova@khazar.org  





Aytan Mammadova

Aytan Mammadova graduated her bachelor’s and master’s degree at the Azerbaijan University of Languages with honour’s diploma. She worked at AUL as an English Instructor in 2014-2015. She taught Speech Practice. She worked at Baku Slavic University in SABAH Groups in 2015-2016. She has been working at Khazar University since 2012. She taught Academic English and English Foundations. She also works at AUL as an English Instructor. She teaches Methodology, Curriculum and Speech Practice.

E-mail: aytan.mammadova@khazar.org




Zulfiyye Ibrahimova

E-mail: zulfiyya.ibrahimova@khazar.org









Husniyye Tanriverdiyeva

In 2009, Husniyye Tanriverdiyeva graduated from the English Language Department of Azerbaijan University of Languages with an honors diploma. Her professional experience includes, among others, teaching in School-lyceum complex under Baku Slavic University and Baku Slavic University. Since November 2017, she has been an instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University where she teaches English Foundations 1. In 2017 she completed her doctoral study in Comparative and Typological Linguistics at Baku Slavic University, and she is currently preparing for the defense of her dissertation. Husniyye Tanriverdiyeva has attended international scientific conferences and courses. She is the author of several scientific articles.





Khanim Ahmadova

Graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages between 2006-2010. After graduating bachelor’s degree in 2010 she earned her master’s degree in English Linguistics and Literature at Qafqaz University with Honours Diploma. Since 2012 has been an English Language Instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. The main subjects of her instruction have been English Foundations on Education and Humanities and Social sciences faculties. Between 2012-2015 earned her Ph.D. degree in German Languages at Khazar University. She has a number of articles and thesis in different journals of Azerbaijan and foreign countries such as Canada (index: Thomson Reuters) and Ukraine. Khanim Ahmadova has attented in a number of international scientific conferences.

E-mail: Khanim.Ahmadova@khazar.org




Diana Gayibkhanova

E-mail: diana.gayibkhanova@khazar.org







Ilaha Khanaliyeva

E-mail: ilaha.khanaliyeva@khazar.org






Nubar Agalarova

Nubar Agalarova, 2006 – BA in English language and literature, Azerbaijan University of Languages. 2008- MA honour in English language and Literature, Qafqaz University. 2006-2008-Worked as a translator (English-Azerbaijani or Azerbaijani-English) in "Dushunga" Translation Centre and as an English instructor at Qafqaz University during the university years. 2009-2010- worked as a translator and manager assistant in Berke LLC. 2010-2016- worked as an English Instructor in Azerbaijan High Military School, Khazar University (2012), Kaspi Educational Center (2012-2014). Since 2012, She has been an instructor at the English language and Literature Department of Khazar University.

E-mail: Nubar.Agalarova@khazar.org