Vivienne Westbrook

is a Cultural Historian, a Professor of English and Cultural Studies and the Research Director in the College of Humanities and Education at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan. She is Chair of the Environmental Research Association, Editor of Language, Culture, Environment and the General Editor of Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: a Natural and Cultural Environmental History (Routledge, 2023-25). She is an Honorary Adjunct Professor in Human Sciences and English and Cultural Studies, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Oceans Institute, the University of Western Australia. She is also a Lady Margaret Beaufort Fellow and Member of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and the British Psychological Society.

Amanda Al-Raba'a

is an Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Translation Studies at KIMEP University. She gained her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. Her recent publications focus on a wide range of Middle Eastern issues, from the impact of war on the environment through to gendered translation issues in a variety of interpretative contexts. She is the Chair of the Cultural Research Association, Professional Development Specialist and Co-ordinator of Language, Culture, Environment at KIMEP University.

Adel Aitym

is a Web-designer and a Research Assistant for the College of Humanities and Education (CHE) at KIMEP University. She is also a Junior Student majoring in Foreign Languages. 

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