Dr. Ala Noori Talabani is a faculty member in the English Department at Komar
University of Science and Technolgy.

Dr. Talabani was born in Kirkuk on 24 March, 1969. She graduated from Rzgarri High
School for girls in Sulaimani in 1989 and from the University of Salahaddin in Hawler
with a Bachelor of Arts in English in June 1997.

In 1997 she started her professional career with The Kurdistan Regional Government as
an Interpreter, Director, General Director for the Kirkuk Governorate, Ministry of
Humanitarian Aid and Cooperation, Ministry of Health and Prime Minister Office and
Liaison Officer & Coordinator for Displaced Person office and Office of Demining.

After her graduation Dr. Talabani had taken various international courses and holds
different international certificates in different subjects as: Peace and
Conflict Resolution, English Language and Management Skills, Promotion of Gender
Equality, Women and Security Executive and Fulbright (Faculty Developing program).

In 2001 Dr. Talabani joined the Master program in English Literature as a part time
student at Sulaimani University to resume her academic career. Accordingly she
achieved her Master’s Degree in 2004 and PhD.in 2009 in English Literature.

After the overthrowing of the Saddam Hussain regime in Iraq, Dr. Talabani emerged as
one of the Kurdish women activists and held different political and governmental
positions as: Chief of Staff for (Preparatory Committee for the Iraqi National
Conference), Member of the Iraqi National Assembly, Assistant for Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan political party (PUK)/ Central Council Secretary, Second-in-command for the
head of (PUK) branch in Kirkuk and Member of Kurdistan Women Union Secretariat
(Yekete Jinan).

Talabani joined academia in 2010, and started as a volunteer teaching staff in the
language college in Sulaimani University, she taught English Novels (Daniel Defoe and
Charles Dickens) for two academic years (2006-2007), and (2009-2010) consecutively.

In 2011 she joined Komar University of Science and Technology as a Director for
Student Affairs and Registration; in 2013 she was promoted to acting vice president of
Student Affairs and Registration.

In 2014 she joined Chian University/ Sulaimani for one Academic year, as Chairperson
of the English department and vice president of Student Affairs and Registration.

In July 2015 she was appointed as acting vice president of Student Affairs and
Registration at Komar University of Science and Technology.

Since 2010 until present besides her administration and management responsibilities
she had taught the following courses:
1. Academic English II
2. Professional Communication
3. University Experience
4. English Novels
5. Translation
6. Methods of Teaching
7. Research Methodology
8. Comprehension
9. Short stories
10. Introduction to Literature