- MFA in Documentary Media. Ryerson University, Canada
- BA in English and Art History. McGill University, Canada
- CELTA. Certificate of English Speakers of Other Languages. Cambridge University, UK
- Certificate. Teachers and Trainers of Adults. Algonquin College, Canada
Sadia is an assistant professor of English who teaches undergraduate courses in English writing, composition and rhetoric. As a liberal arts faculty member, she explores the interdisciplinary connections between the English language, literature, art, and design practices. As a writer, she focuses on creative non-fiction. Her research interests also revolve around the use of personal narratives as a form of scholarly research. She is interested in documentary storytelling through visual and literary methods. Trained in documentary media, she is also interested in the teaching and use of digital storytelling as a tool for community development. Sadia’s educational background includes an MFA in Documentary Media Studies, a BA in English, and a Certificate to Teach English Language to Adults (CELTA). She has additional training in adult education.
- Use of personal narratives in scholarly research
- Documentary media storytelling (visual and literary forms)
- Mir, S., & Paschyn, C. M. Women’s Symbolic Annihilation and Documentary Media Practice: A Qatari Case Study. International Institute of Social and Economic Studies Art and Humanities Conference. Venice. April 2016.
- Mir, S., & Mauer, I. (December 4 – 6, 2015). The National Annual Young Writers Competition: Experiences Learned from Fostering a Writing Culture among Qatar’s Youth. Annual Writers' Conference. Chiang Mai. December 2015.
- Kane, T., Mir, S., Mitchel, J. The Pedagogy Behind an Undergraduate Research Grant: Teaching, Research, Documentaries, and Exhibitions. Qatar Faculty Forum, Doha. October 2015.
- Mitchel, J., Paschyn, C., Mir, S., Pike, K., Kane, T. Majalis Al-Hareem in Qatar. Qatar Faculty Forum, Doha. April 2015.
- Paschyn, C., Mir S. Qatari Women and the Knowledge Economy: Complex Professional and Personal Choices” Gulf Studies Symposium. Kuwait. March 2015.
Mitchel, J., Paschyn, C., Mir, S., Pike, K., Kane, T. In Majalis Al-Hareem: The Complex Professional and Personal Choices of Qatari Women. DIFI Family Research and Proceedings 2015:4 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/difi.2015.4 , Received the Best Paper Award for the Role of State Policies on Family Formation and Stability pillar. 2015.
Funded Research Projects and Grants
- "Reclaiming Her Faith" [VCUQatar] 2016.
- Qatari Women: Engagement and Empowerment [UREP No.: 15 - 035 - 5 – 013] 2013 – 2015.
- Young Writers Program: Promoting a Creative Writing Culture in Qatar’s Elementary and Secondary School Education [U.S. Embassy Doha]. 2013 - present.
- MFA Pass with Distinction, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2009.
- Ryerson University Merit Award, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2008 & 2007.
- Quebecor Documentary Fellowship Award, Quebecor Fund, Toronto, Canada, 2007.