Khairiya Saadi Karim (Khairiya Shawano) is an assistant teacher at the Faculty of Education / Shaqlawa, Department of Arabic Language and Literature. She obtained a master’s degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 2014 with distinction with first class honors, and the title of her thesis was “The Place in the Novelist Works of Ali Badr - An Analytical Study-). She is interested in cultural and civilizational exchange through literature, especially through literary translation. She translates to and from the Arabic and Kurdish languages. She is interested in creative writing and has a collection of short stories entitled "My Little Masha".