Nursafira Binti Ahmad Safian (Assistant. Prof. Dr.) is currently an academic staff at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She obtained her Bachelors degree (Hons.) in Arabic Language and Literature from IIUM (2010). Upon completion of her degree, she served at the Department of Arabic Language and Literature (DALL), Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM as an Academic Trainee (2011). She then pursued her studies at the same academic institution and obtained her Masters degree in Arabic Literary Studies (2013). She was appointed as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Linguistic and Literary Studies (A biannual peer-reviewed Arabic Journal-Arabic Online Journal)
(2013-2015) before pursuing her studies at University of Jordan and obtained her Ph.D degree in Arabic Language and Literature (January 2018).
She was the recipient of several awards, including Anugerah Kecemerlangan Pelajar Mumtaz Se-Jordan, organized by Education Malaysia Jordan (EMJ) (2 December 2016), The Best Student (Overall) of Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS) (2010), The Best Student (Academic) of KIRKHS (2010), The Best Student (Sibawayh Award) in Arabic Language and Literature (2010), IIUM Sports Award (Half-Colour Award: Table-Tennis Games) (2009), Anugerah Pelajar Terbaik Ko-kurikulum (2003) and Anugerah Kecemerlangan Pendidikan Tengku Idris Syah: Sekolah-sekolah Agama Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (2002). She also got first place in the class ranking out of 95 students of Bachelor of Human Sciences: Arabic Language and Literature Programme–2009/2010).
She was the representative of IIUM for Inter-Varsity Arabic Debate Championship (2007-2009), including the championship among ASEAN Countries at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), (17-21 July 2008) and won the first place. She was also one of IIUM table-tennis players for MASUM GAMES (Malaysian University Sports Council Games) (2007). She has been invited as an adjudicator for national and international arabic debate championship between schools and universities, including Qatar Debate (The International Universities Arabic Debating Championship), organized by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (20-29 April 2010) and Arabic Debate Competition organized by Nadiy al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah wa al-Munazarah (Singapore Students’ Association in Jordan (SIRAJ) at University of Yarmouk (9 August 2017).
Her research interests are mainly in Arabic literary studies, modern Arabic prose, Islamic literature, modern literary criticism, Arabic prosody and rhyme, and comparative literary studies (Arabic-Malay language). She has been actively involved in national and international conferences around the world and contributed to journals. She has been appointed currently as referee for al-Tajdid Arabic Journal-KIRKHS (IIUM), e-Jurnal Penyelidikan dan Inovasi (e-JPI)-(KUIS), e-Jurnal Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS)-(KUIS), Expert Evaluator For 5th International Conference on Postgraduate Research 2018 at Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS), coordinator for final year undergraduate students' projects (FYP) (2019 onwards), member of Schedule Committee (2018), member of Postgraduate Committee (2018-2019), member of Curriculum Committee (2018 onwards), member of Conferences’ Committee (2019), member of the editorial board of Journal of Linguistic and Literary Studies (2019 onwards).