Faculty and Staff

Firangiz Nasirova

Firangiz Nasirova is a head instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been working at Khazar since 2001. In 1994 she was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Science at UCLA, CA. In 1996 she visited the United States as a Joint Educational Researcher. She has taught a variety of courses in methodology of teaching English, practical translation, and literature: Shakespeare Then and Now, Azerbaijan Literature in English (for foreign students), English Through Movies, Active Reading Strategies for Beginners, Listening Practice, and Phonetics. Firangiz Nasirova delivered training courses on the rights of women based on “Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women’s Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies” publication by The Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI), Washington, DC.

E-mail: fnasirova[at]khazar.org


Kamala Askerova

Kamala Askerova graduated from Azerbaijan State Institute of Languages in 1983. In 1993, she started her career of an English instructor, and in 1995, a senior instructor at the Department of English Language and Literature at Khazar University, where she taught such courses as ESL, ESP for Medicine, ESP for Law, advanced Grammar, and Current events. From 1994 to 1997 she taught Extension English Courses for Medical Doctors at Khazar University. Since 2014 she has been working as Foundations Coordinator at Khazar University.

E-mail: kamala.askerova[at]khazar.org


Eynur Mehdiyev

Eynur Mehdiyev did his BA in Linguistics at Azerbaijan State University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan and MA in English Language Teaching at Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He has over ten years of experience in teaching English to students and adults. He is currently working for Khazar University as a vice-chair of English Language and Literature Department. 

Phone: (+994 12) 421 79 16 (281) 

E-mail: emehdiyev[at]khazar.org


Milana Abbasova 

Milana Abbasova studied for both B.A. and M.A. degrees at Azerbaijan University of Languages. She is now a PhD candidate in Sociolinguistics at Khazar University. Milana Abbasova has been working at Khazar University for more than ten years. She teaches Grammar, History of the English Language, Sociolinguistics and several other subjects. Milana Abbasova is currently in charge of program coordination of the English Language and Literature
 Department.

Phone: (+994 12) 421 79 16 (230)

E-mail: mabbasova[at]khazar.org


Parvin Karimova

Parvin Karimova is a full-time teacher at The English Language and Literature Department. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degree at Khazar University with honor diplomas. From 2008 to 2009 she worked as dean’s assistant at School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2012-2013 she worked as a tutor at Khazar Training Center of Khazar University. Since 2009 she has been teaching English Foundations 1 and Foundations 2, English Grammar pre-advanced. Parvin Karimova earned her Ph.D degree in 2013. She attended several scientific conferences. 

E-mail: pkerimova[at]khazar.org


Gulnur Nabiyeva

Gulnur Nabiyeva is a full-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department, Khazar University. She has been teaching at Khazar University since 2011. Gulnur Nabiyeva did her Bachelor's and MA degree in Translation at MaGU, Russia. She is offering several minor and major courses: Functions and Structures of Grammar (pre-advanced and advanced), Translation courses (Economic Translation and Translation of Oil and Gas Materials), Psycholinguistics (for Master's degree students), etc. She is currently a PhD student at Khazar University. Gulnur Nabiyeva’s major research interests cover Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics. The main focus of her PhD thesis is “Language variation and textual categorization.”

E-mail: gnabiyeva[at]khazar.org


Naila Gasimova

Naila Qasimova is an alumna of Azerbaijan University of Languages. She is currently teaching a number of courses at Khazar University English Language and Literature Department with a focus on British and American literature.

E-mail: Naila.Gasimova[at]khazar.org




Lala Gamidova

Lala Gamidova, MA in Linguistics, earned her degree at the Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Institute of Humanities, Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication Department. She is a full-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. Lala Gamidova teaches a variety of courses for BA and MA level students. Lala Gamidova’s major research interests embrace Applied Linguistics and Discourse Analysis which is the main focus of her PhD thesis “The Formation of Discourse Ability in Linguistic Personality in Triglossia Environment.”

E-mail: lgamidova[at]khazar.org



Zamira Gurbanova

Zamira Gurbanova is a full- time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been working at Khazar University since 2011. Zamira Gurbanova did her Bachelor's degree in Translation at Azerbaijan University of Languages, and she earned her MA degree in Translation at Qafqaz University. She is offering several courses in Translation including Written Translation, Legal and Court Translation, Translation of Scientific and Technical Materials, Economic Translation, Social-Political Translation, Terminology and Documentation, Consecutive Interpreting and Note-Taking, Oral Translation, Sight Translation, etc. Zamira Gurbanova has also been working as an assistant editor at Dictionary and Encyclopedia Centre since 2012. She is currently a PhD student at Khazar University.

E-mail: zqurbanova[at]khazar.org


Saadat Farhadova

Saadat Farhadova, M.A. in Linguistics, earned her degree at Azerbaijan University of Languages with an Honors Diploma. She worked as an interpreter and translator at Oklahoma LTD, taught Business English, EFL to international staff, and held English conversation clubs for non-native speakers in a business environment. Since 2007, she has been an English Language Instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. From 2011 to 2015, Saadat Farhadova also worked as Local Coordinator for English Programmes at the School of Economics and Management while operating as a Committee member for Assessment of Departmental Effectiveness at the English Language and Literature Department. Her main subjects of instruction have been English Foundations, Academic English, English for Professional Communication, ALS, and ESP for Economics students. 

E-mail: sfarhadova[at]khazar.org


Irina Orucova

Irina Orucova is a part-time teacher at the English Language and Literature Department. She is offering several courses in Linguistics and Translation. She is the author of many scientific articles related to Stylistics and Syntax of the English Language.

E-mail: Irina.Orujova[at]khazar.org




Konul Huseynova

Konul Huseynova earned her B.A. degree in Linguistics at Nakhchivan State University, with an Honors Diploma in 2006. She received her M.A. degree in English language and literature at Nakhchivan University, with an Honors Diploma in 2011. She started her career of an English instructor in 2006. From 2006 to 2010 She worked as an English tutor at Araz Courses and as an English instructor at school № 11, named after J. Nakhchivanski in Nakhchivan. In 2012-2013 she worked as a tutor at Khazar Training Center of Khazar University. Since 2013 she has been working as an English instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. She teaches Foundations 1 and Foundations 2 at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She prepared an educational technically based journal on reading material for Foundations 1 for the students of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Since 2017, She has been systematically writing research papers about Approaches and Methods in the English language, at AUL. She has attended many international scientific conferences.

E-mail: konul.huseynova[at]khazar.org


Shahriyar Mammadov

Shahriyar Mammadov completed his Bachelor's degree at Khazar University in 2012. After completing the degree successfully, he was admitted to an M.A. program in English Studies and Philology at Eotvos Lorand University, based in Hungary. While studying at ELTE, he was chairman of Azerbaijani-Hungarian Youth Union. On returning to Baku, he started his career as a lecturer in Khazar and Baku State University. At the same time, he is studying for his Ph.D. degree at Khazar University.

E-mail: Shahriyar.Mammadov[at]khazar.org



Nahide Guliyeva

Nahide Quliyeva graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2002. The same year, she was awarded a Master’s degree. She is a part-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been teaching English Foundations since September 2017.

E-mail: nahide.guliyeva[at]khazar.org




Aziza Zulfugarova

Aziza Zulfugarova graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2010. The following year she entered Khazar University’s M.A. program and in 2014, she was awarded a Master’s degree. Since 2012, she has taught English Foundations at the Department of English Language and Literature at Khazar University.

E-mail: aziza.zulfugarova[at]khazar.org




Mahira Guliyeva

In 2014, Mahira Guliyeva graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages with an honors diploma. In 2017, she graduated from the above university with an honors diploma in English Language and Linguistics. She has been teaching English Foundations at Khazar University since September 2017.

E-mail: mahire.guliyeva[at]khazar.org


Sevinj Iskandarova

In 2013, Sevinj Iskandarova received her B.A. degree with honors in Translation and Interpreting from Baku Slavic University. In 2016, she earned her MA degree in English Literature at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. Her work experience includes English-Azerbaijani-Korean translation and interpreting jobs in her student years and during an internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Korea as well as teaching at Jungsan High School of South Korea for two separate semesters. Since 2016, she has been an instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University.

E-mail: sevinj.iskenderova[at]khazar.org 


Adela Abdullayeva

Adela Abdullayeva received her Bachelor's degree in Philology in 2003. In 2006, she earned her Master's degree in Linguistics at Azerbaijan University of Languages. Her career path took her from a researcher position at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences to a brief experience as a deputy of Dean at Khazar University School of Education to her current teaching position with Khazar University where she has taught a number of courses, such as Reading and Writing (levels 1 and 2), Foundations 1 and Foundations 2, ESP Computer, and ESP Mechanical Engineering to the students of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is a doctoral candidate and is working on her dissertation ”Orhan Pamuk in English Speaking Literature.”.

E-mail: adila.abdullayeva[at]khazar.org


Leyla Rahimova

Leyla Rahimova received her Bachelor's degree in Law and a second baccalaureate degree in International Law, both with high honors, from Khazar University and her third baccalaureate degree in English Philology with an honors diploma from Azerbaijan University of Languages. In 2011-2014, she did her Master's at Khazar University. where she defended her Master's thesis on "Comparative Analysis of Adverbs and Adjectives (Linguistic Trends)" under the supervision of Eldar Shahgaldiyev, Ph.D., and obtained a Master's degree in English Language and Literature with an honors diploma. Since 2012, she has been with Khazar University teaching English Foundations and Academic English. 

E-mail: Leyla.Rahimova[at]khazar.org


Aytan Mammadova

Aytan Mammadova completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Azerbaijan University of Languages with an honors diploma. Between 2014-2016, she taught Speech Practice at AUL and worked at Baku Slavic University in SABAH Groups. She has been working at Khazar University since 2012, teaching Academic English and English Foundations. She also works at AUL as an English Instructor in Methodology, Curriculum and Speech Practice.

E-mail: aytan.mammadova[at]khazar.org


Husniyye Tanriverdiyeva

Husniyye Tanriverdiyeva graduated from the English Language Department of Azerbaijan University of Languages with an honors diploma in 2009. After teaching at School-lyceum complex under Baku Slavic University and Baku Slavic University, she became an instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University in 2017, teaching English Foundations 1. Same year, she completed her doctoral study in Comparative and Typological Linguistics at Baku Slavic University, and she is preparing for the defense of her dissertation. 

E-mail: husniyye.tanriverdiyeva[at]khazar.org


Khanim Ahmadova

Khanim Ahmadova graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2010. She earned her Master’s degree in English Linguistics and Literature at Qafqaz University with an honours diploma. Since 2012, she has been an English Language Instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University teaching English Foundations for Education and Humanities students. Khanim Ahmadova earned her Ph.D. degree in Germanic Languages from Khazar University in 2015. She has published a number of articles in various journals in Azerbaijan and abroad and attended several international scientific conferences.

E-mail: Khanim.Ahmadova[at]khazar.org


Nubar Agalarova

Nubar Agalarova, received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Azerbaijan University of Languages. In 2008, she received an M.A. degree with honors in English language and Literature at Qafqaz University, where she had worked as a translator (English-Azerbaijani or Azerbaijani-English) at "Dushunga" Translation Centre and as an English instructor during her student years. Nubar Agalarova's teaching experience at Azerbaijan High Military School and Kaspi Educational Center brought her to the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University in 2012 where she has worked ever since.

E-mail: Nubar.Agalarova[at]khazar.org


Parvana Babayeva

Parvana Babayeva received her B.A. (with Honors Diploma) and M.A. (with Honors Diploma) at Azerbaijan State University of Languages.She is a part-time instructor at the English Language and Literature Department. She has been teaching English Foundations at Khazar University since November 2017. 

E-mail: parvana.babayeva[at]khazar.org 




Leyla Jumayeva

Leyla Jumayeva got her BA and MA degree in English philology at Azerbaijan University of Languages. She is doing Ph.D in Stylistics at Azerbaijan University of Languages. She is currently teaching a Foundation course at Khazar University.

E-mail: leyla.jumayeva[at]khazar.org



Aytan Khalili

Aytan Khalili earned her BA degree in English Language Teaching at Azerbaijan University of Languages. MA degree she earned in Methods and Methodology of English. She is currently teaching a Foundation course at Khazar University.

E-mail: aytan.khalili[at]khazar.org



Sayyara Guliyeva

Sayyara Guliyeva did her BA in English Philology at Azerbaijan University of Languages and MA in English Linguistic again at Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku. She is doing her Ph.D. now. She has delivered many courses: Reading comprehension and writing skills, Listening comprehension and speaking skills, Academic writing, Consecutive interpreting and etc.

E-mail: sayyara.guliyeva[at]khazar.org



Parvana Jafarova

Parvana Jafarova did her BA in English Language teaching at Azerbaijan University of Languages and MA in English Linguistic again at Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku. She is currently teaching a Foundation course at Khazar University.

E-mail: parvana.jafarova[at]khazar.org



Nargiz Mammadova

Nargiz Mammadova studied for both B.A. and M.A. degrees at Azerbaijan University of Languages with Honors Diploma. She is an Academic English instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. Since 2017, she has been working as a teacher of methods of English and Curriculum at Azerbaijan University of Languages. She also works as an English teacher at Baku Slavic University School Lyceum Complex.

E-mail: mnargiz128[at]gmail.com



Ronald Wayne Smith

E-mail: ron.smith[at]eku.edu

Film about Khazar University