Prior to joining the UNE Morocco faculty, Habiba taught at the University of Minho in Portugal. She has a Master's degree in Sociolinguistics and a Ph.D. in Language Sciences, with a focus on Critical Discourse Analysis. Her Ph.D. thesis tackled the representation of “honour killing” among Muslim immigrants, mainly women, in the British press, discussing the concepts of identity and difference in the multicultural and multifaith UK. She is a member of the Centre for Humanistic Studies (CEHUM) of the University of Minho, as well as a member of the Association for Studies on Discourse and Society (EDISO). She is the author of “Arab women writers: A constant struggle for justice, equality and freedom”, a book chapter published in 2016. She also published another chapter edited by Ana Gabriela Macedo; “Honour killing’ in the UK: Gender, cultural or Muslim phenomenon?”. Besides Arabic and French, she is also fluent in English and Portuguese. Her research interests include violence against women, gender equality and power relations, women and Islam, and women in the media world in Arab Muslim societies. More specifically, her work brings a multidisciplinary perspective to the study of language use and gender issues.