Ahlam Alharbi, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, has a B.A. in English language and literature and M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics. She was a visiting scholar at Wright State University during 2020-2021, where she focused on developing her performative theory of solidarity discourse. Alharbi’s primary research interest lies in the area of critical discourse analysis and how language is utilized to achieve communicative and ideological goals in various social and political situations. In her research, she published papers addressing under-examined topics in discourse studies such as solidarity and controversial discourse. She is a reviewer in several journals, including Sage Open, Cogent Arts and Humanities, and Cogent Education.