Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities
Office Location: 3C10
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Graduate Center, CUNY French 2004 MPhil Graduate Center, CUNY French 1999 MA Graduate Center, CUNY Liberal Studies 1994
Areas of Expertise
- French and Francophone Literature
Translation Theory in French Texts
Film & Cultural Studies
Arabic Culture and Literature
Books in Field Of Expertise
Articles in Field Of Expertise
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Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Choice Literary Review Choice Literary Review of Writings From the Sand Volume I Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhadt. University of Nebraska Press. Forthcoming" 2012: .
"Choice Literary Review of Florence Martin’s Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women’s Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. Review will catalogued in Indiana University Press and is on Amazon.com)." 2011: .
"Choice Literary Review of Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier’s Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the B urden of Commitment. University of Virginia Press." 2011: .
"Choice Literary Review of John Conteh-Morgan with Dominic Thomas’ NewFrancophone African and Caribbean Theatres, Indiana University Press, Indiana." 2010: .
"Choice Literary Review: Carine Bourget's The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent: Religions and Conflicts in Francophone Literature from the Arab World." 2010: .
"Choice Literary Review of The Literary Market: Authorship and Modernity in the Old Regime" 2010: .
"Choice Literary Review of Desert by J.M.G. Le Clezio" 2009: .
"Encyclopedia, MacMillan Library Reference: "Public Baths in the Muslim Middle East"" 2007: .
"Encyclopedia, MacMillan Library Reference: "The Daughters of the Nile Society"" 2006: .
"Encyclopedia, MacMillan Library Reference: "Music as Women's Cultural Production in Muslim Africa: Algeria, Mauritania and Kenya"" 2006: .
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" “Between Blackness and Berberity: Negotiating Identities” in “Algeria Revisited: Contested Identities in the Colonial and Postcolonial Periods.” " April 11-13, 2012: International Conference, University of Leicester, UK,.
" “North African Identities and Race,” at “Franco-Maghrebi Crossings” " November, 3-5, 2011: International Conference by Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee.
" “Teaching Foreign Languages to First Learners: A Definitive Methodology?” " May 4th, 2012: Queens College (LOTE).
" Keynote speaker at “As the Region Explodes”: Forum on the revolutions in the Arab world. York College, CUNY. " March 15, 2011: York College.
" Discussion of Dr. Martin Atangana’s: The End of French Rule in Cameroun, New York: NY University Press, 2010. " November 10, 2010: York College.
" "The Location of "Terror," Globalization and Arab Reaction" " June 2-5, 2010: John Jay's Ninth Biennial International Conference, "Societies in Transition: Balancing Security, Social Justice and Tradition," Marrakech, Morocco..
" "Marginality in Francophone Twentieth-Century North African Literature" " December 27, 2009: MLA Annual Conference.
" Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Colonialism: "The Old and the New Generations of North African Writers and the Issue of French" " Spring 2008: York College Community.
" "Fissured Identites: Fathers, Daughters and Sons in the Francophone North African Novel" " Nov. 13, 2007: Graduate Center, CUNY.
" "The Colonial Language and Modern Arab Writing: Ambivalence, Identity and Agency" at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference in Boston-Massachussetts " Nov. 18-21: National/International Audience.
" The Rise of the Arab Novel: "Colonial Languages, French and English" " Dec, 2006: MLA Annual Conference, Philadelphia.
" "Francophone Intellectuals and the Post 9/11 War on Terro: Negotiations and Compromises" at Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) " 2007: University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Writing Fellow Fellowship: 2001-2003.
PSC CUNY Grant, Race and Identities in North African Literature (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia. Summer of 2009: $2,250.
PSC CUNY Grant, Ethnicity and Race in the Algerian Sahara. Summer of 2010: $3,585.
PSC CUNY Grant, Race and Otherness in Tunisia. Summer of 2012: $6,000.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique (SPFFA: 2005 - present.
Modern Language Association (MLA): 1998 - present.
American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA): 2005 - present.
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC): 2003 - present.
Francophone Association of City University of New York (CUNY): 1995 - present.
Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc (MESA): 2005 - present.