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Bahri, Hamid

Bahri, Hamid

Curriculum Vitae
Study Abroad Liaison
Associate Professor
World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities

Phone: 718-262-2463
Office Location: AC-3C10


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Graduate Center, CUNY  French  2004 
MPhil  Graduate Center, CUNY  French  1999 
MA  Graduate Center, CUNY  Liberal Studies  1994 
certificate  Marymount Manhattan College/UN  Translation and Interpretation  1992 
Hamid Bahri is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies. He also serves as Study Abroad Advisor. He teaches literatures and cultures of the Francophone world as well as elementary French classes. His research interests span the postcolonial North Africa and the Arab world, translation, cultural studies and film. He is currently examining the theme of ethnicities, race and the myth of origin in North Africa.

Areas of Expertise

French and Francophone Literature
Translation Theory in French Texts
Film & Cultural Studies
Women's Writings
Arabic Culture and Literature

Books in Field Of Expertise

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Hamid Bahri. "Father-daughter relations in the Francophone Maghrebian novel: Assia Djebar’s Loin de Médine." Francographies,” Numéro Spécial 5, Nouvelle série 2. 2004: 71-84.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Hamid Bahri. "Race and Color in the Age of the Arab Spring in North Africa." Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa. 2014: 135-156.

Hamid Bahri/Francesca Canade Sautman. "Crossing History, Dis-Orienting the Orient: Amin Maalouf's Uses of the "Medieval"." Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World. 2009: 174-205.

Hamid Bahri. "Music, Women in Muslim Africa." Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Vol. 3 2007: pp. 1047-1049.

Hamid Bahri. "Daughters of the Nile." Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Vol. 2 2007: 382.

Hamid Bahri. "Baths, Public: II. Muslim Middle East." Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Vol. 1 2007: 118-119.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Choice Literary Review of The Homoerotics of Orientalism by Joseph Allen Boone . New York: Columbia University Press" 2016: .

"Baghdad: the city in verse, ed. and tr. by Reuven Snir. Harvard, 2013" 2014: Vol. 51, No 10, 5432.

"Poems for the millennium: v. 4: the University of California book of North African literature, ed. by Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour. California, 2013." 2014: Vol. 51 no. 05.

"The Literary heritage of the Arabs: an anthology, ed. by Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey. Saqi Books, 2012" 2013: Vol. 50 no. 11.

"Eberhardt, Isabelle. Writings from the sand, v.1: Collected works of Isabelle Eberhardt, ed. and introd. by Marie-Odile Delacour and Jean-René Huleu; tr. by Melissa Marcus. Nebraska, 2012" 2012: Vol. 50 no. 03.

"Martin, Florence. Screens and veils: Maghrebi women's cinema. Indiana, 2011." 2012: Vol. 49 no. 09.

"Cazenave, Odile. Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment, by Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier. Virginia, 2011" 2011: Vol. 49 no. 01.

"Conteh-Morgan, John. New Francophone African and Caribbean theatres, by John Conteh-Morgan with Dominic Thomas. Indiana, 2010" 2010: Vol. 48 no. 10.

"Bourget, Carine. The star, the cross, and the crescent: religions and conflicts in Francophone literature from the Arab world. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010" 2010: Vol. 48 no. 03.

"Turnovsky, Geoffrey. The literary market: authorship and modernity in the old regime. Pennsylvania, 2010" 2010: Vol. 47 no. 11.

"Le Clézio, J. M. G. Desert, tr. by C. Dickson. [1st US ed.]. D.R. Godine, 2009." 2010: Vol. 47 no. 07.


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Paper: Roundtable Panelist on “Édouard Glissant, Beyond Walls,” January 4, 2018 at the MLA in New York. (Forthcoming) " January 4, 2018: Modern Languaes Association Conference in New York.

" Francophone North African Jewish Authors and the Future of Roots” in “The Future " January 3-6, 2013: Modern Languages Association (MLA).

" The Power of Poetry: Tunisian Writing and Regional Change,” in “Cultures of Occupation and Boycott,” " January 3-6, 2013: Modern Languages Association (MLA) convention, Boston.

" “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

Certificat of Appreciation: Feb. 9, 2014.

Dean’s Award (Certificate of Recognition): 2014.

Dean’s Award (Certificate of Recognition): 2013.

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

The French Colonial Historical Society: 2013 - present.

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.