Associate Professor of Arabic
Ph.D. Brown University, 2003
Office: 301A Hodges Hall
Area of Interest
Women's literature and film from Africa and the African diaspora, Postcolonial literature, African cinema, Black diaspora studies
INT 2000: A Survey of current Global Issues
ARAB 2101: Internediate Arabic
Awards and Honors
Tiger Athletic Foundation award in excellence in teaching, 2013
"Virtual Gender: Moroccan and Saudi Women's Cyberspace." Hawwa, Oct 2011, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p358-387, 30p. Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers.
"Islam, gender and identity in Leila Abouzeid's the last chapter: a post colonial critique." College Literature. Wntr, 2010, Vol. 37 Issue 1.
"Female sexuality, Islam and the global: Leila Merrakshi's controversial film Marock." CineAction. Summer, 2010 Issue 81, p50, 6 p. CineAction Language.
"Moroccan Women in the Glocal Village: Reflections on Islam, Identity, and Cultural Legacies." Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez. African Women Writing Resistance: an Anthology of Contemporary voices. 2010, p273-280. 8p. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press.
"Themes of Female imprisonment and rebellion: M.A. Tazi's film Badis." The journal of North African Studies, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2010, pages 451-463.
“Moroccan Women Contrabandists: Interferences in Public Space.” Women as Agents of Change in the Middle East and North Africa. UK: Routledge, 2011.
“The Subaltern Speaks: Assia Djebar’s Film La Nouba.” Film Criticism. 26(2). Winter 2001-02, 41-61.
“Realms of Memory: Strategies of Representation and Postcolonial Identity in North African Women’s Cinema.” Journal X: Studies in Criticism and Culture, Fall 2001.