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Prof.Zahia Smail Salhi Dean - Acting Academic RankProfessor


  • Modern Arabic Studies,Arabic Language and Literature

Research Interests:

  • My research interests span a diverse range of areas within the academic landscape, reflecting my extensive experience and leadership roles in higher education.


Licence (first class BA) in Arabic Language and Literature, Tizi-Ouzou University, 1986, Algeria. PhD: Arabic Literature, University of Exeter, 1992, UK.
2013-2023: Professor/Chair of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Manchester, UK. 2013-2016: Co-Director of CASAW (Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), University of Manchester. 2006-2010: Head of Department, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, UK. 2002-2012: Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, UK. 1997-2002: Lecturer in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds. 1994-1997: Research Fellow, University of Exeter. 1991-1994: Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria.
1. Deputy Chair for the Area Studies(UK) Benchmark Statement review 2022- Present. 2. Member of MADAR (Maghreb Action on Displacement & Rights) Advisory Board, 2022- Present. 3. Member of ILCS (formerly IMLR) Advisory Council, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 2022- Present. 4. Executive Member of Africa International Network, 2020-Present. 5. Member of the International Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), 2008- Present. 6. Member of the Arab Society of English Language Studies 2014-present. 7. Member of the selection committee of the Algerian Studies Dissertation Prize, 2019- Present. 8. Member of Sub-panel 25 (Area Studies), and IDR member. Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), 2018-2022. 9. Member of Sub-panel 27 (Area Studies), Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 2013-2014. 10. Member of the Committee of judges of King Salman International Prize for Arabic Language, (dates to be kept confidential). WWW. prize. 11. Member of the Committee of judges of the King Faisal Prize (dates to be kept confidential). WWW.Kingfaisalprize.ORG 12. Vice-President of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies, 2018-2019. 13. Executive Director of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies, 2008- 2010. 14. Fellow of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies, September 1998- 2010. 15. Member of the Society for Algerian Studies, 2014- 2019. 16. Member of the Committee of judges of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 2015-2016. 17. Member of the Committee of judges of the International Booker Prize for Arabic Fiction, 2012-2013. 18. Member of the Committee of Judges of the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society’s Book Prize, 2008-2010. 19. Member of the British Society for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), 2014-2018. 20. Member of the British Academy Area Panel for Middle East and North Africa, 2008- 2010. 21. Executive committee member of the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Leeds, 2000-2010. 22. Member of the Association for Middle East Women Studies, 2006-2010. 23. Executive committee member of the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Leeds, 2006-2011. 24. Member of the Management Board of the Centre for Global Development @Leeds, University of Leeds, 2008-2010.
1- “The Algerian War of Languages,” Keynote Address, Postgraduate Conference on Algeria, University of Lancaster, 15 June 2019. 2- Universities of Qatar and Kuwait, International Conference on Arab Occidentalism, “East and West: A Multi-angled Occidentalist View”, 3 April 2021. 3- The Politics and Poetics of Arabic Literature”, Keynote Address of the British Association of Teachers of Arabic Annual conference, 25 June 2021. 4- “On a Mission to Save Algerian Women? Fadhma Amrouche Writes Back”, The Algerian PhD Society in the United Kingdom (APS-IK), 10 July 2021. 5- “Reading and Writing Together in Two Languages”, Manchester Metropolitan University, March 2023. 6- “Assia Djebar and the Politics of National Memory”, Buckingham University, 26 August 2023. Presentation of academic conference papers in the UK and internationally 1- University of Salford, International Conference on Translation, Identity and Modernity: The Case of Arabic, ‘Language as Identity in Colonial and Post-colonial Algeria’, 20-22 November 1998. 2- University of London (SOAS), Nadwat al-Qissa al-‘Irāqyiya wa al-Thaqāfa al-‘Arabiyya. International Conference. ‘Al-Bahth ‘an al-Dhāt al-Unthawiyya fī al-Riwāya al Nissā’iyya fī al-Jazā’ir’, 24-26 July 1999. 3- University of Kent, Inscriptions of Identity in the Discourse of Arab Women, ‘Gender and Politics in H.Al-Shaykh’s The Story of Zahra’, 20 November 1999. 4- University of Leeds, CIGS, Gendering Ethics/ The Ethics of Gender, ‘The Code of Infamy: Algerian Women Face the Family Code’, 23-25 June 2000. 5- University of Edinburgh, Literature and Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa, ‘Gender and National Identity in the Work of Assia Djebar’. 10-13 July 2000. 6- The University of Kuwait, Department of English, ‘Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race: Colonial Encounters East and West’, 17-19 March 2001. Kuwait 7- Ege University, Department of English, International Cultural Studies Symposium, ‘Gender and Identity in the Foreign City’, 5-7 May 2004. Turkey. 8- University of London, BRISMES Annual conference, ‘London in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North’, 4-7 July 2004.
Publications Authored Books: 1- Politics, Poetics, and the Algerian Novel, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999. 2- Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter, Edinburgh University Press, 2019. Edited Books: 1- The Arab Diaspora: Voices of an Anguished Scream, (with Ian Richard Netton). Routledge: 2006. Second edition in paperback, 2011. 2- Women Writing Africa: the northern region. Associate Editor. New York: Feminist Press, 2009. (Contribution consisted of collecting rare texts, translating and annotating them and writing a commentary. I have also contributed to the writing of the Introduction). This volume has been translated into French. 3- Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa, Routledge: 2010. Second edition in paperback, 2013. 4- Gender and Violence in Islamic Societies: Patriarchy, Islamism and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, I. B. Tauris, 2013. Academic Journal Articles: 1- “The Genesis of French Writing in Colonial Algeria,” International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol.1, no.2, 1998. 2- “Evolution of the Female Character in the Early Novels of Mohammed Dib” International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol.3, no.1, 2000. 3- “Language as Identity in Colonial and Post-Colonial Algeria” Offshoot: Journal of Translation and Comparative Studies, vol.3, no.2, 2000. 4- “Wounded Smile: Women, Politics and the Culture of Betrayal”. Critique: Journal of Critical Studies of the Middle East, No. 18, Spring 2001. 5- “Mina al-Dhāt al-Fardiya ila al-Dhāt al-Jamā‘iya: al-Masīra al-Riwā’iya li al-Mar’a al-Jazā’iriya”, Offshoot: Journal of Translation and Comparative Studies, vol.4, no.1, 2001. 6- “Algerian Women, Citizenship, and the ‘Family Code’”, in Gender and Development, Vol.11, No3, November 2003. 7- “Memory, Gender, and National Identity in the Work of Assia Djebar”, in Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings. Vol.4, No.1, 2004. 8- “Between the Languages of Silence and the Woman’s Word: Gender and Language in the Work of Assia Djebar” in International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Special Issue on "Language and Gender in the Mediterranean Region", vol. 190, 2008. 9- “Colonial Visual Representations of the ‘Femmes d’Alger’”, in The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications, issue 1, vol.1, 2008. 10- “The Algerian Feminist Movement between Nationalism, Patriarchy and Islamism”, Women’s Studies International Forum, vol. 33, No.2, March-April 2010. 11- “Astrology between Poetics and Politics in the Abbasid Period: Abu al-‘Alā’ al-Ma‘arri as case study”, Co-authored with Abeer Al-Abbasi, Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. LVII, No. 2, 2012. 12- “Between ‘porte-parole’ and porte- memoire’: Assia Djebar’s Cinematic Voice in the Maghreb”, IJFS, Vol.15, No.1, 2013. 13- “New Images in Old Frames: Ibn Harma (d. ca. 176/792) between Classical Poetry and Abbasid Modernity”. Co-authored with Hussain Al-Qarni, Journal of Abbasid Studies. Vol. 3 (2016), pp. 56-89. doi 10.1163/22142371-12340023 14- “The politics of women-focused activism, academia and the state in Middle East and North Africa”, with Ruth Abou Rached, Contemporary Levant, 2(1), 82-93, 2016. doi 10.1080/20581831.2016.1250466. 15- “Withstanding the Winds of Change? Literary Representations of the Gulf War and its Impacts on Saudi Society”, Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 4 (Fall 2017), pp. 973-995. 16- “eWords for New Worlds: The Internet and the Empowerment of Iranian Women”, Co-authored with Vahideh Golzard, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 12:3 (2019), pp. 328–347. doi:10.1163/18739865-01203005 17- “Sexuality and the Politics of the Body in Zainab Hifni’s Features”, Journal of Gender Studies, 29:8 (2020), 911-925. . 18- “ Autonomie et féminisme: Quelle Marge de Manœuvre pour les Femmes Saoudiennes? D I O G È N E : Revue internationale des sciences humaines, Vol.3, n° 267-268, (2021) pp.180 -198. 19- “Stories at War: Images of Algerian Women from Colonial Accounts to the Life Story of Fadhma Amrouche”, New Area Studies 2:1 (2021), 139- 184. 20- “The Arab World and the Occident: Towards the Construction of an Occidentalist Discourse”, Journal of college of Sharia and Islamic Studies 39: 2 (2021), 205-222. 21- “Writing and Reading Together from Colonial Legacy to World-making: Algeria as case study”, Journal of North African Studies, Forthcoming 2023. Book chapters 1- “Nisā’al-Jazā’ir fī Muwājahat Qānūn al-Usra”, in Nadia Mahmud, Huqūq al-mar’a: Huqūq al-Insān, London: MECWS, 2000. 2- “Algerian Women, Citizenship, and the ‘Family Code’”, in Caroline Sweetman (ed.), Gender, Development, and Citizenship, Oxfam Publications, 2004. 3- “Maghrebi Women and the Challenge of Modernity: Breaking the Women's Silence", in Naomi Sakr (ed.), Women and Media in the Middle East: Power through Self-Expression, I B Tauris, 2004. 4- “Gendering the Imperial City: London in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North” in Zahia Smail Salhi and Ian Richard Netton (eds.) The Arab Diaspora: Voices of an Anguished Scream, Routledge: 2006. 5- “Gender and Violence in Algeria: Women’s Resistance to the Islamist Femicide”, in Zahia Smail Salhi, Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa, Edited Volume, Routledge, 2010 6- “Algerian Women as Actors of Change and Social Cohesion,” in Fatima Sadiqi and Moha Ennaji (eds.) Women the Middle East and North Africa: Agents of Change, Routledge: 2011. 7- “Heard/Symbolic Voices: The Nouba of the Women of Mont Chenoua and Women’s Film in the Maghreb”, in Lina Khatib, The Form and Content of Story Telling in World Cinema, Columbia University Press, 2013. 8- “The Maghreb and the Occident: Towards the Construction of an Occidentalist Discourse”, in Ian Richard Netton (ed.), Orientalism Revisited, Routledge, 2013. 9- “Gender and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa: Negotiating with Patriarchal States and Islamism”, in Zahia Smail Salhi, Gender and Violence in Islamic Societies: Patriarchy, Islamism and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Edited Volume. I.B.Tauris, 2013. 10- “Tales of ‘Springs’ and ‘Revolutions’: Women, the Algerian Black Decade, and the Islamist Femicide”, in Fatima Sadiqi and Helmut Reifeld, Women and Resistance to Radicalisation, Morocco: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2017, pp. 16-40. 11- With Ibrahim A. I. Alfraih “Blurring the Boundaries of History and Fiction: Re-imagining the Past and Re-defining the Present through the Lens of Saudi Women Novelists”, in Susan Hodgett and Patrick James (eds.) Necessary Travel: New Area Studies and Canada in Comparative Perspective. Lexington Press, 2018, pp. 99-113. 12- With M. Bougherira “North African Women and Colonialism”. In: Yacob-Haliso O., Falola T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Women's Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp.1-17. DOI 13- “Women, activism and the state in North Africa” In: Yacob-Haliso O., Elsada Diana Cassells (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Women's Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp.479-496. Review Articles in Academic Journals 1- “Polygamy and Law in Contemporary Saudi Arabia”, JMEWS. 2010, 6(1):134-137. 2- “Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope”, BJMES. 2011, 38(2):279-281. 3- “Lady Evelyn Kobold’s Pilgrimage to Mecca”, BJMES. 2011, 38(1):133-135. DOI: 10.2307/23077009 4- Neither Allah, Nor Master. Dir. Nadia El Fani. Col. 71 mins. K’ien Productions and 2’Yeux Noirs Movies Icarus Film, 2011, The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, 2015, Vol.2, No.2, 138-140. 5- “We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture”, Banipal, 2015. 6- Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance: Lessons from the Arab world, Gender and Development, 24:1, 152-154, 2016. DOI:10.1080/13552074.2016.1154256 7- Another Road to Damascus: An integrative approach to ‘Abd Al-Qādir Al-Jazā’irī (1808-1883), Germany: De Gruyter, 2017. ISBN 978-3-11-049699-4, 260PP, BJMES. 2019. 8- Transcultural Migration in the Novels of Hédi Bouraoui: A New Ulysses, Elizabeth Sabiston, Leiden-Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2021, pp.216. 2- Editorships: Academic Journals Associate Editor: The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 2016- Book Reviews Editor: The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 2000-2008. Performing Islam, 2010-2012 Guest Editor of a Special Issue: Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa, A Special Issue of The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 35, No 3, December 2008. Editorial Board member: Qaarin, 2022- Present. New Area Studies, 2020- Present. Journal of Islamic Research, 2019-Present. The International Journal of Francophone Studies, 1998-Present. Women’s Studies International Forum, 2008-2023. The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications, 2007- 2016. Peer Review of Academic Journal Articles and Book Proposals I have refereed articles for the following journals: 1- Visual Anthropology Review 2- Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 3- The Journal of Arabic Literature (JAL). 4- The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 5- Feminist Theory 6- Middle East Journal of Media, Communication and Culture 7- Women's Studies International Forum 8- Journal of New Cinemas 9- International Journal of Francophone Studies 10- Women's History Magazine 11- Modern Languages Reviews 12- European Journal of Women Studies 13- Liverpool University Press. 14- Exeter University Press. 15- Cambridge University Press. 16- Oxford University Press. 17- Routledge 3- Hosting Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows 1- Dr Samah A. Mahmood: Assistant Professor at Minia University in Egypt, British Council Visiting Research Fellow, 2008-2009 2- Dr Ivan Ureta Vaquero, Lugano University, Switzerland, Honorary Research Fellow, 2009-2010 3- Dr Hiam Elgousi: University of Leeds, Honorary Research Fellow, 2011-2012 4- Ms Irine Giorgadze, Tbilisi State University, in Georgia, Visiting PhD fellow, 01-31 March 2014. 5- Professor Nawar Golley, Visiting Scholar for one week, American University of Sharjah, UAE. 6- Professor Inaam Bioud, Visiting author/scholar for one week, University of Algiers, Algeria.
Supervision of Research Students: 1 1997-2000 PhD Ratna R. Abdulrazak Al-Mutanabbi: A Humanistic Psychological Approach’. 2 1997-2000 PhD Nasser S. Al-Samaany Travel Literature of Moroccan Pilgrims during the 17-19th centuries. 3 1997-2000 PhD Sharifa al-Yahya’i The Early Beginnings of al-Qasida al-Hurra in the Gulf States: 1970s-1980s. 4 1998-2002 PhD Marisa Farrugia The Plight of Women in Egyptian Cinema’. 5 2002-2003 MAR Abeer Al-Abbasi Abbasid Children Literature. Distinction 6 2002-2003 MAR Jonathan Moore Exploring Social Margins within Society in Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the Sun and Hanan Al-Shaykh’s Only in London’ 7 2002-2004 PhD Abdullah Almeflh Saudi Poetry in the Last Quarter of the 20th Century: A Creative Analysis 8 2001-2004 PhD Ilham Al-Shallal The Image of Women in the Work of T. Al-Hakim: A Critical and Analytical Study 9 2002-2005 PhD Mansour M. Dhabab Representations of the Western Other in Early Arabic Novels (1850-1915) 10 2005-2006 MAR Firdaus Isap Quseir and the Hajj 11 2003-2007 PhD Mona al-Omairi The Reception Theory: A Study of Kuwaiti Theatre 12 2004-2008 PhD Abeer Al-Abbasi Astrology in Literature: how the Prohibited became Permissible in the Arabic poetry of the Mediaeval period’, Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize, 2009. 13 2008-2009 MAR Adel Al-Zahrani Innovation in Arabic Literature 14 2006-2010 PhD Hiam al-Ghoussi Women’s Rights in Islam and Contemporary Ulama. 15 2008-2011 PhD Ahmed M. Al-Shilabi Occidentalism in the 20th C. Libyan Novel 16 2008-2011 PhD Alaa Hamdan The representation of Muslims in selected post-colonial texts with particular reference to the question of Identity and Homeland’ 17 2010-2011 MAR Hussain Al-Qarni The image in Ibn Harma’s Poetry. Distinction 18 2008-2011 PhD Idris Mansour The Translation of Cultural Elements from Arabic into Malay in Rihlat ibn Battuta’. 19 2008-2012 PhD Dima Al-Adwan Analytical Study of Literary Translation: Midaq Alley as Case Study 20 2009-2012 PhD Wafa Dukmak Harry Potter in Arabic: A Study of Translation Quality Assessment 21 2008-2013 PhD Zubeida Metlo The Concept of Honour in the Pakistani Diaspora in Watford 22 2009-2013 PhD Vahideh, Goldzar Gender and Globalisation in Iran 23 2009-2013 PhD Abdullah al-Fawzan The City in the Saudi Novel 24 2009-2014 PhD Amina al-Rasheed Sudanese Women: Exile, Politics, Islam and the State 25 2010-2014 PhD Hassan Jaber Al-Faify The image of Turkey and the Turks as 'the Other' in Al-Khiyārī's Tuḥfat al-’Udabā’ wa Salwat al-Ghurabā’: a Travelogue from the 7th Century 26 2010-2014 PhD Mazin Al-Harthi Social Transformations in the Saudi Novel: Ibrahim al-Nassir as Case Study’ 27 2010-2014 PhD Adel Al-Zahrani The Reception of the Poem of Modernism between English and Saudi Literary Criticism. 28 2011-2015 PhD Hussain Al-Qarni Negotiating Abbasid Modernity: the case of Al-Asma'i and the Rear-guard Poets: Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize 29 2011-2014 PhD Hamad M S Alhazza Social Marginalisation in the Saudi Novel between 1990 and 2011 30 2011-2015 PhD Suad Alenzi, I am neither there, nor here: Formulations of Post-Colonial Identity in the Work of Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish 31 2014-2015 MAR Mohammed Amin Representations of Pain and Suffering in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North 32 2013-2018 PhD Ibrahim Alfraih Between Convention and Westernisation: Negotiating Gender, Religion and Traditions in the Contemporary Fiction of Saudi Women 33 2013-2018 PhD Sarah Tafakori Sanctions and the Affective Politics of Vulnerability: The Iranian national imaginary in a time of crisis 34 2013-2018 PhD Rosalind Batten Interpretations of women and gynecology in the Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms 35 2013-2018 PhD Eman Almutairi Translating Dialect in Literary Texts with Particular Reference to Arabic Regional Dialects. 36 2014-2018 PhD Afaf Al-Humaidi Islamic feminism and Cosmopolitanism 37 2016-2019 PhD Ibrahem Al-Marhaby A Thematic Investigation of Saudi Women’s Fiction, 1958-2016 38 2016-2020 PhD Anas Alhumam, The Dramatic Structure in Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry. 39 2015-2020 PhD Ola Abdelaal Islamic Feminism versus Islamic Sisterhood in Egypt 40 2016-2020 PhD Fadia Alshehry Translating Representations of Arabians in Historical Travel Writings 41 2015-2020 PhD Nouf Al-Hamad Women of the Saudi Shura Council: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Gender Differences in Language Use 42 2016-2020 PhD Meriem Bougherira Restor(y)ing the Postcolonial Algerian Na(rra)tion in the Fiction of Ahlam Mosteghanemi 43 2016-2021 PhD Nahla Al-Shaykh The Power of Translation: Can Translation be used as a tool for Soft Power in the Saudi Press? 44 2018-2023 PhD Ikram Bennai Entre Récits et Réalité: The French Narrative Construction, and Institutionalisation of Women and Gender in Colonial Algeria (1830-1954) 45 2020- PhD Iman Alamri Caricature and the Representation of SA Women 46 2022- PhD Amina Ansari Islamic Fashion and Modesty 48 2022- PhD Kaltham al-Suwaidi Representations of Memory in Qatari Literature 49 Sept-2022- PhD Fatema Al-Saadi The Representation of Women in Gulf Cinema (GCC states) 50 Jan 2023- PhD Reem AlGusun Multiculturalism and Implicit Gender Biases in Contemporary Anglophone Arab Novels 51 Jan 2023- PhD Nouf Al-Fouzan A Feminist Approach to the Analysis and Translation of a Corpus of Premodern Folktales from Central Arabia 52 Sept. 2023 PhD Ahood Alzaabi An Evaluation of Women’s Participation in local peace-making initiative in Syria with focus on implementation processes.
Research Grant Applications Assessor • British Academy assessor for the International Partnership Scheme (2009-2010). • I have Peer Reviewed Grant Applications for the following bodies: 1- AHRC: Arts & Humanities Research Council 2- SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 3- The Swiss National Science Foundation in Switzerland 4- British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. 5- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
6- Lectures and conference activity Academic invitations for the presentation of external plenary lectures 1- University of Edinburgh, Institute for the Study of the Arab World and Islam, “Women, Politics and the Culture of Betrayal”, 02 May 2000. 2- United Nations group in Sheffield: “Gender and Development in the Middle East”, 06 May 2002. 3- University of Dublin, Trinity College: “Women in Islam”, 15 May 2002. 4- University of Manchester, The Middle Eastern Department: “Cinema in the Maghreb”, 04 December 2003. 5- University of Leeds, Centre for Continuing Education, “Women and Shari’a Law”, March 2004. 6- University of Exeter, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, “Maghrebi Women’s Cinema”, 04 May 2005. 7- University of London (Royal Holloway) Screen Studies Group, “The Form and Context of Storytelling in World Cinema”, 10 March 2006. 8- University of Oxford, BRISMES Graduate Conference, “Publishing Journal Articles and Book Reviews”, 06 July 2007. 9- University of Durham, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, “Gender and Language”, 05 February 2008. 10- University of Durham, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, “Globalisation in Arab(ic) Literature and Culture”, 03 October 2008 11- University of Leeds, The Department of Politics and International Studies, “Resisting Gender Violence: the case of Algeria”, February 2009. 12- University of Manchester, School of Modern Languages, “The Algerian Feminist Movement”, 18 December 2009. 13- University of London, SOAS, “Algerian Women’s Literature”, 9 February 2010. 14- University of Durham, “Algerian Women and the Islamist Femicide”, 31 January 2011. 15- London School of Economics (The Society for Algerian Studies), “Gender and Violence in Algeria”, 1 November 2011. 16- Sultan Qabous University, Oman, “The Arab World and the Occident: Towards the Construction of an Occidentalist Discourse”, 11 March 2012. 17- “Women in Today’s Algeria: Towards less Gender Inequality”, Algerian Cultural Festival: Celebrating 50 Years of Algerian Independence. Richmix Cultural Centre, 10 October 2012. 18- University of Durham, School of Government and International Affairs, Representing Women, Representations of Women, “Maghrebi Women’s Spring: A Struggle for Democracy or a Battle against Islamism?” 17 -18 April 2013. 19- University of Edinburgh, Institute for the Study of the Arab World and Islam, "Seeing through the Occidental Mirror: Towards the Construction of a Maghrebi Occidentalist Discourse", 24 November 2014. 20- Edge Hill University, "Seeing through the Occidental Mirror: Towards the Construction of a Maghrebi Occidentalist Discourse", 22 April 2015. 21- University of London, BRAIS Second Annual Conference, “ Teaching Islamic Studies from the Perspective of Middle Eastern Studies at Manchester University”, Part of a Panel on 'Developing Islamic Studies in the UK: Future Horizons', 13-15 April 2015. 22- Al Maktoum College, Orient and Occident: Seeing through a Convex Mirror, 21 April 2016. 23- University of Durham (Tyneside Cinema Newcastle), “Women on the Frontlines,” 05 October 2017. Public discussion on Gender, Revolution, and the Middle East. 24- Alliance Française Manchester, L’émancipation de la femme : évolution des mouvements féministes des années 1950 à nos jours, 8 March 2018. 25- Charles University, Prague, Summer Course on Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe. “Do Muslim Women Need ‘Saving’ by the West?” June 2018. 26- University of East Anglia, On a Mission to Save African Women? Fadhma Amrouche Writes back, 2 March 2021. 27- School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, “La France, c’est moi”: Love and Infatuation with the Occident, 17 March 2021. 1- Arab Voices in the Diaspora, International conference, 1-2 July 2002. This resulted in edited volume, The Arab Diaspora: Voices of an Anguished Scream, Routledge 2006. 2- Mapping the Middle Eastern and North African Diaspora, BRISMES Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 04-06 July 2008. 3- Unveiling Islam in Modern Society, Study Day, in collaboration with The Centre for Life Long Learning, University of Leeds, 09 May 2009. 4- Researching Middle Eastern Studies, A study day for postgraduate students and staff, University of Leeds, 3 June 2009. 5- Arabic Literature and its Interaction with other Languages and Cultures, a panel of seven papers presented by my Postgraduate students at the World Congress of Middle Eastern studies, Barcelona, 18-25 July 2010. 6- Gender and Globalisation in the Middle East, a panel of four papers presented by my Postgraduate students at WOCMES, Barcelona, 18-25 July 2010. 7- Gender and Violence in MENA, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Mediterranean Programme, Twelfth Mediterranean Research Meeting, Montecatini Terme – Italy, 6 - 9 April 2011. This received funding from Robert Schuman foundation, resulted in an edited volume; Gender and Violence in Islamic Societies: Patriarchy, Islamism and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Edited Volume. I. B. Tauris, 2013. 8- Teaching Islamic Studies: Methodological Concerns, Practical Solutions. Funded by the Islamic Studies Network (HEFCE), University of Leeds. First Symposium: 28-01-2012. 9- Teaching Islamic Studies: Methodological Concerns, Practical Solutions. Funded by the Islamic Studies Network (HEFCE), University of Leeds. 2nd Symposium: 28-04-2012. 10- Revolutions/Revo-coup-lutions: A reassessment of the Arab Springs, Funded by CASAW, the University of Manchester, 19 September 2013. 11- Women Life-Writing: Migration, Language and Identity, A One Day Symposium and Art Exhibition, funded by SALC & CASAW, University of Manchester, 29 June 2015. Resulted in a Journal special issue. 12- Women, Empowerment, Citizenship and Development, 02-04 November 2015. International conference co-organized with the University of Mostaganem, Algeria. 13- Women, Empowerment, Citizenship and Development, 28-29 January 2016. International conference followed by a graduate conference on the same theme and Photography exhibition. 14- Gender and Discourse across Disciplines and Cultures: Sites/ Sights of (Re)presentation and (Re)negotiation in the 20th/21st Centuries, 20th April 2018. Co-organised with my PhD student Meriem Bougherira. 15- BATA 3rd Annual International Conference, 6-7 July 2023.
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