Assistant Professor, History
Historian of 20th century transnational North-Africa
Current research project:
I just published a book about Pan-Africanism in 20th century North Africa called “Maghreb Noir: the Militant-Artists of North Africa and the Struggle for a Pan-African, Postcolonial Future.” I am now working on sexuality in 20th century North Africa and will be spending Spring 2024 in Morocco starting my research and improving my Moroccan Arabic.
- Assistant Professor, History Department, Suffolk University, 2021-2023
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Middle East Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2020-2021
- Academic Background:
- Ph.D., History, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
- M.A., History, EHESS, France, 2014
Last book read:
“Mind of Winter” by Laura Kasischke and a graphic novel called “Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani” by Jérôme Tubiana
When not working:
I’m drawing, hiking, running, listening to very loud music or drinking coffees at various cafés.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
I’m looking forward to all of my courses this semester, but in particular the Queer Histories of North Africa Course. It’s my first time teaching this course and I will be learning a lot along with the students.
What most excites you about Cornell:
The intellectual community, the large history department, and hiking around Ithaca!