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Professor Moha Ennaji


Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University

Moha Ennaji is Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Studies at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco. In addition to his academic career at the University of Fès, he is the founding president of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures at Fès, and a founding member of the Center for Women and Development in Morocco. He has been a visiting professor at Rutgers University, USA (2006-2009), the University of Pennsylvania at Mansfield, USA (2003) and the University of Arizona, USA (1990). His areas of research cover migration, language, gender, religion and politics in North Africa and the Middle East.

His most recent publications are New Horizons of Muslim Diaspora in North America and Europe (Palgrave, 2016); Minorities, Women, and the State in North Africa (Red Sea Press, 2015); Moroccan Feminisms: New Perspectives (Africa World Press, 2016); Muslim Moroccan Migrants in Europe (Palgrave, 2014); Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa (Routledge, 2014); Women in the Middle East, (Routledge, 2010); Gender and Violence in the Middle East (Routledge, 2011); and Multilingualism, Cultural Identity and Education in Morocco (Springer, 2005).

Moha has spoken and lectured at major American, European, African, and Arab universities. He has contributed to many world journals and encyclopedias on Africa and the Middle East, and his writing has also appeared in international publications, including The Conversation, The Project Syndicate, Japan Times, Al-Ahram, The Khaleej Times, The Huffington Post, Aljazeera, The Boston Globe, and many Arabic newspapers. He has published in English, French, and Arabic.