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Fulbright Fellow Presents Public Lecture

Nabiha Jerad, a University of Tunis in Carthage professor, to discuss Maghrebi identity

3/12/2009 4:10:56 PM

 

Nabiha Jerad

LYNCHBURG – A University of Tunis in Carthage professor and Fulbright Fellow will present a public lecture April 6.

Nabiha Jerad will present “Construction of Maghrebi Identity in the Diaspora Based on Novels and Cinema” at 4 p.m. in Leggett 537. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jerad is a sociolinguist and specialist in post-colonial studies. She earned her doctorate at the University of Paris before taking a position as associate professor at the University of Tunis. She is also an associate researcher with CNRS, France and co-chair of the research group, Gender Studies in the Mediterranean.

Jerad has also worked on semiotics and linguistics issues in multilingual contexts and on the question of language and identity in the postcolonial Maghreb. Her work on the construction of narratives of the self in the Maghreb and among people of Maghrebi background in Europe has led her to analyze a variety of genres, ranging from novels to rap and rai music and Maghrebi cinema.

She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and is writing a book on the representation of the self in post colonial Tunisia.



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