Mar 22, 2022
Moderated by NES lecturer and Amazigh scholar, Dr. Mounia Mnouer
A conversation with Amazigh Scholar, Dr. Brahim El Guabli
Brahim El Guabli is a scholar of comparative literature. His research interests encompass Tamazgha (the broader North Africa), the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. He probes questions of trauma and memory and the way aesthetics enable various forms of coming to terms with violent pasts. Dr. El Guabli received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature at Williams College. His forthcoming book is entitled Moroccan Other-Archives: History and Citizenship after State Violence. His journal articles have appeared in Interventions, The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, Arab Studies Journal, and The Journal of North African Studies, among others. He is co-editor of Lamalif: A Critical Anthology of Societal Debates in Morocco During the “Years of Lead” (1966-1988) (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming) and Refiguring Loss: Jews in Maghrebi and Middle Eastern Cultural Production (Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming). He is currently completing a second book entitled Saharan Imaginations: Between Saharanism and Ecocare. Brahim has been co-editor of the Maghreb page on Jadaliyya since 2011.
Arabic at Princeton University
Michael Salama '24 is a student in the history department, pursuing certificates in applications of computing and environmental studies. In addition to working as the manager for the University's video production studio, Michael is a dedicated musician and fanatical soccer player. He has studied Spanish, French, and Modern Standard Arabic, and intends to focus his future language study on Mesopotamian Arabic.
Very kind thank you to Michael Salama, who created the following short film as a part of the Arabic Café event that was organized by the Arabic Language Program in Near Eastern Studies in Spring of 2022.