Near Eastern Program Special Event Videos
Alaa Al Aswany Videos
The Dictatorship Syndrome
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
Arabic Prison Literature Class
English Creative Writing Workshop
Arabic Creative Writing Workshop
NESP Faculty Event Videos
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.
Nov 10, 2022
Moderated by Amazigh scholar, Dr. Mounia Mnouer
A conversation with Dr. Fatima Sadiqi
Fatima Sadiqi is a Senior Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies affiliated to the University of Fez. In 1998, she founded the first Moroccan Centre for Studies and Research on Women, and in 2000, she founded the first Graduate Program on Women and Development. In 2018 she was elected President of the Association of Middle Eastern Studies, the first woman to be elected to this post from North Africa. Her main academic interests reside in the intersection between language and gender. Her books include Grammaire du berbère (L’Harmattan, 1997), Women, Gender and Language in Morocco (Brill, 2003), Women’s Activism and the Public Sphere: Local/Global Linkages (Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 2006), Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean (Routledge, 2013), Moroccan Feminist Discourses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Women’s Movements in the Post - “Arab Spring” North Africa (2016). Sadiqi’s work has been supported by numerous prestigious awards and fellowships from Harvard University, The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and Fulbright. She is currently working on Amazigh women’s art.
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.