Soumia Boutkhil

Associate-Professor

Department of English, Mohamed I University

Oujda, Morocco

Email: s.boutkhil@ump.ma

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Fulbright Scholarship Rutgers University, New Jersey, (2008)

Postdoctoral Scholarship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999-2001

Ph.D. Paris X-Nanterre (2000)
M.A. Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle (1994)
 B.A from Mohammed I University, Oujda (1992)
Course-work for PhD in French studies at SUNY Buffalo (1999-2001)

Teaching Experience:

-2013- Teacher of English at the American Language Center

2001-Present Professor of English at UMP, Oujda.

1999-2001 Teaching-Assistant at the State University of New York at Buffalo

Areas of Specialization and Expertise

Women’s & Gender Studies, postcolonial literature and theory, feminist theory, North-African studies, Francophone Literatures, Arabic studies.

Other positions / responsibilities

- Founder and director of the Master Program Gender, Society and Human Development (The Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Mohamed I University)

- Coordinator of a Tempus project on Social Entrepreneurship at a consortium of Moroccan universities in collaboration with Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the University of Antwerp, Belgium. (2012)

- Coordinator of HED-BMENA- Ecole Supérieure de Technologie partnership Implementation of a Train the Trainer programme on Auto diagnosis 2010 (Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI, Francis Tuttle Technology Centre, Oklahoma, OK, Snap On Inc.) 2009-2011.

Leading a seminar on UN “Millenium Development Goals” at Mohammed I University (November, 2011)

Co-author of the script of a 30 minutes film (Moudaouana “Family law”) on Women’s rights in the new family law in Morocco.  The film was used in a campaign around the country and in European countries with large Moroccan community. (funded by UNWOMEN) 2010

-Elaboration of a Communication Strategy for a leading women shelter in Morocco Oujda Ain Ghazal 2000 in partnership with UNESCO 2009.

-Coordinator of a partnership between the school of applied psychology at the University of Amsterdam and Oujda Ain Ghazal 2000. 2009-2011

Assistant-Professor at Mohammed I University, Oujda Morocco (2001-2009)

Teaching-Assistant at the State University of New York at Bufflo, Department of Romance languages and Literatures (2000-2001)

Publications

Edited Books

1) The World as a Global agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (With Larbi Touaf) New Castle, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

2) Representing Minorities: Studies in Literature and Criticism (with Larbi Touaf ) New Castle, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.

3) Minority Matters: Society, Theory, Literature (with Larbi Touaf) Publications de La faculté des lettres, Oujda, 2005 .

4) La Violence à l'oeuvre (with Larbi Touaf & Julie Hyland) Cahiers du CELAT, UQAM Montréal, 2002.

Published Articles

-"Women in Limbo: On Liminal Citizenship and the Quest for Equality." in Women's Movement in Post-Arab Spring North Africa. Edited by Fatima Sadiqi. London: Palgrave McMillan, 2016.

-"In Their Front Yard: Deconstructing Masculinities in Baha Trabelsi's Novels." The Juornal of North African Studies. Vol 21January 2016 Special Issue on The Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Cultural Production in Morocco. edited by Karima Laachir. London: Routledge

-“Moroccan Public Space:  A Male Dominated Arena” in The World as a Global agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space. New Castle, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
- "The evil eye: Re-presenting Woman in Moroccan Literature in French” in Representing Minorities: Studies in Literature and Criticism Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.

- "The Other Text: Nation-building and the Absence of Feminine Agency in the Postcolonial Islamic Context " in Minority Matters: Society, Theory, Literature, Publications de la Faculté des Lettres, Oujda.
2005.

- "La féminité comme spéctacle Tahar Ben Jelloun & Abdelhak Serhane" in La Violence à L'Oeuvre, Cahiers du CELAT, UQAM Montréal, 2002.

- "Dwelling on the Edges, the Moroccan Female Narratives and the Canon " in Publication de la Faculté des Lettres Fes-Sais.

- Hypertext edition of "Egalité des Hommes et des Femmes" by Marie de Gournay in LiTgloss project (Romance Languages and Literatures, State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Annotations of Pascal's "The Wager" in the LiTgloss project

Conferences :

June 2013 The international conference on International Forum: Mediterranean Women's Rights in the Aftermath of the ‘Arab Uprisings’ read a paper titled “Liminal Citizenship and the Quest for Equality”


May 2013 International Conferenceon “The realities and Prospects of Gender Equality after the Arab Spring,” Oujda, Morocco read a paper titled “Women in Limbo: on liminal citizenship and the quest for equality”

 

March 2012. Speaker at the ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education) Webinar on “Building Global Partnerships”

 

April 2011 Invited to give a talk in a panel at the 91 Annual Convention of American Association of Community Colleges in New Orleans read a paper titled “GTC-Ecole Supérieure de Technologie a partnership for an emerging region”.

 

November 2010  Invited as a Keynote speaker at  Hogeschool van Amsterdam to give a talk on the dynamics of NGOs in the Eastern Region of Morocco read a paper titled “A shelter for the underprivileged: Ain Ghazal striving for existence”

 

May 2010 International conference on Gender and Interculturality in honor of Professors Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi at the University of Fes in partnership with the American Embassy in Rabat and the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange presented a paper titled ‘’Where are we heading from here? On Gender and Bastions of Traditionalism‘’ 

 

February 8-9 2008 Invited as a guest speaker for the 3rd Annual Conference organized by the Florida Consortium for Women’s and Gender Studies read a paper titled: “ Women NGOs in Morocco and the changes in the Moudawana

 

February 18, 2008 Invited as a Fulbright Specialist to give a talk at State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures read a paper titled: “Women and the Nation in the Postcolonial Islamic Context”

 

February 25, 2008, Invited as a Fulbright Scholar to give a talk at the Center for African Studies at Rutgers University New Brunswick NJ read a paper titled: " 'Never been to me': The in/visibility of Minorities in Morocco"

 

-Co-organized the International Conference on Public Space at Faculté des Lettres, Oujda, April 2007, and read a paper on: “Moroccan Public space, a male-dominated arena”

 

-Co-organized the 2nd Minority and Minor Literatures International Conference at Faculté des Lettres, Oujda, March 2006,  and Read a paper on “Representing Women in Moroccan Francophone Literature.”

 

16-17 December 2005  Participation in an International Conference held in Ibn Toufail University Kenitra on Stéréotypie: Images et Représentations des Femmes en Milieu Rural  et/ou Urbain, read a paper titled: “The Violence of the Word on Romantic Representation of Women in Moroccan Francophone Literature.

 

-Co-organized the first Minority and Minor Literatures International Conference at Faculté des Lettres, Oujda, January 2004, and read a paper titled "The Other Text: Nation-building and the Absence of Feminine Agency in the Postcolonial Islamic Context”

 

- Co-Organization of the Graduate Student Conference "Violence in French and Francophone Literatures" March 16-17, 2000 Buffalo, New York read a paper titled "Tahar ben Jelloun & Abdelhak Serhane: Le phalocentrisme d'une écriture "féministe""

 

May 29-31, 2001 Co participated with Giovanna Testa and Ellen Connell at the Geneseo Conference on Instructional Technologies in the presentation of the LiTgloss Project supervised by Mareen Jameson PhD

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

(Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Buffalo)

French 102 , French 104 , French 151 , French 152

 

(English Department courses)

·       “Extensive Reading in English Literature,” levels 1, 2 & 3 (introductory courses to literature)

·       “A Survey of English Poetry” (17th  to 20th century)

·        “History of Ideas”

·       “Culture and society in the USA”

·       “Literatures of the Western World”

·       “World religions in contact”

 

Media and interactive communication program

·       Gender in/and the media (in French)

Graduate: (Postcolonial Studies Program 2004-2010)

·       “ Postcolonial Film and documentaries”

·       “Postcolonial feminism”

 

Graduate: (master program on “Gender, Society and Human Development”) 2010 to Present

·       “Introduction to Gender studies ” (in French, Fall 2010, Fall 2011,)

·       “Gender and mental health (in French spring 2012)

·       “Gender and the media” (in French, spring 2011)

Honours and Awards

-Fulbright scholarship at Rutgers University New Jersey Spring-Summer 2008

- Post-doctoral research and teaching Assistantship State University of New York at Buffalo 1999-2001

-Scholarship from the Ministry of Higher education Morocco 1990-1998

Memberships