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Hakim Abderrezak

Ph.D. 2006

Hakim Abderrezak, Ph.D. 2006, is an Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota. His fields of interest include Postcolonial, Cultural and Gender Studies, and Beur and Francophone Literature & Cinema, especially from North Africa. Main research areas center on migration, emigration and immigration, and Arabic linguistic and cultural contexts and subtexts in Beur and Maghrebi literary and cinematographic productions. Recent publications include the forthcoming “Turning Integration Upside Down: How Johnny the Frenchman Became Abdel Bachir the Arab Grocer in Il était une fois dans l’oued (2005),” in Screening Immigration and Integration in Contemporary France, from the University of Nebraska Press; “‘Burning the Sea’: New Waves of Migration across the Western Mediterranean in Moroccan Francophone Literature,” in Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites (13:4, September 2009); and “Speaking of Modernity: A Study of Moroccan and Algerian Literary and Cinematic Texts,” in Critical Interventions (3:4, Spring 2009).

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