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Naima Hachad Assoc Professor World Languages and Cultures

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Director, French Program
PhD, French (with a certificate in Comparative Literature), Emory University.

MA; BA, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Dr. Hachad’s research focuses on issues of language, gender and sexuality, autobiography and testimony, and the representation and memorialization of violence in cultural productions of the Maghreb and the Caribbean. She is the author of Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women’s Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts (Liverpool University Press, 2019), a book on the intersection of auto/biography, testimony, and resistance in life narratives by Moroccan and Moroccan-born women : She has also authored articles in French and English on the works of postcolonial novelists, poets, and essayists Abdelkebir Khatibi and Edouard Glissant, visual artists Victor Anicet, Lalla Essaydi, and Carolle Bénitah, and Moroccan prison narratives featured in journals such as Expressions Maghrébines, The Journal of North African Studies, Etudes Francophones, Small Axe, and Revue des sciences humaines. She is currently completing her second book, Migrations linguistiques et culturelles dans les écrits d’Abdelkébir Khatibi et Abdelfattah Kilito. She is also the editor of a special issue on testimony and resistance in Maghrebi cultural productions for the journal Expression Maghrébines, which will appear in summer 2021.
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World Languages & Cultures
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications


Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women’s Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts. Liverpool University Press (September 2019).  258 pages.


  • “La photo-broderie de Carolle Bénitah : commémoration, transgression et réinvention de soi.” Expressions Maghrébines. 19/1 (été 2020): 49-69.
  • Narrating Tazmamart: Visceral Contestations of Morocco’s Transitional Justice and Democracy.” The Journal of North African Studies. 23/1-2 (Online publication: November 2017/ Print: Spring 2018): 208-224.
  • “Monstrous Offspring: Disturbing Bodies in Feminine Moroccan Literature Written in French” in Vitality and dynamism: Interstitial Dialogues of Language, Politics, and Religion in Morocco’s Literary Tradition, Bratt, Kirtsin Ruth; Elbousty, Youness; Stewart, Devin ed. Leiden University Press, September 2014, 105-135.
  • “Borders and bridges: configuring the feminine in Lalla Essaydi’s photography.” Francosphères. 2/1 (June 2013): 87-103.
  • “Paroles de l’abîme d’Edouard Glissant et d’Abdelkébir Khatibi.” Revue des sciences humaines. 309 (January-March, 2013) : 125-140.
  • “‘Dégage !’ C’est la révolution. En guise de manifeste pour les révoltes arabes de 2010-2012.” Revue Lignes. 40 (February, 2013) :131-150.
  • “Victor Anicet: Le pays-Martinique; ou, Le bleu de la Restitution.” Co-authored with Valérie Loichot. Small Axe : A Caribbean Journal of Criticism. 16 : 3/39 (November, 2012) : 39-57.
  • “Mère, mémoire, mort : célébration et sacrifice du corps maternel dans La Mémoire tatouée, Le Livre du sang et Amour bilingue d’Abdelkebir Khatibi.” Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord Review. 9 : 2/3 (Fall 2011) :103-119.
  • “Abdelkebir Khatibi : la mise à l’épreuve du corps au service d’une ‘pensée-autre’.” Etudes Francophones. 24 : 1/2 (Automne 2009) : 127-140.