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Naima Hachad Associate Professor and Department Chair, World Languages & Cultures World Languages and Cultures

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

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

Favorite Spot on Campus
Davenport Coffee Lounge
Book Currently Reading
Politiques de l'inimitié by Achille Mbembe
Dr. Hachad’s research focuses on issues of gender and sexuality, autobiography and testimony, and the representation and memorialization of violence in cultural productions of the Maghreb and the Caribbean. Her work in French and English on these issues was featured in journals such as The Journal of North African Studies, Etudes Francophones, Small Axe, Revue des sciences humaines, and The Journal of Middle Eastern Women Studies. She is also the author of Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women’s Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts (Liverpool University Press, 2019) and the editor of a special issue of Expressions Maghrébines entitled Témoignage et résistance dans les productions culturelles maghrébines (2021). The Journal of Middle Eastern Women Studies, The Journal of North African Studies, Etudes Francophones, Small Axe, and Revue des sciences humaines.
See Also
World Languages & Cultures
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Fall 2024

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Imagining the Good Life

  • FREN-323 Advanced French II

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.