The Berber (Amazigh) Movement in the Maghreb: Evolution and Challenges

The Berber (Amazigh) Movement in the Maghreb: Evolution and Challenges

Friday, 1 November 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Professor Moha Ennaji (President and Co-founder of International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC), Fès, Morocco)
Dr Michael Willis (St. Antony's College, Oxford)
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series

Born in the Berber town of Azilal, Morocco, Dr. Moha Ennaji received his higher education in Morocco and the United Kingdom. He holds an MA and a Ph.D in linguistics from the University of Essex. He is currently affiliated to the University of Fes in Morocco. He has been a visiting professor at Rutgers University (2006-2009), a Fulbright scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and at the University of Arizona (1990). Dr. Ennaji’s areas of research cover, language, gender, migration, and ethnicity in North Africa.  He is currently writing a book on Social Movements in the Maghreb.

He is the founding president of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures, and a founding member of the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies.

His most recent publications are: L’Olivier de la Sagesse (Karthala, 2017), The Maghreb-Europe Paradigm (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019 Editor) New Horizons of Muslim Diaspora in North America and Europe (Palgrave, 2016, Editor); Minorities, Women, and the State in North Africa (Red Sea Press, 2015, Editor); Moroccan Feminisms: New Perspectives (co-editor, Africa World Press, 2016);  Muslim Moroccan Migrants in Europe (Palgrave, 2014); Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa (Routledge, 2014, Editor).

Dr.Ennaji has been the director of the Amazigh Culture Festival in Fès since 2005.