Selected Presentations

“The Act of Writing & the Arab Spring: Rupture, Resonance, Rebirth.” Keynote Lecture for the Conference “Transition, Transformation, and Transgression: Framing the Arab Spring,” Institut Supérieur des Etudes Appliquées en Humanités au Kef, March 6-7, 2014.

“Haddad’s Tunisian Women in Shari’a and Society: Women’s Rights, Progressive Islam, Ijtihad- cultural translation / political transition,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, CA (April 24-27, 2008). Co-author Karim Hamdy.

“Crimes of Dispassion: the Middle Class Audience and the Marginal Site,” in the seminar series “This Is Not Your Home” at the American Comparative Literature Conference in Puebla, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007. Co-author Karim Hamdy.

“Situating Senior Women in the Literacy Landscape of North Africa.” Co-authored with Karim Hamdy. Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies. Amman, Jordan, June 11-16, 2006.

Imagined Lives,” Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, Spring 2005.

“We Algerians”: Frantz Fanon and the Construction of Minority status.” Conference “The Berbers and Other Cultural Minorities in North Africa: A Cultural Reappraisal.” Portland State University, May 13-14, 2004.

“Edward Said and the Arab Development Report.” Conference “In Memory of Edward Said: ‘Out of Place’: Text, Memory and Exile.” Co-authored with Karim Hamdy. Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis, December 1-3, 2004.

The Bedouin-Beldi Debate: Imperialism, Globalism, and Gender in Folk Poetry.” Co-authored with Karim Hamdy. American Comparative Literature Association. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2004.

“Gendered Literacies / Life Stories,” First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies. Mainz, Germany, September 8-12, 2002.

“Shared Spaces/Separate Lives: General Daumas and Emir Abd al-Qadir.” Arab World Geographers’ Conference on Euro-Arab Dialogue. Malta, October 4-7, 2001.

“The Tunisia-Oregon Project: A Case-Study in Information and Communication Technology, Higher Education and Cross-Cultural Issues.” Conference Les Technologies de l’Information et de la communication au service des Relations Internationales des Etablissements d’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche. Co-Authored with Karim Hamdy and Malek Zammouri. Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 17-19 November 1999.