Year of Morocco Conference

Youth in Morocco

Gender, Identity and Youth Empowerment in Morocco

Dates: March 15 - 16, 2019 
Location: Kennesaw State University

As part of KSU’s award-winning Annual Country Study Program, the goal of this conference is to examine ever-changing Moroccan

identities with a special focus on the cultural, economic, political and social agency of young women and men.

Registration

Registration costs $150 and will include:

• All plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and presentations
• All refreshment breaks and meals throughout the conference. These include:
• Lunch (Friday March 15, Saturday March 16)
• Dinner (Saturday March 16)
• Concert by Innov Gnawa: Saturday, March 16, 8:00 PM, Bailey Performance Hall

Early registration is due by March 8, 2019. After March 8, 2019, the registration fee will increase to $200.

*Students are welcome to attend individual sessions for free. However, students wishing to attend the entire conference (w/meals and concert) must pay the registration fee.

Register Here

Conference Overview

Keynote:

Gender, Youth, Media, Globalization and Identity in Morocco
Dr. Loubna Skalli Hanna, University of California, Washington Center


 

Accepted Papers Listed by Themes:

ARTS
  • Moroccan Artistic Presence at the Centre Pompidou Collections, Sirine Abdelhedi, Paris 8 University
  • Moroccan Female Artists: One thousand and One Paintings, Samir El Azhar, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
  • Colonialism, Immigration, Moroccan Art-Culture-Identity Samia Touati, Dir. Arab Heritage Learning, Raleigh, NC
EDUCATION
  • The Challenge of Urban-Rural Accessibility to Education Across Morocco, Asmaa Benbaba, Auburn University
  • The Civic Agency of Moroccan Educators: Teaching for Critically Engaged Denizenship Through Public Speaking Competitions, Jennice McCafferty-Wright, Missouri State University
LANGUAGE EDUCATION
  • The Linguistic Evolution in Morocco After February 20th Movement, Mariya Chakir, Valdosta State University
  • The Language Debate and the Future of Education in Morocco, Taoufik Jaafari, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
  • Toward Prestige Planning for Mother Tongue Languages in Morocco, Ayoub Loutfi, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
  • Consequences of Language Contact: The Case of Moroccan Arabic and Moroccan Amazigh, Abdelaziz Boudlal, Chouaib Doukkali University
LANGUAGE STUDIES
  • Moroccan Arabic Segmental Variation, Samira Rguibi, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
  • Intricate Amazigh Phonological and Morphological Substratal Phenomena in Moroccan Arabic, Karim Bensoukas, Mohammed V University Rabat
  • Compiling of a Berber-French Dictionary, Mohamed Yaou, Chouaib Doukkali University
DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVISM
  • A Model to Implement Moroccan Development, Yossef Ben-Meir, President, High Atlas Foundation
  • Gender and Female Land Rights Activism in Morocco, Souad Eddouada, Iben Tofail Univ., Kenitra-Morocco
  • The Future of Global Citizenship in Morocco: Incorporating Comics into the Classroom, Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University
ACTIVISM AND THE MEDIA
  • Hip-Hop Music as form of Activism in the ‘Moroccan Spring’, Youssef Igrouane, College of Europe, Warsaw, Poland
  • The Role of the Media and Youth in the Moroccan Arab Spring Khalid Lahlou, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
  • Storytellers in the “Youth Bulge”: Economic Precarity of Youth Performers in Marrakech, Erin Gould, University of California, Riverside
NAVIGATING NEW IDENTITIES
  • Women and Tbourida in Sporting Morocco, Gwyneth Talley, UCLA
  • A Study of the Vernacular Literacy Practices of a Newly Literate Moroccan Woman: An Ethnographic Perspective, Reddad Erguig, Chouaib Doukkali University
  • You are just Saharawi: Negotiating and Constructing New Racial Subjectivities in Meknes, Morocco, Lewis Bradford, Indiana University
GENDER AND IDENTITY
  • Gendered Labor In- and Outside the Household for Middle-Class Moroccan Couples, M. Ruth Dike, Univ. of Kentucky
  • A Space to Express Yourself: Akaliyat Magazine and the Creation of Queer Community in Morocco, Benjamin Ale-Ebrahim, Indiana University
  • Mobility and the Aesthetics of Violence in Leila Marrakshi’s Film Rock the Casbah, Touria Khannous, Louisiana State University
POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
  • The Evolving Political Behavior of Moroccan Youth, Kirstie Lynn Dobbs, Loyola University Chicago
  • Historicizing Heterogeneity in Political Protest across North Africa: A Comparative Case Study of the Post-Colonial Experience in Morocco and Tunisia, Jonathan Walsh, Leiden Univ.
  • What is the state in Morocco doing for the youth?Unpacking neoliberal discourse on education, employment, and political participation, Nada Berrada, Virginia Tech
MOROCCO ON THE MOVE
  • Morocco on the Move: Myth or Reality, Zakaria Fatih, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • The Politics of Extraction in Moroccan Heritage Pop Kendra Salois, American University
  • Modes of Feminine Resistance and Testimony in the Wake of the Mudawana reform and the Arab Uprisings, Naima Hachad, American University
WOMEN AGAINST SUBORDINATION
  • Moroccan Women from Tradition to Modernity in Fictional Accounts, Mohamed Benzidan, H2UC
  • Comparing Feminist Views from the Global North and South: The Gap between Discourse and Political Practice, Abdelkader Sabil, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
  • Two Moroccan Women Leaders, Said Zaidoune, Hassan II Univ. Casablanca
TRANSCULTURAL IDENTITIES
  • What (is) Moroccan Identity? A Cultural Analysis, Yahya Laayouni, Bloomsburg University
  • Colonialism’s Impact on Identities, KSU Model African Union Team
  • Gender Politics and Carnivalesque Inversions within Moroccan Youth Subcultures, Badr Guennoun, The International University of Rabat

 

Exhibit:

Hicham Berrada Exhibit and Gallery Talk Joe Thomas, Zuckerman Museum


 

Performances:

Innov Gnawa Concert

“Almost Black” (musician) Mr. Marouane Sibari

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