Abdelhay Moudden, PhD
Abdelhay Moudden received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and has served on the faculty of Mohamed V University in Rabat since 1978, teaching political science and international relations. Dr. Moudden was the academic director of SIT’s first study abroad program in Morocco from 1992 to 2011. He founded the Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL) in Rabat in 1995 and serves as its academic director. His appointments to official Moroccan bodies include the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER) from 2004 to 2007 and the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH) from 2007 to 2011. He is the author of two novels including “The Farewell Sermon,” winner of the 2004 Moroccan Book Award, and is the founder of Ribat al Koutoub, an electronic literary journal in Arabic. His publications in scholarly journals include “Ihbat: Disillusionment and the Arab Spring in Morocco,” featured in The Journal of North African Studies, 2015, and “Visualizing the Painful Past, Reel Reconciliation Institutions,” in the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 2018, with Taeib Belghazi. He also published “Enzo Travesto’s Left-Wing Melancholia: Entry to the Memoirs of the Moroccan Leftists” in Ribat al Koutoub in 2019.
- PhD, University of Michigan