Mounir Khélifa, PhD

Mounir, a native of Tunisia, studied English at Tunis University and the Sorbonne and received his MA and PhD from Yale. A professor of English language and literature for more than two decades, he teaches poetry, poetics, and comparative literature at Tunis University. He has been director of English graduate studies at the University of Manouba and senior advisor in the cabinet of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, where he was responsible for cooperation with foreign institutions and curricular reform. He is a lifetime member of the Tunisian Academy for the Arts, Letters, and Sciences.

In addition to designing the program’s academic and field components, Mounir advises students, drawing on his understanding of American and Tunisian higher education systems, his knowledge of Tunisian culture, and his wide range of contacts.


  • PhD, Yale University
  • MA, Yale University
Mounir Khélifa, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

TUNISIA and ITALY: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean

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