Taieb Belghazi, PhD

Taieb earned his PhD in 1993 from the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University, where he was a Chevening scholar. He held a Fulbright postdoctoral scholarship at Duke University and was a member of the UNESCO-sponsored International Panel on Reading for All. He was director of the Centre for Doctoral Studies: The Human and Space in the Mediterranean, and professor of cultural studies and history of the present at the Faculty of Letters in Rabat. He has been visiting professor at universities including Duke; the University of California, Irvine; and the Ferguson Centre for African Studies and Asian Studies at the Open University, England.

Taieb has consulted for projects including the Diaspora as a Social and Cultural Practice and the UNESCO project on reconceptualizing Mediterranean dialogues. He is a member of the editorial boards of Time and Society (England), Current Writing (South Africa), and Al Azmina Al Haditha (Morocco). He has published a number of writings on social movements, the politics of identity, and global/local dynamics. His current research centers on the politics of the recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East as well as on experiential learning.

Taieb’s most recent publications include:

“Go you are free: The gift logic of the royal pardon in Morocco,” Journal of Cultural Studies, Routledge, 2021; “Active Thumbs, Confined Bodies: Eluding the ‘insect’ in times of the plague,” English Studies in Africa, 2021; “COVID-19: A Critical Ontology of the Present,” Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020; “Visualizing the Painful Past: Reel Reconciliation Institutions,” Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 2018; “The Urban and Virtual Rhetoric of Tcharmil: Display, violence, and rhetoric,” The Journal of North African Studies, 2018; “The Event of Death: Reflections on the dynamics of emotions and embodied resistance in the Moroccan contexts of hirak (movement) and la hirak (non)movement),” Cultural Studies, November 2018, El Maarouf Moulay Driss and Taieb Belghazi; co-authored with Dr. Said Graiouid, “Political Violence, Narratives of the Nation, and the New Global Arrangements, Radical Conflict: Essays on Violence, Intractability and Communication, editor Andrew Smith, Lexington, London, 2016; co-authored with Abdelhay Moudden, “Ihbat: Disillusionment and the Arab Spring in Morocco,” Journal of North African Studies, 2015; co-edited with Dr. Said Graiouid, Migration, Human Rights, and the Politics of Identity, Faculty of Letters, Rabat, 2014; co-authored with Dr. Said Graiouid, “Cultural Production and Cultural Patronage in Morocco: The state, the Islamists, and the field of culture,” Journal of African Cultural Studies, 2013.


  • PhD, Cardiff University, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory
Taieb Belghazi, PhD

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