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Department: Modern Foreign Languages

Lamia BenyoussefLamia Benyoussef

Assistant Professor of Arabic


Berte Humanities Building 211

Contact Information:

Box 549029
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-7830
Office Fax: n(205) 226-3089
E-mail: lbenyous@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

Birmingham Southern College Assistant Professor, fall 2015
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Assistant Professor 2005-2015
University of Arts and Letters of Sousse, Tunisia, 2003-2004
University of Carthage, Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis, Tunisia 2002-2004

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in English, Michigan State University (2002)
M.A. in English, Michigan State University (1992)
B.A. in English, École Normale Supérieure de Sousse, Tunisia (1989)

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Postcoloniality
  • feminist theory
  • African literature with a particular emphasis on Islamic studies and the Arabic and French literature of the Maghreb

Research Interests:

  • The Holocaust in North Africa
  • Foreign language pedagogy
  • Citizenship, gender and immigration in the Middle East and beyond.

Courses Taught:

ARA 101: Introductory Arabic I

ARA 102: Introductory Arabic II

ARA 201: Intermediate Arabic I

HM 170: Cultures of the Arabic Speaking World (in English)

ARB E299-73: "Dangerous Liaisons: The US. and the Muslim Brotherhood, From the Suez Canal Crisis to ISIS" (in English)