Name : Najib MOKHTARI
Function : Comparative Literature
Descriptif : Dr. Najib Mokhtari earned his PhD in Comparative Literature in 1994 from the University of Texas, Austin, as a Fulbright scholar. He later earned a Fulbright postdoctoral scholarship to conduct research on vocational learning and syllabus design at the International Studies program at Ohio State University, in Athens. Dr. Mokhtari has extensive experience in the Moroccan systems of education and research at both public and private levels. He 30 years of teaching experience was gained at Moulay Ismail University, in Meknes, Mundiapolis University, in Casablanca, al-Akhawayn University, in Ifrane, and Ibn Tofail University, in Kénitra. Dr. Mokhtari has also been a visiting lecturer at a number of universities, including al Akhawayn University, Mohamed V University in Rabat, the University of Texas in Austin, Ohio State University, and London University.
He has published a number of writings on cultural narratives, postcolonial arts & literatures, global/local dynamics, and language & identity politics. His current research interests center on the “Cultural Unconscious” of the recent uprisings in the MENA region, as well as “glocal learning strategies.”
Since 2011, he has served as an appointed associate professor, a director of studies, and an academic dean at UIR. Dr. Mokhtari founded and now directs the ‘MEdiNA’ studies area program: an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the culture, language, and politics of the Mediterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern regions. He has been instrumental in securing a high standard of teaching, professional training, and research in English at UIR.