English Department at UNLV



Mustapha Marrouchi

Mustapha Marrouchi
Mustapha Marrouchi

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Dean’s Professor of Post-colonial Literature


  • PhD (Comparative Literature) - University of Toronto (1990)

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Mustapha Marrouchi is Dean’s Professor of Postcolonial Literature, Research Associate at ISS (Claremont, California), as well as the coordinator of The Graduate Circle at UNLV. He is the author most recently of The Fabric of Subcultures: Networks, Ethnic Force Fields, and Peoples without Power (New York: Lang, 2011) and editor of Embargoed Literature: Arabic (West Chester: WC Press, 2010), winner of the 2010- Horizon Award.

In addition, Professor Marrouchi is the author of several works of literary criticism, including Signifying with a Vengeance (New York: SUNY Press, 2002) and Edward Said at the Limits (New York: SUNY Press, 2003). In 2003, he edited Algeriad: Colonialism, Islamism, Terrorism (West Chester: WC Press, 2003), a collection of essays that trace the question of Algerian Islamism to French colonialism. He is the author of “Of Childhood and Fear” and “On Couscous,” which trace his childhood experiences in a small town in the High Atlas in the 1960s; and “Cry No More for Me Palestine,” a remembrance of the late Palestinian Poet, Mahmoud Darwish.

An influential cultural critic, Professor Marrouchi has written widely on Islam(ism), terrorism, African-American literature, the Arab revolution, Arabic literature, theory, colonial discourse, couscous, war, and soccer. His essays have been translated into Catalan, Urdu, and Arabic and his writing has appeared in a variety of journals including Boundary 2, Texte, College Literature, Journal of African Philosophy, JAC, The Dalhousie Review, Akhbar al-Adab, Ariel, The Southern Review, Poetics Today, Le Monde Diplomatique, Mosaic, Callalou, Countercurrents, and Globalcomment. A frequent public speaker, he has voiced his opinion on many issues, including the invasion of Iraq, terrorism, fundamentalism, torture, injustice, the Arab Spring.