Idriss Jebari, Al Maktoum Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies
Position: Al Maktoum Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies
Idriss Jebari is Al Maktoum Assistant Professor in Middle East Studies. His research focuses on North African cultural history and Arab thought. After completing his doctorate on the history of the production of critical thought in Morocco and Tunisia at the University of Oxford, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the American University of Beirut to study the dynamics of intellectual and cultural exchanges between the Maghrib and the Mashriq. He held an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Bowdoin College (Maine, USA) where he taught Middle East History.
He has published on the intellectual projects of several North African intellectual figures such as Abdelkebir Khatibi, Mohamed Abed al-Jabri and Malek Bennabi, and on the theory and practice of Arab intellectual engagements in public affairs. He also works on collective memory in the Arab world especially its role for reconciliation processes and transitional justice. He is currently preparing his first monograph on the Maghrib, Arab Thought and Cultural Modernity.
He is involved in a number of initiatives to promote humanities and social sciences in the Arab region, and provides analysis and comments on current issues relating to social and political change in North Africa.