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Dr. Moulay Driss El Maarouf

Visited the IAS from August to September 2023

Prof. Moulay Driss El Maarouf

Dr. Moulay Driss El Maarouf is an Associate Professor at the Department of English at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Sais), Fez in Morocco. His research focus is on Cultural Studies, including cultural theory, music festivals, and sub-culture, childhood lives, social movements, precarious communities, digital ecologies, scatology, and popular culture. After completing his Ph.D. on ‘The Local and Global Dynamics of Moroccan Music Festivals’ in 2013 as a BIGSAS fellow, he was awarded a three-year postdoctoral grant by the Volkswagen Foundation to complete his research project: ‘Remembering Childhood: Identity, Space, and Circulation in Childhood Playing Narratives’. He later joined the DAAD research program ‘The Maghreb in Transition: Media, Knowledge and Power’ as coordinator and academic advisor from 2016 to 2019. In 2020, he co-founded a DAAD-funded AfriBIAN (Africa Bayreuth International Alumni Network), on a project, entitled: Rolling Religion on the African Map: Religion in Times of Transition. During his stay in Bayreuth, he will work on his research project about social media in Morocco and discuss models of cooperation between his university and the University of Bayreuth as well as possible contributions to the master’s program "Études
​Francophones: Afriques Multiples”.


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