Pre-Institute Readings for Participants:

The participants will receive the following readings well in advance to better prepare for the Institute. Other readings and materials will also be available to the participants via the Institute’s website.


Mounira Charrad, States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. University of California Press, 2001

Julia Clancy-Smith, A History of North Africa in the Modern Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Ennaji, Moha and Sadiqi, Fatima. Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Agents of Change, Routledge, 2010.

Fatima Sadiqi, Gender and Violence in the Middle East. Routledge, 2011.

Réda Bensmaia. Experimental Nations, or The invention of the Maghreb, Princeton University Press, 2003.


Priscilla Ringrose, Assia Djebar: In Dialogue with Feminisms. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006. 


Pacifica: Poetry International, “Revolutions in Tunisian Poetry.” Edited by Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy.  Corvallis: OSU Printing, 2015.

Hejaiej, Monia. Behind Closed Doors: Women’s Oral Narratives in Tunis. Rutgers UP, 1996.


Fatima Sadiqi, Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco. Leiden: Brill, 2003.