Ferial Maya Boutaghou
Dr. Maya Boutaghou is Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Women Studies. From 2008 to 2010, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California Los Angeles (in the Center for ‘Cultures in Transnational Perspective’), teaching in the Departments of Women's Studies and Comparative Literature. She completed her dissertation in Comparative Literature at the University of Limoges (France, 2006) exploring the link between the emergence of the historical novel and the construction of national and cultural identity in four major colonized areas (Australia, Bengal, Egypt, Mexico) at the end of 19th century. She is now working on a book focused on first women writers in plurilingual contexts (Egypt, Bengal, Mauritius, and Algeria).
Main research and teaching areas and topics:
- Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures (French-English-Arabic-Indian)
- Cultural and transcultural Theory
- Literary Theory
- Literature and History
- Post colonial Subject
- Gender and Sexuality Studies.