Ahmed Idrissi Alami
Promoted to Associate Professor
Languages and Cultures, SC
Ahmed Idrissi Alami received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the director of the Arabic Program in the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue, where he teaches Arabic studies and comparative literature. In his research, he explores questions of cultural identity, migrancy and constructions of Arab/Muslim subjectivities through North African, Middle Eastern and Arab diasporic cultural expressions and travel narratives. He also examines issues of Islam, modernity and reform within a global cultural context.
In addition to his forthcoming book Mutual Othering: Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing (Albany: SUNY Press, 2013), his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Journal of North African Studies, Journal of Contemporary Thought, Middle Eastern Literatures and South Central Review (forthcoming).
Professor Idrissi Alami is currently working on research projects that explore the Maghreb through transatlantic discourse and culture, Arab and Muslim diasporic narratives, and nation and nationalism in Arabic literature and culture.