Morocco: Pre-Travel Seminar

Morocco:Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad

Morocco: Building Cultures and Continent Pre-Travel Lectures and Readings

Pre-Travel Lectures:

- “What to Expect and What is Expected: Visiting Morocco” by Said Hannouchi, Harvard.

"Overview of Moroccan History/Geography," by  Aaron James Graybill,  University of Arizona.

- “Medieval Sepharad in Memory and History: The Jews of Al-Andalus” by Dr. David Graizbord, University of Arizona.

- “Cemeteries, Shrines, and Synagogues: Jewish-Muslim Encounters in Present Day Morocco” by Dr. Aomar Boum, UCLA.

- “The Islamic Legacy in the Built Environment of Hispano-America” – R. Brooks Jeffery

Pre-Travel Readings:

Required Readings:

A. Read the following 

- Miller, Susan Gilson. A History of Modern Morocco. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. (It’s a rather short book. You can get it on Kindle for $15, OR you can have your local library or university library get it for you to borrow – or access it online if your library has the proper subscription.)

-  Sadiqi, Fatima. “The Status of the Main Languages in Morocco” in Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco. Leiden: Brill, 2003. Pages 45-53.

- Stenner, David. “Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Moroccan Relations in Past and Present,” Journal of North African Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, 2019, pp. 7-16.  

B. Read at least ONE of the following according to your interests and the value to your project.

- Baida, Jamaa. “The American Landing in November 1942: A Turning Point in Morocco’s Contemporary History,” Journal of North African Studies, vol. 19, no. 4, 2014, pp. 518-523.

- Becker, Cynthia. Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.

- Ennaji, Moha. “Language Policy, Literacy, and Education” in Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Morocco. New York: Springer, 2005. Pages 199-231.

- Errihani, Mohammed. “Managing Religious Discourse in the Mosque: The End of Extremist Rhetoric during the Friday Serman,” Journal of North African Studies, vol. 16, no. 3, 2011, pp. 381-394.

- González, Irene. Spanish Education in Morocco, 1912-1956: Cultural Interactions in a Colonial Context. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2015. OR just read Chap. 3.

- Levy, André. Return to Casablanca: Jews, Muslims, and an Israeli Anthropologist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. OR just read Chap. 3.

- Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce. “The Moroccan Difference.” The American Interest, vol. 11, no. 6, 2016. Online.

- Rosen, Lawrence. Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.