Dr. KahnnousTouria Khannous


PhD: Brown University, 2003
Phone: 225-578-0427
Office: 301A Hodges Hall


Area of Interest

Women's literature and film from Africa and the African diaspora, Postcolonial literature, African cinema, Black diaspora studies

Recent Teaching

INT 2000: A Survey of current Global Issues

ARAB 2101: Internediate Arabic

Awards & Honors

Fullbright scholar

Tiger Athletic Foundation award in excellence in teaching, 2013

Selected Publications

"Virtual Gender: Moroccan and Saudi Women's Cyberspace." Hawwa, Oct 2011, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p358-387, 30p. Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers.

"Islam, gender and identity in Leila Abouzeid's the last chapter: a post colonial critique." College Literature. Wntr, 2010, Vol. 37 Issue 1. 

"Female sexuality, Islam and the global: Leila Merrakshi's controversial film Marock." CineAction. Summer, 2010 Issue 81, p50, 6 p. CineAction Language.

"Moroccan Women in the Glocal Village: Reflections on Islam, Identity, and Cultural Legacies."  Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez. African Women Writing Resistance: an Anthology of Contemporary voices. 2010, p273-280. 8p. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press. 

"Themes of Female imprisonment and rebellion: M.A. Tazi's film Badis." The journal of North African Studies, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2010, pages 451-463. 

“Moroccan Women Contrabandists: Interferences in Public Space.” Women as Agents of Change in the Middle East and North Africa. UK: Routledge, 2011.

“The Subaltern Speaks: Assia Djebar’s Film La Nouba.” Film Criticism. 26(2). Winter 2001-02, 41-61.

“Realms of Memory: Strategies of Representation and Postcolonial Identity in North African Women’s Cinema.” Journal X: Studies in Criticism and Culture, Fall 2001.