Majid Hannoum

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Anthropology
Associate Professor
PhD, Sorbonne, 1991; PhD, Princeton, 1996
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 636
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590

Research Areas: Anthropology and history, social theory, cultural identity, political modernity, historiography and memory, religion and politics, violence and the state, immigration and globalization. Middle East, North Africa, France


Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies/Anthropology, Princeton University

M.A., Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Ph.D., Arabic and Comparative Literature, University of Sorbonne

Advanced Graduate Degree (Diplôme d’études approfondies), Histoire et Civilisations, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Advanced Graduate Degree (Diplôme d’études approfondies), Arabic Literature, University of Sorbonne (distinction)

Maîtrise, Arabic Literature, University of Fez

B.A., Arabic Language and Literature, University of Fez

Research Interests

  • Anthropology and history
  • Cultural identity
  • Political modernity
  • Nationalism
  • Narrative and memory
  • Comparative historiography
  • Violence and the state
  • Islam and politics
  • Cities and citizenship
  • Colonialism and postcoloniality
  • Semiotics and discourse analysis
  • Social theory
  • Theories of translation
  • Globalization
  • African migration to Europe
  • North Africa
  • Middle East
  • France

Courses Recently Taught

  • Religion,Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies
  • Current Cultural Anthropology
  • Magic, Science, and Religion

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