Hicham Mazouz
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  • Ph.D. in Romance Studies, French  


  • M.A., Comparative Literature/ Francophone and African-American Literatures, Florida Atlantic University.

    B.A., French Literature, Florida Atlantic University,

Research Interests

  • 19th century French literature, colonial encounters, Orientalism, Colonial Gaze.

    20th 21st century French/Francophone Literatures: African Diaspora, colonial/ post-colonial Literature. Post-colonialism and Queer theories.

    19th, 20th century American, and African American literature, mixed race identity, African Americans in Paris. Black Atlantic 


  • “Re-mapping the Black Atlantic: Racial Formation in North Africa and African Americans' Homogeneity."

 Selected Publications

  • “Albert Camus’ Reproduction of Faulkner’s Requiem pour une none and the Racial Distinction between the Discrimination in French-Algeria and the US in the 1950’s”

    “A Black Man Slave in America, A white Man Slave in Algeria’ Psychology of Slavery in the White Man’s World” [Comparative study of Frederick Douglass’ Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881) and Royal Tyler The Algerine Captive: or the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill: Six Years a Prisoner among the Algerines (1797)]

Conference Presentations

  • "Hadda: La mère noire du Maroc";  International Conference: Modalities of Engagement and Desire, Around Abdellah Taia; University of Miami April 3-4, 2014

    "Algerians are the Niggers of France   Mapping Whitness, Mapping the N Word in William Gardner Smith’s The Stone Face";  National Association of Black Studies Conference, March 5-8, 2014 


Academic Experience at UM

  • I can summarize my academic experience at UM as enriching and very interesting. The department of Modern Languages provides a range of areas of studies in the humanities. It is a culturally diverse school. We definitely have one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, which also offers many extracurricular activities.