School of International Service
Dr. Loubna Skalli-Hanna is Assistant Professor in the International Development Program. She joined the American University in 2004 after teaching for 15 years at Moroccan Universities and Higher Institutes of Leaning (1987-2003). Dr. Skalli-Hanna’s research and teaching interests are grounded in the interdisciplinary tradition, and examine issues at the intersections of development, politics, gender, youth, culture and communication. Her regional expertise is in the Middle East and North Africa.
Skalli-Hanna was a Fulbright Scholar (1996-2000) and a member of the UNESCO Chair on “Women and their Rights.” She is on the board of Directors of the Washington-based Maghreb Center for policy and research or North Africa, and is co-founder of INJAZ, the first Moroccan-American Woman’s Organization in the greater DC area.
DegreesPhD, mass communications, The Pennsylvania State University, MA, cross-cultural studies, Essex University (England)
Book Currently Reading:The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
Languages Spoken:Arabic, French, English and Spanish
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Professor Loubna Skalli Hanna's research and teaching are in the areas of development, communications and culture, with a particular focus on gender in the Middle East and North Africa.
- "New Modes of Communication: Web Representations and Blogs, North Africa," Ed. J. Suad. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. (Forthcoming).
- "The Spectacle of Reform: Vulture Culture, Youth, and Television," in Teaching Media Culture. (co-authored). Ed. by Douglas Kellner and R. Hammer. Peter Lang: 2009.
- "Women, Communication and Democratization in Morocco," in From Patriarchy to Empowerment. ed. V. M. Moghadam. Syracuse University Press, 2007, pp. 120-138.
- Through a Local Prism: Gender, Globalization and Identity in Moroccan Women’s Magazines. Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
- "Communicating Gender in the Public Sphere: Women and Information Technologies in MENA,"in Journal of Middle Eastern Women, Vol. 2, no. 2 (2006).
- Vulture Culture: the Politics and Pedagogy of Talk Shows. Peter Lang, 2005.
- "Loving Muslim Women with a Vengeance: The West Women and Fundamentalism," in The Miseducation of the West. Ed. J. Kincheloe, S. Steinberg. Westport, 2004.
- "Women and Poverty in Morocco: The Many Faces of Social Exclusion," Feminist Review, no. 69 (2001).
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Fulbright Scholar, 1996-2000
Work In Progress
The Articulation of the Local and the Global: Women's Press in Morocco, Rowman and Littlefield