Said Graiouid is the SIT Study Abroad Academic Dean for Africa and the Middle East and Head of the Research Group of Migration and Culture at University Mohammed V – Agdal, Rabat. He has an M.A. (1989) in comparative literature and critical theory from the University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, Morocco, and a Ph.D. (2000) in communication and cultural studies from the School of Performing Arts, University of Surrey, UK. From 1992 to 1996, he had a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Since 1986, Dr. Graiouid has served as an assistant professor and then full professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at University Mohammed V-Agdal, where he has designed, coordinated and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural studies and communication, migration and post-colonial theory and culture and media studies. He was also a founding faculty of the Communication Studies Program at Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, and the Institute for Language and Communication Studies in Rabat. He is currently head of the Research Group on Migration and Culture, housed at University Mohammed V-Agdal, and the general editor of Langues et Littératures, University Mohammed V-Agdal's journal in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, he is a co-founder of the master’s program in cross-cultural studies, University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, a member of that university’s Research Unit on Culture and Development, and a research fellow with the Africa Network Group, Stirling University, UK. Dr. Graiouid has lectured at a number of institutions in Morocco, the United States and Europe and taken part in international conferences on youth culture, migration and cross-cultural dialogue. Dr. Graiouid's areas of academic interest include cultural studies and communication, African studies and transnational networks, globalization and cultural development, youth culture and identities, and the dynamics of cultural translation across borders. He has published widely on Moroccan and North African culture and politics. His most recent book is Communication and Everyday Performance: Public Space and the Public Sphere in Morocco (2011).
Communication and Everyday Performance: Public Space and the Public Sphere in Morocco., Publications of the Faculty of Letters and Human Science (2011)
Mohamed Abed al-Jabri and Abdallah Laroui on Modernity and Tradition: The Design of Grand Narratives, Langues et Litteratures (2010)
Images of Morocco: The Politics of Visual Construction in a Post-Colonial Context, Langues et Litteratures (2009)
We Have not Buried the Simple Past: the Public Sphere and Post-Colonial Literature in Morocco, The Journal of African Cultural Studies (2008)
This paper argues that Moroccan post-colonial literature engages the public sphere in a dialectical relationship...
A place on the terrace: the café and the public sphere in Morocco, The Journal of North African Studies. (2007)
This paper analyses processes through which informal association and unstructured co-mingling in Moroccan cafeacutes mediate...
Contributions to Books
How Can Migration Contribute to Cross-Cultural Dialogue? Reflections from the Field, Cultural and Civilizational Realities (2008)
Immigration, Security and Visual Rhetoric in Morocco, Who Can Act for the Human? (2008)
L’Université Marocaine: Savoir et Education, L’avenir des Facultés des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines (2008)
Post-colonial interactions: urban communication, globalization and Moroccan identities, Urban Generations: Post-Colonial Cities (2005)
Social exile and virtual hrig: computer mediated interaction and the public sphere in Morocco, The Interaction Society: Practice, Theories and Supportive Technologies. (2005)
Conferences, Presentations, and Workshops
Transnational Mobility in a Post-Colonial Context: Visual Narratives of Immigrants in Morocco, Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium (2010)
Over the last decade, the increase in clandestine migration foregrounded the issue of migration and...