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About Said Graiouid

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).


Present Academic Dean, Africa and the Middle East, SIT Study Abroad

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Cultural studies and communication, African studies and transnational networks, Globalization and cultural development, Youth culture and identities, and Dynamics of cultural translation across borders

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Honors and Awards

  • British Council Ph.D. Research Fellowship, University of Surrey, UK 1998-2000
  • University of Surrey Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, School of Performing Arts, University of Surrey, UK, 1999-2000
  • 3rd Annual International Visiting Lecturer Series, The Institute for International Studies, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, US, 1999
  • Fulbright Doctoral Scholarship, College of Communication, Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1992-1996
  • Elected Member of the kappa Honor Society, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1994
  • British Council Graduate Research Scholarship, University of East Anglia, UK, 1986

Articles (10)

Contributions to Books (9)

Conferences, Presentations, and Workshops (2)