Yacine Daddi Addoun

Yaddi Daddi Addoun

Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

MESAS Admin Office: S-312 Callaway Center

Email: yacine.daddi.addoun@emory.edu

Dr. Yacine Daddi Addoun has received his BA from the University of Algiers, Algeria, his MA from the INACLO in Paris, France, and his PhD from York University in Toronto, Canada in 2010.

His work examines the history of slavery, abolition, in the context of colonialism Algeria. In his research and teaching, Prof. Daddi Addoun interrogates issues of slavery, race and racism, and their impact on Muslim, Middle Eastern, and African societies. He is also committed in seeing the Sahara as a space of connection and interaction, rather than a barrier between North and Sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, he has been documenting individual experiences of trans-Saharan migrants, in their journey to Europe, and stressing the parallels between historical and contemporary forced migrations through the same routes.

Prior to joining Emory, Prof. Daddi Addoun taught at the University of Kansas and the University of Notre Dame.  Parallel to his teaching, he serves as the editor of Ibadica, a publisher specializing in critical editions and historical books on Ibadism, the third branch of Islam different from Sunnism and Shiism.