Senior Lecturer in Arabic
Office: S-317 Callaway Center
Dr. El Hajjam joined the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Arabic. He earned his Doctorat d’État in Arabic Literature at the School of Arts and Humanities at Moulay Ismail University in Meknès, Morocco in 2002. Previously he earned degrees in secondary and higher education at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. Before coming to Emory, he was Associate Professor of Arabic at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, where he created the Arabic program and trained a large percentage of the Arabic instructors currently teaching in Moroccan universities. In 2009-10 he was Mellon Visiting Associate Professor of Arabic at Emory. Besides writing academic articles on Arabic and Moroccan literature, he has published seven collections of his poetry in Arabic. His most recent collections include In the Lover’s Hour of the Night (2001), Who Bestows to Your Eyes the Mascara of Dew? (2010), The Eighth Day of the Week (2011) and Emory Morning (2011).