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Middle East, North Africa, and Europe
Said Graiouid has an M.A. (1989) in comparative literature and critical theory from the University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, Morocco and a PhD (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 a professor of communication and cultural studies at University Mohammed V-Agdal, in Rabat, Morocco, 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, Morocco. He is currently the head of the Research Group on Migration and Culture, housed at University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, the general editor of Langues et Littératures, University Mohammed V-Agdal's journal in the humanities and social sciences, a co-founder of the master program in cross-cultural studies, University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, a member of the Research Unit on Culture and Development, University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat, and a research fellow with the Africa Network Group, Stirling University, UK. Dr. Graiouid has lectured in a number of institutions in Morocco, the U.S. and Europe and taken part in international conferences on youth culture, migration and cross-cultural dialogue. He had been working with the Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program for many years as lecturer, ISP advisor and co-academic director before developing the Migration Studies program.
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. Dr. Graiouid is widely published on Moroccan and North African culture and politics. His articles are published in referee journals and as chapters in edited books. He is currently working on a book on Migrancy and Cultural Politics in Morocco.