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Dr. Kebsi is the director of Learning & Teaching. Her research and teaching focus on transnational feminism, Arab feminism, Islamic feminism and both imperial and colonial feminism in North Africa and the Middle East. She also teaches and researches on Arab women's literature and cinema, particularly refugee women's narratives and testimonies. Dr. Kebsi's research and teaching are cross-cultural and trilingual. They rely on primary and secondary sources written in Arabic, French and English, and she translates these sources herself. Dr. Kebsi is the founder and convenor of the Gendered Transnational Texts and Communities Network, which discusses topics that range from migration and asylum through radicalization and terrorism to the gendered impact of western multinationals' exploitation of the natural resources of the Global South. Dr. Kebsi is the recipient of multiple prizes and awards, including Fulbright.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Sydney

Award Date: 4 Dec 2017

M.A., University of Saint Thomas USA

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

M.A. , Laval University

Award Date: 30 May 2012

First Class Honours B.A., University Tunis El Manar

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

Doctoral Seminars, University of Lisbon / Harvard University

Doctoral Courses, University of Montreal / Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III

External positions

Ambassador, The Foundation for the Study of Literature and Environment in India

United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Teaching Mentee, University of Saint Thomas USA

Teaching Fellow, University of Sydney

Academic Teacher, Western Sydney University


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