Category Archives: publication

Mapping the zâwiyas of Fez

My disposition for mapping shrines often leads me to volunteer my services to fellow academics working on the topic who may not have the time or expertise to make their own maps. I am always delighted when one of these … Continue reading

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The Bradt Travel Guide to Senegal

Every once in a while, someone will contact me to ask me to contribute to a non-academic project. As an academic ensconced in my ivory tower, isolated in a gated campus on a ridge at the edge of a mountain … Continue reading

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Just published in an edited volume: a chapter on Senegalese urban design

In September 2013 I attended a conference in Lisbon on colonial and post-colonial urban planning across Africa. I am pleased to announce that the resulting edited volume has been published. My chapter in this volume is entitled “The Grid plan … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Middle Atlas

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane is relatively isolated from the mainstream flows of Morocco’s social, political, cultural and economic life. Yet, as far from the country’s “core” as it may be, Ifrane is centrally located and provides many opportunities for … Continue reading

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Presenting Morocco’s Imperial Cities

I had planned to attend at least a few of the sessions of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders which was held last week in Rabat (see previous post on urban planning in Africa). About 15 AUI students … Continue reading

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The arts of citizenship: a new edited volume on contemporary Senegalese urbanity

The conference-and-publication machine continues to run well (see my post about conferences and proceedings). In this most recent case the conference, on The Art of Citizenship in African Cities, was held at Columbia University (May 2011) but my presentation was … Continue reading

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Some recent translation work

Out at last! This collection of essays on Morocco’s colonial past was edited by my friend and colleague Driss Maghraoui, AUI’s resident contemporary historian. Several years ago (more than I like to tell), when the publication project was still embryonic, … Continue reading

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