Oumelbanine Nina Zhiri

Professor of French Literature

University of California, San Diego

Oumelbanine Nina Zhiri is Professor of French Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a Ph.D. from Université Paris X - Nanterre and has been published in numerous publications, including L'Esprit créateur (Johns Hopkins University) and Rabelais et la question du sens (Etudes Rabelaisiennes  XLIX). Her research and teaching interests include French literature; Arabic literature; Early Modern culture; European and Arabic travel literature and geography; Comparative studies in European and Arab cultures; Orientalism.