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Chouki El Hamel

chouki@asu.edu

Assoc Professor of History
SHPRS History Faculty
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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Dr. Chouki El Hamel's research interests focus on the intellectual history of Islam and Islamic institutions in Northwest and West Africa. What interests him most as a scholar is the culture of silence. He is particularly interested in investigating the subaltern relationship of servile and marginalized communities to ruling institutions, power, race and gender politics within Islamic culture. He received his doctorate from the University of Sorbonne. He has taught courses on Islam and African History at Duke, NCSU and Paris and was a Schomburg scholar before he joined the History Department at Arizona State University. He is the author of Black Morocco: a History of Race, Slavery and Islam. Cambridge Universiry Press, 2013. 

Representative Publications

  • La Vie intellectuelle islamique dans le Sahel ouest africain.  Une étude sociale de l'enseignement islamique en Mauritanie et au Nord du Mali (XVIe-XIXe siècles),Paris: l'Harmattan, 2002.
  • "The Register of the Slaves of Sultan Mawlay Ismail in Late Seventeenth Century Morocco,” Journal of African History, 51 (1), 89-98, 2010.
  • “Francia y el Islam: un Legado Colonial Legacy o un Encuentro Cultural? Un Análisis más allá del “Hiyab”in Revista Culturas. Seville (Spain): Edición: Fundación Tres Culturas, 7, 116-135, 2010.
  • “Constructing a Diasporic Identity:  Tracing the Origins of Gnawa Spiritual Group in Morocco,” Journal of African History, 49 (2), 241-260, 2008.
  • “Surviving Slavery:  Sexuality and Female Agency in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Morocco,” Historical Reflections, vol. 34, 1, 73-88, 2008.

Teaching Interests and Courses

  • HST 300: History of Modern Africa
  • HST 307: Slavery Systems in Africa
  • HST 498: History of Racism
  • HST 498: Europe and Africa
  • HST 498: Gender and Women in Africa
  • HST 591: Global Islam

Professional Service Activities

  • Chair of ASU General Studies Council, 2010-2012
  • ASU Faculty Senator 2010-2011
  • A Board Director of  the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), 2009-2014
  • Research Associate at The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University, Toronto, Canada, 2008-
  • Coordinator of the African Diaspora Research Cluster sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University for the academic year 2006-2011

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 495 Methods of Historical Inquiry

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 307 Studies in African History
HST 598 Special Topics

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 394 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 590 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 591 Seminar
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Chouki El Hamel. Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam. Cambridge University Press (2014).

  2. Chouki El Hamel. Les Noirs ont été marginalisés. Zamane: L’Historire du Maroc (2013).

  3. Chouki El Hamel. New Texts Out Now: Chouki El Hamel, Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam. Jadaliyya Ezine (2013).

  4. Chouki El Hamel. Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam. Cambridge University Press (2013).

  5. Book chapter: Chouki El Hamel. L’esclavage dans la pensée méditerranéenne. Les ruses de l'historien. Essais d'Afrique et d'ailleurs en hommage à Jean Boulègue. Karthala (2013).

  6. Chouki El Hamel. 'Abd Allah b. Yasin. The Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press (2011).

  7. Chouki El Hamel. Albert Memmi. Literary Theory from 1900 to 1966. Blackwell (2011).

  8. Chouki El Hamel. Albert Memmi. The Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press (2011).

  9. Chouki El Hamel. Frantz Fanon. Literary Theory from 1900 to 1966. Blackwell (2011).

  10. Chouki El Hamel. Leo Africanus or al-Hasan b. Muhammad al-Wazzan. The Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press (2011).

  11. Chouki El Hamel. Muhammad al-Bartili al-Walati. The Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press (2011).

  12. Edited book: Chouki El Hamel, et al.. "The Maghreb after 1800" in Emmanuel Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates (General Editors), The Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press (2011).

  13. Chouki El Hamel. Francia y el Islam: un Legado Colonial Legacy o un Encuentro Cultural? Un Análisis más allá del "Hiyab". Revista Culturas, Seville (Spain): Edición: Fundación Tres Culturas (2010).

  14. Chouki El Hamel. The Register of the Slaves of Sultan Mawlay Ismail in Late Seventeenth Century Morocco. Journal of African History (2010).

  15. Chouki El Hamel. Mauritania. The World Book Encyclopedia. World Book, Inc. (2009).

  16. Chouki El Hamel. The Almohads. The World Book Encyclopedia. World Book Online Reference Center (2008).

  17. Chouki El Hamel. The Almoravids. The World Book Encyclopedia. World Book Online Reference Center (2008).

  18. Chouki El Hamel. Constructing a Diasporic Identity: Tracing the Origins of Gnawa Spiritual Group in Morocco. Journal of African History (2008).

  19. Chouki El Hamel. Surviving Slavery: Sexuality and Female Agency in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Morocco. Historical Reflections (2008).

  20. El Hamel, Chouki. Slavery in North Africa. Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Leiden: Brill, IV (2006).

  21. Book chapter: Chouki El Hamel. Blacks and Slavery in Morocco: The Question of the Haratin at the End of the Seventeenth Century. Disaporic Africa. A Reader. New York University Press (2006).

  22. Chouki El Hamel. Raça, Escravidão e Islã no Marrocos: a questão dos haratin. Revista Afro-Asia (2004).

  23. Review of: Timothy Cleaveland, Becoming Walata: A History of Saharan Social Formation and Transformation. African Affairs, The Journal of the Royal African Society (2003).

  24. Chouki El Hamel. Muslim Diaspora in Western Europe. The Islamic headscarf (hijab), the Media and Muslims' Integration in France. Citizenship Studies (2002).

  25. Chouki El Hamel. Race, Slavery and Islam in the Maghrebi Mediterranean Thought. The Question of the Haratin in Morocco. Journal of North African Studies (2002).

  26. Chouki El Hamel. LA VIE INTELLECTUELLE ISLAMIQUE DANS LE SAHEL OUEST AFRICAIN. L'Harmattan (2002).

  27. Review of: David Hart, Tribe and Society in Rural Morocco. quarterly academic journal published by Heldref Publications (2002).

  28. Chouki El Hamel. Orientalism: Henry Louis Gates in Africa. AFRAM Review (2000).

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Presentations

  1. Chouki El Hamel L'Esclave reine. Concubinage et Agentivité. The Ecoles des Hautes Etudes in Paris, France. (Dec 2013).
  2. Chouki El Hamel The Formation of Mixed Race Communities. The ASWAD’s 7th Biennial Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Nov 2013).
  3. Chouki El Hamel Knowledge Production and the Fetish of Theory. Africana Studies: Future of the Field Conference at the University of Pennsylvania. (Oct 2013).
  4. Chouki El Hamel L’esclavage dans la pensée méditerranéenne. 1st colloque international Mémorial ACTe entitled: Esclavage in Guadeloupe. (Nov 2012).
  5. Chouki El Hamel The Othering of Blacks in Arabic and Islamic Traditions. 31st Annual Conference, Sudan Studies Association. (May 2012).
  6. Chouki El Hamel Black Morocco: A History of Slavery and Islam. A public lecture at Princeton University organized by the Program in African Studies. (Mar 2012).
  7. Chouki El Hamel The Interplay between Slavery, Race and Color Prejudice in Morocco. Presented at the international symposium Slavery, Race and Gender in Islamic Societies: a Comparativ. (Mar 2012).
  8. Chouki El Hamel The Othering of Blacks in Arabic and Islamic Traditions. The International Conference on "Slave Trade and Slavery in the Arab Islamic World". (Mar 2012).
  9. Chouki El Hamel The Othering of Black Africans in Islamic Traditions. International Conference on Islam in Africa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Jul 2011).
  10. Chouki El Hamel Gnawa and the African Diaspora. Confluence of Cultures or Convergence of Diasporas, Marrakech, Morocco. (May 2011).
  11. Chouki El Hamel Post-Postcolonialism and Democracy in North Africa. A public forum on the democratic revolution in Egypt at ASU. (Feb 2011).
  12. Chouki El Hamel Judicial Texts and the Re-enslavement of Black Moroccans in the Eighteenth Century. 53th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. (Nov 2010).
  13. Chouki El Hamel Gnawa Music: A Historical Background. Sacred Spaces, Sacred Sounds, a Conference at UNC. (Apr 2010).
  14. Chouki El Hamel Constructing a Diaspora: The Gnawa Black West African in Morocco. Rutgers Symposium Crossroads: Migration, Language, and Literature in Africa. (Feb 2010).
  15. Chouki El Hamel The Construction of Race in Morocco. Sawyer Seminar on "Diversity and Conformity in Muslim Societies" at the University of North Carolina. (Dec 2009).
  16. Chouki El Hamel Constructing a Diaspora: The Gnawa Black West Africans in Morocco. African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. (Dec 2009).
  17. Chouki El Hamel The Black Collective Identity: The Ghana Spiritual Music Diasporic Group. History department's work in progress series presented at ASU. (Nov 2009).
  18. Chouki El Hamel Constructing a Diaspora: The Gnawa Black West Africans in Morocco. The Association for the Study of World African Diaspora Conference in Accra, Ghana. (Sep 2009).
  19. Chouki El Hamel North African Muslim Immigrants in France and the Hijab Question. The Association for the Study of World African Diaspora Conference at Pittsburgh. (Sep 2009).
  20. Chouki El Hamel British and French Anti-Slavery Societies and the Abolition of Slavery in Morocco. Institut Charles V & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. (Jun 2009).
  21. Chouki El Hamel Atlantic Slavery and Slavery in the Muslim World. HST 598, Europe and the World, History Department, Arizona State University. (Feb 2009).
  22. Chouki El Hamel Defining Race in North Africa. presented at the workshop on "Historical Constructions of ‘Race’ and Social Hierarchy in Muslim West. (Dec 2008).
  23. Chouki El Hamel The Justification of Concubinage as an Institution of Slavery in Islam. Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, York University. (Oct 2008).
  24. El Hamel, Chouki Concubinage and Sexuality in Moroccan Slavery. JMS History Club. (Nov 2007).
  25. El Hamel, Chouki Islam and Othering in West Africa. A critical examination of Mi’raj as-Su’ud of Ahmad Baba (1556-1627). 50th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. (Oct 2007).
  26. El Hamel, Chouki Surviving Slavery: Sexuality and Female Agency in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Morocco. INTERROGATIONS OF FREEDOM: MEMORIES, MEANINGS, and MIGRATIONS. (Oct 2007).
  27. El Hamel, Chouki British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society Activities in Morocco in the 19th Century. Slavery, Memory and Citizenship. (Mar 2007).
  28. El Hamel, Chouki The African perspective. The Missing Pages in Black History. (Feb 2007).
  29. El Hamel, Chouki Bringing the Maghreb to US Classrooms: Female Slavery in North Africa. Slavery and Antislavery. New Research and Teaching Workshop. (Oct 2006).
  30. El Hamel, Chouki France and the Maghreb postcolonial relations. Homecoming Activities. (Oct 2006).
  31. El Hamel, Chouki The internal African Diaspora. Tracing the Origins of Gnawa Spiritual Music in Morocco. African Diaspora Lecture Series. (Oct 2006).
  32. El Hamel, Chouki The Origin and the Formation of the Gnawa Spiritual Music. International Medieval Congress. (Jul 2006).
  33. El Hamel, Chouki The Moroccan Atlantic in the 16th Century. the 48th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. (Nov 2005).
  34. El Hamel, Chouki The Atlantic as a zone of alliance and a zone of captivity: Morocco and the Atlantic in the 16th Century. The Association for the Study of World African Diaspora Conference. (Oct 2005).
  35. El Hamel, Chouki The Colonial Encounter. The President's Community Enrichment Programs / Great Conversations. (Nov 2004).
  36. El Hamel, Chouki Racial Slavery and Islam in Morocco in the 18th Century. University of Arizona. (Apr 2004).
  37. El Hamel, Chouki Integration or Marginalization of Blacks in Southern Morocco. Defining sub-Lineage System (al-Wala'). Conflicts in Citizenry and Autochthony in post-Colonial Sahel and Sahara, 43rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. (Nov 2000).
  38. El Hamel, Chouki Muslim Diaspora in Western Europe: The Muslims' Integration in France. Re/Writing Researching the African Diaspora: The 2000-2001 African and African-American Studies Graduate Studies Colloquium Series. (Nov 2000).
  39. El Hamel, Chouki The Intellectual Life in pre-Colonial Mauritania. Roundtable on Mauritania for Ambassador-designate John Limbert, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State. (Oct 2000).
  40. El Hamel, Chouki Gnawa, Moroccan Blues: A Historical Background. a pre-show presentation at Duke University. (Oct 2000).

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