Rachida Yassine is currently professor of English and Cultural Studies at Ibn Zohr University, Morocco. She is Director of the PhD program in “Race, Ethnicity, and Alterity in Literature and Culture”, and Director of the Research Laboratory “Culture, Language, Arts, and Society”. She holds a PhD in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies from the University of Nottingham, UK; an MA in Linguistics and Translation from the University of Bath, UK; an MA in English and American Literature and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Comparative Literature from the University of Essex, UK. She is the author of Re-writing the Canon: Aspects of Identity Reconstitution in Postcolonial Contexts (2011). She has published many articles and book chapters on cultural studies, gender studies, colonial and postcolonial literatures, postcolonial feminism, and Arab women writings. Her present research interests include critical theory and cultural studies, Arab feminism, gender and women’s studies, Comparative literature.