University Welcomes Fulbright Scholar
Assistant Professor Saloua Zerhouni
September 3, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –Visiting Assistant Professor Saloua Zerhouni has joined the faculty
at Illinois Wesleyan University this fall as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Zerhouni
comes to Illinois Wesleyan from Mohammed V University Souissi, in Rabat, Morocco,
where she is an assistant professor of political science at the School of Juridical,
Economic and Social Science.
“It is an honor to be able to work with the students and faculty of Illinois Wesleyan,”
said Zerhouni, who is teaching two courses at IWU this semester: Women, Gender and
Politics in North Africa, and The History of the Arab World. “I look forward to open
and engaging discussions with my students, and hope my time here will work to build
bridges in understanding.”
Zerhouni earned a doctorate from The University of Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco,
in 2002 in political science. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The
University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah in Fez, Morocco. She was an associate researcher
for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, Germany,
and a visiting researcher at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown
University in Washington, D.C., before taking her position with Mohammed V University
The author of several articles on the politics and democracy in Morocco, Zerhouni
is the co-editor of the book Political Participation in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008). She has been a consultant to the Royal Institute
for Strategic Studies, the Center for Social and Managerial Studies, and the Friedrich
Ebert Foundation, all located in Rabat.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international exchange program, is sponsored
by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional
achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
For further information about the Fulbright Program, or the United States Department
of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit the Fulbright Web site.
Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960