El Mostafa Ouajjani

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer

“Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb, Benjamin Franklin

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“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” – Flora Lewis

“Language is best taught when it is being used to transmit messages, not when it is explicitly taught for conscious learning.”
― Stephen D. Krashen

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Middle Eastern Studies
B.A. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University
D.E.A. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University
M.A. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University

Selected Publications


Co-author of MrHba Bikoum, A Moroccan Arabic Textbook for Beginners, ALIF Editions, Fez.

Co-author of Window on the World, Official English textbook for 10th grade students, Nadia Editions, Rabat: 2005. [Student’s Book, Teacher’s Book, and Workbook]

Co-Translated into Arabic and edited Dale Eickelman’s Knowledge and Power in Morocco, New Edition: 2009.

Translated into Arabic Christine Eickelman’s Women and Community in Oman (New York University Press, 1984), Al-Ahali Press, Damascus: 2011.

Translated into Arabic Adam Golfer’s A House Without a Roof Booklyn, New York: 2016


 “Narratives and Aspects of Untranslatability” Turjuman [Journal of Translation Studies, King Fahd School of Translation], Tangier: 1998. pp.11-20.

Translated into Arabic Dale Eickleman’s “Tribal Belonging Today: Implications and Transformations” in Omran, Vol. 5, Issue 19, Winter 2017, pp. 57-68

Translated into Arabic Jean-Christophe Merle’s “Deliberative Democracy and Cultural Pluralism” in the Arabic journal Albab, Issue 13, Spring 2019, pp. 170-84.

Translated into Arabic Manuel Castells’ “A Sociology of Power: My Intellectual Journey” in the Arabic journal Albab, Issue 14, Winter 2019, pp. 172-203.

Translated into Arabic Dale Eickelman’s “The Modern Face of Ibadism in Oman” in Anthropology of Islam Today: Dale Eickelman as an Example [Forthcoming]