Khalid Madhi

 

Khalid is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD status) in Political Science with a concentration on Urban Politics and Political Theory. Khalid pursued his undergraduate studies in Economics and Tourism Studies at the Université Moulay Ismail in Meknes and L’Institut Superieur International du Tourisme de Tanger, Morocco. In Chicago, he received M.A. in political science at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. As a Ph.D. candidate, Khalid’s research interests include urban politics in the Global South, modernity and urban marginalities, conceptions of power and the status of the “Other” in the contemporary determinations of politics.

 

Khalid’s dissertation, titled Back to the Medina: Gentrification, Citizenship and Capital in Marrakesh, is an interdisciplinary attempt to engage with neoliberal restructuring and citizenship in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. Khalid addresses questions surrounding (international) gentrification, the housing market and the commodification of land and heritage as part and parcel of the new governing rationalities in Morocco.

 

Conferences and Invited Talks

“Back to the Medina: Gentrification, Citizenship and Capital in Marrakesh,” presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA). San Francisco, CA (September, 2015)

“Ethnography, Interpretation, and the Study of Identity Politics,” discussant the American Political Science Association (APSA). San Francisco, CA (September, 2015)

“What is the Future of Postcolonial Studies?” co-host and contributing member, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago (April, 2015)

“(Dis)simulations of the Home: Women’s Labor and the Industry of ‘Chic’,” Engendering The Change Conference, University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality (April, 2015)

“Ni Charlie, Ni Coulibaly: Liminality Explained to my Daughter,” panelist at “Charlie and Context” roundtable and discussion, Institute for the Humanities and the Department of French and Francophone Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (February 2015)

“Morocco’s Islamisms and the Arab Uprisings,” guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Sociology (January 2015)

“fii al-‘alaaqah bayna al-mujtama’yn al-madani wa siyyasi” [On the Relationship between Civil and Economic Societies] Invited address to Conference on Civil Society and Participative Democracy in Morocco, Organized by Association Shabab Marrakesh (March 2014)

“Peut-on de-gentrifier la theorie de gentrification?” Invited address to the Ordre National des Architectes et Urbanistes du Maroc, Marrakech Chapter (February 2014)

“Can the State be Trusted in Educating our Children?” Invited address to the Centre Pédagogique Regional de Marrakech and Centre INAYAT pour le Développement (February 2014)

Unlikely Catalysts: Women and the Arab Spring,” guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gender and Women’s Studies (Fall 2012)

“Politics of the Veil,” guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gender and Women’s Studies (Fall 2011)

 

Research Activity

La valorisation des jeunes Marocain(e)s diplômé(e)s de l’étranger par rapport aux jeunes diplômé(e)s au Maroc : causes, enjeux et consequences,” (co-authored) Association Marocaine d’Etudes & de Recherches sur les Migrations (March 2014)

“ad-diblumaasiyyah an-na’imah wa siyyasat ghadd al-absaar” [Soft Diplomacy and the Politics of Lowering-the-Gaze], Mawqi’ Hyrak (February 2014)

“Islamism(s) and the Arab Awakening: Between Commanding the Faithful and Mobilising the Protestor,” The Journal of North African Studies Volume 18, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 248-271

Arabic Materials Associate, “The King-Crane Commission Digital Archival Collection: Restoring Lost Voices of Self-Determination,” project funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Oberlin College, Ohio (Summer 2011)

Khalid Madhi

Contact Information

Email: kmadhi2@uic.edu