Literature and Religion in the African-Americas, Theories
of Diaspora, Female Writers and Religion, Religion and Identify
Office Phone: 348-9841
Office: Manly 109
Beginning with the fall semester 2010, Dr. Marouan's appointment
will move to the Department of Gender and Race Studies. For
updates on her recent scholarly activities, please consult
the Gender and Race Studies web site at http://www.as.ua.edu/grs.
Dr. Maha Marouan joined the Department of Religious Studies
faculty as an Instructor for the 2005-06 academic year and
who was hired
as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in August of 2006. She
earned her Ph.D. from the University
of Nottingham, UK, in the Spring of 2006, in the field
of African American religion, history, and literature, and
holds Affiliated faculty status in the University of Alabama's
American Studies Program.
Dr. Marouan, who is originally from Morocco, in northwest
Africa, holds a Masters of Arts degree in Post-colonial Studies
from the University
of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She is fluent in Arabic, as
well as English, French, and Spanish.
In the Summer of 2007 Prof. Marouan led a study abroad trip
When she first arrived for the start of the Fall 2005 semester,
Prof. Marouan was returning to campus--she had previously
been to the University of Alabama as part of an April 2005
on the spread and impact of African cultures.
Her current research examines the role played by religion
and alternative histories in
recent literature, and the manner in which racial identity
Prof. Marouan regularly teaches such courses as REL
105, REL 226,