Religion in

Maha Marouan
Assistant Professor

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

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 African 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 to Ghana.

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 conference on the spread and impact of African cultures.

Research Interests

Her current research examines the role played by religion and alternative histories in recent literature, and the manner in which racial identity is constructed.


Prof. Marouan regularly teaches such courses as REL 100, REL 105, REL 226, REL234, REL 237, REL 370, REL 480, and REL490