Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Prof. Yamina El Kirat El Allame

Yamina El Kirat El Allame an international adviser and consultant in the field of higher education. She has been an adviser and consultant for many study abroad institutions in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Australia. Dr. El Kirat and expertise span the fields of Educational Curriculum Development and Design, Higher education policies, Investment in higher education, Educational Governance, Higher Education Governance, MultiCultural Education, Career and Technical Education, Accreditation, Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions and Special Education and many other fields of higher education.  She is currently the Vice –Dean for Research and Cooperation and the Director of the Doctoral Center at the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences of Mohammed V University of Rabat.

She is a member of the UNESCO Ad Hoc Committee of Experts for Endangered Languages, a national expert for the Excellence Prize with the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research / Rabat (CNRST), a Member of the Committee of Equivalence with the Ministry of Higher Education, a member of Mohammed V University Committee of Research and Innovation, a Member of the Standing Committee of the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL), the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program with BIG SAS –Bayreuth University –Germany, and the Arabic Program with Middlebury College.

She is also the coordinator of the research laboratory “Culture, language, Education, Migration and Society” (CLEMS) and the doctoral program “Studies in Language & Society” at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, a member of the Master Program “Gender & Public Policies” at the Faculty of Law and Economic and Social Sciences. She is the elected Representative Member of the Senior Professors of the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences in Mohammed V University Administrative Council. Professor El Kirat is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal “Langues et Littératures” and Majallat Kulliyat Al Adab” of the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences of Mohammed V University of Rabat. Professor El Kirat is the instructor of the Course North African Cultural Identities at IES abroad-Rabat- Morroco for the last four years.

She is the Moroccan Coordinator of the International Conference on “The Status of the English Language in Higher Education in the Arab World: Challenges, Perspectives, and Opportunities”, organized in collaboration with Arab Society of English Language Studies &Arab World English Journal”, which will take place on May 26-27, 2017, and the President of the organizing Committee of WOCAL 9, which will take place in Rabat-Morocco in August 2018.

Professor El Kirat has taught and carried out research in cultural linguistics/anthropology, sociolinguistics, language endangerment, language and culture, cultural representations and attitudes, political discourse analysis, minority cultures, languages and identities, gender issues, and language policy, for more than 25 years.

She has held visiting appointments at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Sociales (EHES- Paris), Tilburg University « Babylon Centre for Studies of Multilingualism in the Multicultural Society”, Netherlands, Universaàdegli Studi Catania, Faculté de Catania and Ragusa, Focoltà di lingua e Littérature Straniere and was a Fulbright fellow at Greenville Technical College (South Carolina) and the instructor of the workshop of the Practicum on the Amazigh Language and culture in Colang 2012 – Kansas University. Professor El Kirat has partnered 4 with Professors from American universities and supervised Doctoral theses on the Amazigh Language & Culture, Moroccan Language Policy, Intercultural Communication, Moroccan Higher Education and Sustainable Development, Higher Education and Critical Thinking, Islamist discourse on Identity, Youth culture, Social Media and Social Movements, Gender Issues (Women in the Media), and participated and published in Moroccan and international conferences and journals, and organized an international conference on Globalization and Mother Tongues in Africa and is the editor of its proceedings.

She is one of the regional editors of the third edition of the Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger – UNESCO, with the chapter on North Africa and the Middle East with Christopher Moseley (Editor in chief). Yamina EL KIRAT EL ALLAME earned her Doctorat d’état in Minority Languages, Cultures, and Identities in the framework of the co-supervision between Mohammed V University & Wisconsin University. . She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Greenville Tech in 2010 with a program focus entitled “Direct Access to the Muslim World” where she helped in developing a program entitled “Middle Eastern Studies”.

She was the former Chair of the Department of English at the Faculty of Letters, Mohammed V-Agdal University from 2005 to 2009. Her research interests include Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Linguistics, Language Endangerment, Language Policy/Language Planning, Educational Policy, Gender Issues, Migration, Citizenship and Social Movements, Citizenship Education, Minority Languages, Cultures and Identities, MENA Uprisings and Social Movements and Political Discourse, Applied Linguistics. Her interest in all these issues stems from her personal experience and interest in the linguistic, cultural, social, educational and political issues in North Africa in general and the Moroccan context in particular.

 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme


Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


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