Dr. El Younssi was born and grew up in the town of Ksar El Kebir in northern Morocco. His American journey started with a year-long Fulbright program in AY 2007-2008. He has taught a variety of college-level courses in Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature in different American universities and colleges since 2007. As a teacher, Dr. El Younssi values meaningful interactions in the classroom as well as the understanding and appreciation of cultural difference. His scholarly work explores the wave of literary innovation in Arabic literatures, with a focus on Morocco and the Maghreb region. His research seeks to consolidate critical scholarship on literary modernity and the avant-garde in their Arabic versions. In addition, Dr. El Younssi has research interests pertaining to discourses in and about Islam in the US, the West, and beyond.
PhD| Pennsylvania State University| 2015
MA| St. Bonaventure University| 2010
BA| Abdelmalek Essa'di University, Tetouan, Morocco| 2002
COURSES TAUGHT BEFORE JOINING OXFORD COLLEGE
Principal Investigator, StarTalk (intensive Arabic language program) Federal Grants, Summer 2018 and Summer 2017. [While working at Virginia Military Institute]