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Ibtissam Bouachrine

Faculty Associate

Ibtissam Bouachrine is a full professor at Smith College and a Faculty Associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Trained as a medievalist, her scholarship and teaching focus on the medieval and modern societies of Iberia, North Africa, and the Middle East. She is the author of two books on women and gender in Muslim-majority countries, Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique (2014) and Anthem of Misogyny (2022).

Her current research interest lies at the intersection of technology, ethics, law, and women and girls’ human rights in Muslim-majority societies. In 2022-23, She was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media, where she began working on her current book project tentatively titled, “The Digital Lives of Muslim Women.”

Professor Bouachrine’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. She was previously a visiting scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. In 2023, she was awarded a prestigious residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy, as well as an Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.