I am from Ait Zeggane, a palm oasis in southeastern Morocco. My research interests centre principally on the questions of postcolonial and transnational subjectivities in Moroccan and North African cinema, literature, cities and popular culture. In January 2008, I graduated from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fes, Morocco, with an MA degree in cultural studies (with distinction). My dissertation dealt with the representation of Morocco in the National Geographic magazine from 1911 to 2005. I spent the following years teaching part-time at my alma mater and working as a full-time librarian at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. In October 2010, I joined the University of Stirling to write a PhD dissertation on Moroccan urban cinema under the supervision of Professor David Murphy, a prominent scholar of African cinema and postcolonial studies. The project is funded by a Horizon studentship.