Join Gallatin Global Visiting Professor Zahia Rahmani and select Gallatin MA students to learn about storytelling and writing; home, memory, identity, and coming-of-age; all under the pressure of colonialism, decolonization, and exile. These subjects feature prominently in her prize-winning trilogy Moze (2003), Muslim: A Novel (2005), and France: Story of a Childhood (2006)—published by Sabine. Gallatin professor Todd Porterfield will moderate.
Professor Rahmani is a leading voice of the North African and Berber diaspora, a writer, art historian, and Director of Research on Art History and Mondialisation at the French National Institute of Art History (INHA). Curator of the astonishing exhibition, Made in Algeria: Genealogy of a Territory (2016), at Marseille's Mucem, and of Seismography of Struggles: Toward a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals (2017-), which came to The Gallatin Galleries in 2018. The latter is currently featured in Pittsburgh's Carnegie International, after Venice, the world's longest-standing recurring contemporary art exhibition. In addition to Gallatin and Pittsburgh: Dakar, Cali, Rabah, Barcelona, Antwerp, and Dacca, it will be presented this summer at the Zeitz Mocaa Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Professor Rahmani has been recognized with the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, France's highest distinction for civic achievement.