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Identity Issues: Nationality and Ethnicity

Identity Issues:  Nationality and Ethnicity


Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor in Modern Languages & Women’s and Gender Studies

Identity Issues:  Nationality and Ethnicity

Dr. Boutaghou is currently Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Women’s and Gender Studies at Florida International University.  From 2008 to 2010 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Occidentalismes: Romans historiques postcoloniaux et identités nationales au dix-neuvième siècle (Paris, Honoré Champion, 2016). The book offers a new approach in the fields of comparative literature and postcolonial studies through poetical and textual perspectives on postcolonial literatures in 19th century Australia, Bengal, Egypt, and Mexico. Her second book, in progress, focuses on plurilingual women writers in postcolonial contexts in Egypt, Bengal, Mauritius, and Algeria. She has published extensively in comparative literature, Francophone, Arabic, and Anglophone postcolonial studies.

Identity Issues:  Nationality and Ethnicity


Identity Issues:  Nationality and Ethnicity

Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art and World Culture

Class Schedule

Saturdays at 2pm • $5 per class.

Area professors and visual artists will conduct these classes.

Free for members, North Miami residents,
and city of North Miami employees

Art teachers may register with Miami Dade County Public Schools for professional development credits. Reading list provided for each lecture: Schedule of topics are listed below.


12/19 • The impact of Art Fairs and Art Market Speculation


1/16 Identity Issues: Feminist and Queer art
• Identity Issues: Protest Art: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance
• The Body: Baartman to Beyonce: Appealing/ Appalling Buttocks in Contemporary Popular Culture


2/13 • Place: Imagined Places and (De)Territorialized Identities in Postcolonial Black Arts
2/20 • Language: An Artist’s Perspective – Using letters, words and Spanglish phrases to interpret and re-purpose meanings addressing contemporary issues
2/27 • Spirituality: A Discussion of the Sacred Arts of Afro-Cuban Lukumi Religion


3/5 • Identity Issues:  Nationality and Ethnicity
3/12 • Time: The Past is More Infinite Than the Future – Collapsing the linear


4/2 • Handiwork, The Place of Craft in Art Today

4/9 • Street Artists

Call 305.893.6211 to register by phone.