Professor Zahia Smail Salhi

2013 Judge

Judge Profile: 

Professor Zahia Smail Salhi specialises in two fields: Arabic Literature Classical and Modern and Gender Studies. After a period of 15 years working at the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds, she has been appointed to the Chair of Modern Arabic Studies at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Manchester. She has published extensively in the fields of literature and gender. Her publications include the following: Politics and Poetics in the Algerian Novel (Mellen Press, 1999), The Arab Diaspora: Voices of an Anguished Scream (Routledge, 2006 and 2011), Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge, 2010) and Gender and Violence in Islamic Societies (I.B. Tauris, 2012).