College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Majid Hannoum

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Anthropology
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2650
Fraser Hall
Room 636
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Dr. Majid Hannoum lectures on North African and Arab societies, especially in the areas of Islamic social and political movements; Islam, colonialism, and nationalism in North Africa; and religion, power, and sexuality in Arab societies.

Research Interests

  • Anthropology and history
  • Cultural identity
  • Political modernity
  • Nationalism
  • Narrative and memory
  • Comparative historiography
  • Violence and the state
  • Islam and politics
  • Cities and citizenship
  • Colonialism and postcoloniality
  • Semiotics and discourse analysis
  • Social theory
  • Theories of translation
  • Globalization
  • African migration to Europe
  • North Africa
  • Middle East
  • France

Selected Publications



The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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