"Languages and Linguistics"
an international journal of Linguistics
is author and international consultant. He is one of the leading researchers and academics in North Africa. He is co-founder and Dean for Administrative Affairs of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures (www.inlac.net) at Fez, Morocco. He is a full professor affiliated to Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University since 1982. He was the director of Arabic Studies at Rutgers University from 2006 until 2009.
Ennaji is a scholar of international renown. He is the
author and/or editor of numerous books and articles on
Moroccan languages, gender, family law, culture, education,
migration, civil society and human rights.
He has been awarded the Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant
many times, which allowed him to lecture at several US
Ennaji is the President of the South North Center for
Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies (www.csn.on.ma),
Director of the first Ph.D. program on Gender Studies and
founder of the first Master’s program on Gender Studies in
Morocco. He is also a founding member of the ISIS Center for
Women and Development, and of the Center for Studies and
Research on Women at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah at Fès. He is
equally a founding member of the Moroccan Fulbright Alumni
He is a consultant to the United Nations Research Institute
for Development (UNRISD), and contributed to the publication
of the book on Social Policy in the Middle East, published
by Palgrave in 2006.
He is the Director of the international journal Languages
and Linguistics and member of the editorial board of the
International Journal of the Sociology of Language, and of
the international journal Multilingualism.
Ennaji is the Director of the International Festival of
Amazigh Culture, organized in Fes every summer since 2005.
He is the organizer or co-organizer of several international
conferences on language, gender, women, family law,
migration, and civil society.
He lectures in Europe, the USA, Africa and the Arab world.
He speaks and writes in four languages (Amazigh, Arabic,
French, and English). He has contributed to many world
encyclopedias on Africa and the Middle East.
Ennaji obtained his PhD from Essex University in the UK in
1982. He has taught at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
for over 23 years, where he was Chair of the English
Department from 1988 to 1994.
2010 – Present : Co-founder and President of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures, INLAC , at Fès.
2009 - present: Co-founder and Dean for Administrative Affairs of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures at Fez, Morocco.
2006 - Present: President of the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies, Fès , Morocco
2006 - 2008: Director of Arab studies at
Rutgers University, USA. 1998 – Present: Director of the Scientific journal ‘Languages and Linguistics’
1986 - 2006: Professor of English and Linguistics at the
Faculty of Arts 1, Fès.
- 1994: Chairman of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts
1982 - 1986: Maitre de Conférences
at the Faculty of Arts 1, Fès.
1982 – 1997: Member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of
Arts 1, Fès.
1990 - 2003: Professor of English at the Royal Military
1977 - 1979: English Teacher at Lycée
1976 - 1977: Instructor
Ecole des Sciences de l'Information, Rabat.
Other Professional Activity
Director of the International Festival of Amazigh Culture in Fez since 2005
Co-organizer of the International Forum of Mediterranean Women since 2007 Membership
Middle Eastern Studies Association, MESA
Co-organiser of the Regional Conference on "How to Brain
Drain into Brain Gain", Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association,
Rabat, 24 September 2005
Director of the Amazigh (Berber) Festival in Fès, 10-13 March
Main organiser of the National Conference on Berber culture,
Fès, 10-13 March 2004, Fès-Saiss Association, University of Fès
Co-organiser of the International Conference on "Mediterranean
Women and their Rights", Fès-Saiss Association and the
University of Fès, 26-30 April 2005.
Co-organiser of the National Conference on "Scientific Research
and Development", Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association, Rabat,
2 October 2004.
Main organiser of the International Conference on "Migration and
Cultural Diversity", Fès-Saiss Association and the International
Organisation of Migration, Fès, 1-3 July 2004.
Co-organiser of the International Conference on Mediterranean
Women, Fès-Saiss Association and the University of Fès, 24-26
Main organiser of the International
Conference on Civil Society and Sustainable Development, 14-15
Co-organiser of the International
Conference on Women and Education, University of
Fès, Morocco, April 11-13, 2002.
Co-organiser of the International
Conference on Women and Development, University of
Fès, Morocco, November 21-23, 2000.
Co-organiser of the Conference on Feminist Movements held at the
University of Fes, 13-15 May,1999.
Member of the Council of Fès-Saiss
Member of the Council of BMCE Foundation (NGO).
Visits to British Universities to establish links and
Ph.D.joint supervision agreements
with the Sidi Mohammed Ben
Visit to Essex University to coordinate joint supervision of
Ph.D. thesis, February 1992.
Supervised 24 M.A. theses at Sidi
Mohammed Ben Abdellah University,
Co-Supervised 2 Doctoral dissertations at
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah
Supervising 12 Doctoral
dissertations at Moulay
Meknès and 6 at
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah
Conference coordinator of the Maghrebi
Conference held at the Faculty of Arts, Fès,
Member of the Editorial Board of La Revue de La
Lettres de Fès since January
Member of the Ministerial Regional Inspection Commission of
Private Higher Education 1992-1994.
Member of the Council of the Faculty of Arts,
Fès since January 1988.
| Middles East Studies Association (MESA)
Centre ISIS pour Femmes et Développement
South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies
Moroccan Fulbright Alumni
Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Femme (CERF)
Association Convergence 2000