Network of networks / Research and Education

Jyhene Kebsi

Member since 11.04.2018



Presentation of research activity or teaching

Dr. Jyhene Kebsi is a Lecturer at Macquarie University. Her research and teaching sit at the intersection of world literatures and North African and Middle Eastern Gender Studies. Dr. Kebsi's courses have a special focus on transnational feminism, postcolonial feminism, ecofeminism, colonial feminism and imperial feminism. She is also interested in Arab American, Arab Canadian, Arab British and Arab Australian women authors and film-makers. Dr. Kebsi is the founder and convenor of the Gendered Transnational Texts and Communities Network. She is affiliated with the Gender, Migration and Work of Care transnational project that is based at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kebsi also worked for the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Dr. Kebsi's op-eds have appeared in key outlets like The Berkley Forum, Jadaliyya, Arena, The New Arab and Overland.

Working themes

Types of Violence
Education / Professional training
Health / Emotional and sexual life

Populations targeted by research

Immigrant and refugee women, Students and researchers, Victims of violence

Geographical sphere of activity


Specific years of work experience in gender equality


Project on gender equality and women's rights

Dr. Kebsi aims at founding a North African scholarly network that links specialists in women’s rights in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Egypt. This network would allow its members to co-organize conferences, workshops, and panels on different aspects related to women’s rights. It would also facilitate coalition building, thus enhancing the transnational networks between the academics of the North African countries. This scholarly network would also aim at cooperating with academics in southern Europe by providing a platform that facilitates their fieldwork and connects them to academics in North Africa.


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