Network of networks / Research and Education

Jyhene Kebsi

Member since 11.04.2018



Presentation of research activity or teaching

Dr. Jyhene Kebsi is a Tunisian researcher, writer and poet. Her research focuses on Arab feminism, transnational feminism, women and Islam and female refugees. She gave multiple papers, guest lectures and keynote speeches on women in the Global South in different international venues. Dr. Kebsi teaches units on women’s literature. The courses she has taught focus on Moroccan, Palestinian, Algerian, Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese female writers. She has also lectured on the feminist movements in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Her forthcoming book is entitled: An Intersectional Approach to Clandestine Migration: Arab Migrants at the Crossroads of Gender and Political Economy. Dr. Kebsi 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). Her role in UNHCR allowed her to sensitize people to the plight of female asylum seekers, particularly under-age girls. Dr. Kebsi has academic competence in Arabic, French and English. She is the recipient of multiple prizes and awards, including Fulbright.

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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