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Mehammed Mack pursued his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and later earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where he completed a dissertation titled "Immigration and Sexual Citizenship: Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Contemporary France." He joined the Smith faculty in 2012.
Professor Mack specializes in Francophone cultures and the twenty-first century. His research focuses on contemporary immigration to France, gender and sexuality, and the relation between culture and politics. His larger teaching and research interests include Franco-Arab cultures, the development of Islam in France, Auteur and Queer cinema, as well as Media Studies. He has published articles in the Journal of Arabic Literature and SITES. Mehammed Mack worked as a journalist at the LA Weekly prior to beginning his academic career.