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Mehammed Amadeus Mack earned his 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." His first book Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture will be released in the fall at Fordham University Press.
His research focuses on contemporary immigration to France, gender and sexuality, diversity in the banlieues, and the relation between culture and politics. His larger teaching and research interests include Franco-Arab cultures, travel literature, the development of Islam in France, as well as Media Studies. He has published articles in the Journal of Arabic Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Hétérographes, Jadaliyya, and SITES. Mehammed Mack worked as a journalist at the LA Weekly prior to entering academia. He loves tennis, gardening, electronic music, and snow sports.