Mehammed Mack

Assistant Professor of French Studies

Mehammed Mack

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2017
Tuesday, 11 a.m.–noon and
2:30–3:30 p.m.
And by appointment.

Tyler Annex 102

413-585-3343

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University

Biography

Mehammed Amadeus Mack earned his doctorate 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, was released from Fordham University Press in January 2017.

Mack's 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 French Islam and media studies. He has published articles in the Journal of Arabic Literature; Comparative Literature Studies; Hétérographes; Jadaliyya; SITES; Al Jazeera English; Contretemps, The Funambulist; and Newsweek.

Mack worked as a journalist at the LA Weekly prior to entering academia. He loves tennis, gardening, electronic music and snow sports.