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Khalid Lyamlahy is a Visiting Fellow for Trinity term 2024. 

He is an Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Chicago and holds a DPhil in French from the University of Oxford (St Anne’s College). He works on francophone North African literature in relation to political, social, and cultural debates in the region and beyond. His broad research interests include contemporary fiction and poetry in French, literary and postcolonial theory, and translation. He is the coeditor, with Jane Hiddleston, of Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism, and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond (Liverpool University Press, 2020). His book project, under contract with Liverpool University Press, explores subversive and nostalgic modes of writing in postcolonial Moroccan literature. He is currently working on a new project that examines the notions of selfhood and otherness in post-2011 francophone North African literature. Professor Lyamlahy is also a writer and literary critic. He is the author of two novels, Un roman étranger (2017) and Évocation d’un mémorial à Venise (2023), both published by Éditions Présence Africaine in Paris, and has translated Felwine Sarr’s Habiter le monde: essai de politique relationnelle into Arabic (Kulte Éditions, 2022).