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Boum, Aomar

Associate Professor, Anthropology


As a socio-cultural anthropologist, my main research explores how Moroccan Muslims remember, picture, and construct Jewishness and Moroccan Judaism. I have published a number of academic articles on the representation of Jews in Moroccan museums, the migration of Saharan Jewry toward Israel in 1962, traditional Jewish education and the Alliance Israélite Universelle in southern Moroccan oases, the performance of toleration and Judeo-Muslim symbiosis in post-independence Morocco, the relationship between Muslim judges and Jews in southern Morocco, and the history and historiography of rural Moroccan Jewry. I have also published on ethnic folkdances and nationalism, traditional Islamic and modern education, as well as Hip-hop and youth dissent in Morocco, and youth culture.

DISCIPLINE
Anthropology
SUB AREAS
Islamic Law   
Islamic Studies   
Judaic Studies   
Maghreb Studies   
Minorities   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Maghreb   
Morocco   
SPECIALTIES
Hist & Histgy of MENA   
Islam   
N Af Jewry   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2006AnthroU of Arizona
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Aomar Boum






Department of Anthropology
University of California
375 Portola Plaza, 311 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA
90095
United States
Phone:(310) 825-9516
aboum@anthro.ucla.edu

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