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Ratiba Hadj-Moussa

Department of Sociology

Associate Professor
 
Office: Vari Hall, 2102
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77989
Emailrhm@yorku.ca
 
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My areas of specialization are the sociology of culture and political sociology. My research interests range from common cultural artifacts to art (cinema) and visual culture in general. My work is anchored within the scope of three major fields: 1. Mediascapes, principally new media, in relation to politics and shared spaces as they are constituted and evolve in non-Western contexts; 2. Secularism and Islam in the West as well as in Muslim-majority societies; 3. Marginalized forms of protest and new forms of the political.

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Selected Publications

2012 « Sur un concept contesté : la sphère publique arabe est-elle solide sur terre ? », Anthropologie et Sociétés (MédiaMorphoses : la télévision, quel vecteur de changements ?)

2012 « Des pauvres de la politique à la politique des pauvres », SociologieS, Théories et recherches, mis en ligne le 27 janvier 2012. URL : http://sociologies.revues.org/3884.

2010«Ce que la télévision fait voir. Logique des frontières et enjeux de société en Algérie», SociologieS, (on line, théories et recherches , September 29, www.Sociologies.revues.org/index3221.htlm, 23 pages).

2010 "Seeking Liberty and Constructing Identities: Algerian Publics and Satellite Television”, Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, S. Shami (Ed.), New York, Social Sciences Research Council: 263-298 .

2008 “Beyond the Borders: Which Arab Public for Which Public Sphere?”, The World as A Global Agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, L. Touaif, S. Boutkhil (Eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press: 61-73.

2008 «Marginality and Ordinary Memory: Body Centrality and the Plea for Recognition in Recent Algerian Films», Journal of North African Studies,: 13. 2 : 187-199.

Current Research Projects

  • New Forms of the Political : The Politics of Small things  more...
  • New media and Public Sphere in the Maghreb (SSHRC)  more...
  • Media and Muslim in Women in Canada (SSHRC)  more...
  • Secularism (New Muslim Philosophers)  more...

Selected Publications

2012 « Sur un concept contesté : la sphère publique arabe est-elle solide sur terre ? », Anthropologie et Sociétés (MédiaMorphoses : la télévision, quel vecteur de changements ?)

2012 « Des pauvres de la politique à la politique des pauvres », SociologieS, Théories et recherches, mis en ligne le 27 janvier 2012. URL : http://sociologies.revues.org/3884.

2010«Ce que la télévision fait voir. Logique des frontières et enjeux de société en Algérie», SociologieS, (on line, théories et recherches , September 29, www.Sociologies.revues.org/index3221.htlm, 23 pages).

2010 "Seeking Liberty and Constructing Identities: Algerian Publics and Satellite Television”, Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, S. Shami (Ed.), New York, Social Sciences Research Council: 263-298 .

2008 “Beyond the Borders: Which Arab Public for Which Public Sphere?”, The World as A Global Agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, L. Touaif, S. Boutkhil (Eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press: 61-73.

2008 «Marginality and Ordinary Memory: Body Centrality and the Plea for Recognition in Recent Algerian Films», Journal of North African Studies,: 13. 2 : 187-199.


My areas of specialization are the sociology of culture and political sociology. My research interests range from common cultural artifacts to art (cinema) and visual culture in general. My work is anchored within the scope of three major fields: 1. Mediascapes, principally new media, in relation to politics and shared spaces as they are constituted and evolve in non-Western contexts; 2. Secularism and Islam in the West as well as in Muslim-majority societies; 3. Marginalized forms of protest and new forms of the political.


Other Positions /affiliations

• Research Fellow, Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux, (IRIS, École des études en Sciences sociales, Paris)
• Member, Editorial Board, Brill Publishers, Collection: Youth in a Globalizing World

Contributions to the Profession (Symposium organization, recent)

2012 Co-organizer with Michael Nijhawan (York). International Workshop, Constellations, Confrontations and Aspirations. Reflections on Diaspora and Transnationalism Through the Lens of Youth Formations, York University, May 22-23.

2011 Co-organiser and co-Chair with Jose Curto (York), Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies («Africa: Here and There»), York University , 5-6-7, May 2011.

2011 Co-organiser with Sophie Wahnich (CNRS, Paris). Workshop on « Riots Around the Mediterranean and Beyond», the Mediterranean Programme, European University University Institue in Florence, April 2011.

Area of Specialization

Sociology of Culture and Political Sociology


Degrees

Ph.D. in Sociology, Université Laval
D.E.A. in Art du Spectacle, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III)
D.E.A. in Sociology (Theory), Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII)

Current Research Projects

  • New Forms of the Political : The Politics of Small things
  • New media and Public Sphere in the Maghreb (SSHRC)
  • Media and Muslim in Women in Canada (SSHRC)
  • Secularism (New Muslim Philosophers)

Selected Publications

2012 « Sur un concept contesté : la sphère publique arabe est-elle solide sur terre ? », Anthropologie et Sociétés (MédiaMorphoses : la télévision, quel vecteur de changements ?)

2012 « Des pauvres de la politique à la politique des pauvres », SociologieS, Théories et recherches, mis en ligne le 27 janvier 2012. URL : http://sociologies.revues.org/3884.

2010«Ce que la télévision fait voir. Logique des frontières et enjeux de société en Algérie», SociologieS, (on line, théories et recherches , September 29, www.Sociologies.revues.org/index3221.htlm, 23 pages).

2010 "Seeking Liberty and Constructing Identities: Algerian Publics and Satellite Television”, Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, S. Shami (Ed.), New York, Social Sciences Research Council: 263-298 .

2008 “Beyond the Borders: Which Arab Public for Which Public Sphere?”, The World as A Global Agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, L. Touaif, S. Boutkhil (Eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press: 61-73.

2008 «Marginality and Ordinary Memory: Body Centrality and the Plea for Recognition in Recent Algerian Films», Journal of North African Studies,: 13. 2 : 187-199.