MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Mr. Rachid Benharrousse

Rachid Benharrousse is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Mohamed V in Rabat. His primary doctoral research traces the ontology of the Maghrebian obsession with Illegal border-crossing in Maghrebian Literature. He has been a Research Fellow at the Moroccan Cultural Studies Center, the University of Fez, a researcher at the Paris Institute for Critical Thinking (PICT), an Early Career Researcher at the Association of Middle Eastern Women's Studies, and a Researcher at the Palah Light Lab, University of Buffalo. Recently, Benharrousse was a Researcher of Digital Studies at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University under the Digital Self-Determination Research Sprint; in the latter, his research has theorized the concept of Digital Self-Determination through Arab, Decolonial perspectives. He is the author of Digital Poetry and the Transcendence of Print Poetry's Boundaries: Interactivity and the Reader.

Doctorate, Mohammed V University in Rabat
Current or most recent Employer

Doctoral Candidate

Mohammed V University in Rabat
Time in Post - 2

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Education, Humanities, Political science, Religious/clerical, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Politician/political party, Social/Public Policy, Sociology

Contact Info

Department of English and Cultural Studies
Mohammed V University in Rabat
Rabat, Morocco
Social Media

@benharrousseR (Twitter)

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 2 years )

Education policy ( 2 years )

Gender equality

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 3 years )

Women ( 3 years )

Refugees ( 4 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years


Education policy

Gender equality

Labour and employment polices


Academic publications