A History of Franco-Muslim Education in Morocco and in Northwest Africa

Biography: Dr. Samuel Anderson is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He received a PhD in African History from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2018. His research focuses on education, race, and religion in northwest African Muslim societies under colonial rule. His current project examines the … Read more A History of Franco-Muslim Education in Morocco and in Northwest Africa


Podcast: Landscape and Identity in Medieval Morocco, by Dr. Abbey Stockstill

Dr. Abbey Stockstill

Abstract Why does Marrakesh look the way that it does? The Red City is the topic of the forthcoming book by Dr. Abbey Stockstill, in which she discusses the medieval city’s relationship with its founding dynasties, the local landscape, and Berber politics in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. As the notion of what it meant … Read more Podcast: Landscape and Identity in Medieval Morocco, by Dr. Abbey Stockstill


Podcast: Queens Of Words: Moroccan Women Zajal Poets by Catherine Cartier

Abstract: Zajal, which flourished in 14th century Andalusia, is a genre of poetry composed in spoken Arabic—Moroccan Arabic/Darija in this case. The genre reemerged in postcolonial Morocco, when it was largely published in newspapers. The recent history of zajal may appear male dominated: the 1992 edition of Afaq, the Journal of the Moroccan Writer’s Union, … Read more Podcast: Queens Of Words: Moroccan Women Zajal Poets by Catherine Cartier


MAPPING MEMORIES, CREATING HISTORY: THE TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION, by Emily Albrecht

Abstract:  The Tangier American Legation hosted the U.S. Legation and Consulate for 140 years, and was the formal conduit for diplomatic and consular relations between the United States and Morocco. After the diplomatic move to Rabat after Morocco’s independence in 1956, the building operated as a Foreign Service Institute and, later, as a Peace Corps … Read more MAPPING MEMORIES, CREATING HISTORY: THE TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION, by Emily Albrecht


TALIM Participates in the Parcours des Arts de Tanger with an Exhibit by Fatima Gharbaoui

Women's Market in front of St. Andrews Church

From October 1-31, 2021, cultural institutions and art galleries fill Tangier with beauty with a circuit of visual arts called the “Parcours des Arts de Tanger”. TALIM is one of twelve institutions participating in this, the third edition of the parcours. The Legation’s contribution is a special exhibit by Tangier-based artist Fatima Gharbaoui. Mme. Gharbaoui … Read more TALIM Participates in the Parcours des Arts de Tanger with an Exhibit by Fatima Gharbaoui


Outreach Coordinator, Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi

Abdelbaar was born and grew up in the countryside of the Taounate Province, he spent the last twenty-some years of his life moving from town to town, moving further away from his hometown with every step forward. He is a third-year PhD candidate in Translation Studies at Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan, Morocco, and has … Read more Outreach Coordinator, Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi


Resident Director, Jen Rasamimanana

Jen Rasamimanana assumed the role of TALIM’s Resident Director on October 1, 2021. A United States diplomat for over 20 years, she served as the U.S. Consul General in Casablanca from 2017-2020. She retired from the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor in 2021, having led press, cultural, and educational outreach for the … Read more Resident Director, Jen Rasamimanana


Podcast: Roots and Traces of Contemporary Cultural Life in Tangier

By: George Bajalia and Aida Alami In this discussion at Youmein 2021: Roots and Traces, anthropologist George Bajalia and journalist Aida Alami explore the roots and traces of contemporary cultural life in Tangier, especially as they relate to northern Morocco’s border regions.  From questions of diversity and difference to the roots of present debates around … Read more Podcast: Roots and Traces of Contemporary Cultural Life in Tangier


Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti

Ecotheology, a new academic discipline and social movement, focuses on the relationship between nature and religion. In a number of Muslim-majority countries, proponents of ecotheology have argued that the Quran, the Hadith, and other religious texts impose a unique obligation on humans: because God placed humans in charge of the environment, they must care for … Read more Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti


Annual Seminar to Mark the Bicentennial of the Legation, April 7-8

In celebration of the bicentennial of the Tangier American Legation and the long friendship between the United States and Morocco that it represents, this year’s annual TALIM April Seminar has the theme of “The Tangier American Legation’s First 200 years: Where We’ve Been and What Might Be Next?” Due to travel and assembly restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s seminar will be virtual, held in Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.