With an English teaching experience extending over 24 years, M.A. Ahl Ben Taleb is a Moroccan researcher in the field of race, ethnicity and alterity in literature and culture. The approach of otherness in Western awareness framed his early interest in Jewish alterity as it was represented on the English renaissance stage. One of his primary concern is the revisiting of western modernity, its dynamics of social change and the destiny of non-European minorities within it from the perspective of Egyptian intellectual AbdelWahab Elmessiri’s Jewish Functional Groups Paradigm. While Jewish alterity has occupied the major portion of his intellectual concerns and research endeavors, the literary representation of moor alterity in English consciousness has also constituted a promising field of interest, and constituted the core of his dissertation project at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Read more