- Associate Professor
- Arabic & French
- Languages, Literatures and Culture
- Ph.D. Indiana University
Professor Hirchi, Associate Professor of Arabic and French at Colorado State University, studied in Switzerland and France before completing his BA, MA and PhD at Indiana University and his MBA at Colorado State. Dr. Hirchi teaches courses in Arabic language, Middle Eastern & North African Cinema, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture in Translation, Business French and French literature. He developed CSU’s Arabic program and co-directed a major grant project to enhance International Studies and Arabic. He was the recipient of a bi-regional Fulbright Grant to conduct research on the “Reconfigurations of Metropolitan Space in Jordanian and Moroccan Cinema.” Professor Hirchi has led students on summer study abroad programs in Morocco and France. He is a staunch supporter of international education and has been involved in campus activities that promote multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion.
Professor Hirchi has published on Maghrebian and French literature and cinema.
La reécriture de l’Histoire dans la littérature francophone. Peter Lang Press, 2017.
2014 : “L’image du noir dans l’esthétique de l’avant-garde: Blaise Cendrars et la notion du primitivisme.” al-Maghrib al-Ifrîqî (Rabat, Morocco). pp. 175-194.
2013: “Yves Valentin Mudimbé et la reproduction du savoir Africain.” al-Maghrib al-Ifrîqî (Rabat, Morocco.) pp. 39-57
2013: “Visual Reconfigurations of Casablanca in Contemporary Moroccan Cinema.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 30.2 (February). pp. 115-126.
2011: “Le film Indigènes et le modèle républicain.” International Journal of Francophone Studies. 14.4. pp. 589-598.
2011: “La réception du Passé simple de Driss Chraïbi en 1954 selon l’approche jaussienne.” 26.1 & 2. Etudes Francophones. pp. 133-141.
2011: “The Ethics and Politics of Laila Marrakchi’s Marock” in a special issue of the South Central Review, “Cinema in and out of the Maghreb.” 28.1 (Spring). pp. 90-109.
2010: “Metropolitan Delusions in the 21st Century: Mohamed Hmoudane’s French Dream.” Journal of North African Studies. Routledge. 15.3 (September). pp. 305-314.
2010: “French Colonialism and the Political Philosophy of Saint-Simon.” al-Maghrib al-Ifrîqî (Rabat, Morocco).
2007: “Media Representations of the Middle East.” Media Development Journal (Toronto, Canada) 54. pp. 7-11.
2007: “Political Islam in Morocco: The Case of the Party of Justice and Development (PJD).” Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Bulletin 75. pp.24-29.
2006: Interview with Abdourahman Waberi. The French Review, 70.3. pp. 598-603.
2006: “Black Orpheus: Negritude, Pan-Africanism and the Questions of Race.” al-Maghrib al-Ifrîqî 7 (Rabat, Morocco). pp. 53-67.
2003: “Déambulations aux confins de la langue et de la mémoire collective : le cas d’Assia Djebar.” International Journal of Francophone Studies 6.2. pp. 87-102.
2006: “Entre rêve et réalité: Les enfants des rues étroites d’Abdelhak Serhane et Ali Zaoua de Nabil Ayouch.” Autour des écrivains maghrébins : Abdelhak Serhane. Ed. Khalid Zekri. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 127-135.
2004: “The Importance of Information Technology in Distance Education: The Case of the Open University of Tanzania (OUT).” Language on the Edge: Implications for Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures. Eds. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Richard Donovan, Thomas Abbott. Emerging Technologies in Teaching Languages & Culture, Vol. 4. San Diego: LARC, pp. 187-196.