Ramzi Rouighi
Associate Professor, University of Southern California

Ramzi Rouighi is an associate professor of Middle East studies at the University of Southern California. His latest book is Inventing the Berbers: History and Ideology in the Maghrib (2019). He lives in Los Angeles. 

Written by Ramzi Rouighi

Berber women photographed in January 1932. Photo by Marcelin Flandrin/National Geographic

Essay/
Race and ethnicity
Race on the mind

When Europeans colonised North Africa, they imposed their preoccupation with race onto its diverse peoples and deep past

Ramzi Rouighi