Jyhene Kebsi

Jyhene Kebsi

Director of Learning & Teaching. Her research and teaching sit at the intersection of world literatures and North African and Middle Eastern Gender Studies. She teaches and researches on anglophone Arab women’s literature and cinema, particularly refugee women’s narratives and testimonies. Dr. Kebsi’s courses have a special focus on feminism in the Arab context. Dr. Kebsi is the founder and convenor of the Gendered Transnational Texts and Communities Network. Dr. Kebsi is the recipient of multiple prizes and awards, including Fulbright.

04 February 2022

“Halal meat will be banned starting from July 2021!!!” This message was issued by the Great Mosques of Paris, Lyon and Evry, which criticized the French government for banning the halal method of animal slaughter. The Islamic slaughter rite – like the Kosher one – prohibits stunning before death and requires the butcher to kill the animal by swiftly slitting its throat with a single slash to the neck. The announcement received massive media coverage and had a strong impact on the French Muslim minority.