Khalid Lyamlahy is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Chicago. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford (St Anne’s College) and his work focuses on North African Francophone literature in relation to political, social, and cultural debates in the region and beyond. His research interests include contemporary fiction and poetry in French, literary and postcolonial theory, and translation. His scholarly publications have appeared in Research in African Literature, The Journal of North African Studies, the Irish Journal of French Studies, and Revue Roland Barthes. Besides his academic work, he has published a novel, Un Roman Étranger (Présence Africaine Editions, 2017) and is a regular contributor to several literary magazines in France and the US.