Investigadores del GRESAM participarán en el World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). El Congreso Mundial tendrá lugar en Sevilla entre el 14 y 20 de julio de 2018.

Programa WOCMES 2018

RT-8. Presentation of: ‘The subaltern foreign policies of North African countries: old and new responses to economic dependence, regional insecurity and domestic political change’, published in the Journal of North African Studies. Organised by Miguel Hernando de Larramendi,Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Tuesday 17th July 2018

11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Room: 105
Chair: Miguel Hernando de Larramendi, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.


Irene Fernández Molina, University of Exeter: ‘Modelling for a living: two-level games and rhetorical action in the foreign debt negotiations of post-revolutionary Tunisia’.

Yasmina Abouzzohour & Beatriz Tomé-Alonso, Universidad Loyola Andalucía: ‘Moroccan foreign policy after the Arab Spring: a turn for the Islamists or persistence of royal leadership?’

Bárbara Azaola, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha: ‘The foreign policy of post-Mubarak Egypt and the strengthening of relations with Saudi Arabia: balancing between economic vulnerability and regional and regime security’.

Francisco Freire, CRIA-FCSH NOVA: ‘Mauritanian foreign policy and the international dimensions of social activism’.



PA-012. Stability and reconfiguration in the Middle East and North Africa. (Part 1 of 2). Organised byPaloma Gómez del Miño, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

July 16th, 2018 / 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. / Room: 113

Chair: Miguel Hernando de Larramendi, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Discussant: Irene Fernández Molina, University of Exeter.

Angela Andreatta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: ‘Shifting powers in Middle East: Regional and international implications of the Iran Nuclear Agreement of 2015’.

Paloma Gómez del Miño, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: ‘The foreign policy of Saudi Arabia to the Middle East. A scheme of interconnected circles’.

Miguel Ángel Benedicto, European University and Pontifical University of Comillas: ‘The complex challenge of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030’.

David Hernández Martínez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: ‘Security dilemmas in the Gulf’.

Juan Carlos Pastor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: ‘New geopolitical perspectives in the Persian Gulf area: the Iran and Qatar relations’.

Carmen Rodríguez López, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: ‘Geopolitical statements of Spain in its candidacy to the EC’.


PA-167. Negotiating migrants’ identities.

July 18th, 2018 / 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. / Room: 213

Chair: Ana Isabel Planet Contreras, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Alam Saleh, Lancaster University & James Worrall, University of Leeds: ‘Visions of Dubai: Identity, economy and connectivity in Southern Iran’.
Alicia Español, Universidad de Sevilla: ‘Between two countries: Border identities at the Spanish-Moroccan border’.

Negar Pourebrahim Alamdar, York University: ‘Othering race, gender and culture: Negotiating an identity in the West’.

Reza Hosseini & Mahdokht Zakeri, Shahid Beheshti University: ‘A two-dimensional mind and the gap between physics and value metaphysics; epistemological thinking on the identity crisis in Middle East’.

Ana Isabel Planet Contreras, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: ‘Constructing citizenship: identity and political participation of Moroccan immigrants in Spain’.


RT-7. Curbing Islamophobia in the media: a transatlantic perspective. Organised by EuropeanInstitute of The Mediterranean (IEMED).

Tuesday 17th July 2018
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Room: 206
Chair: Ana I. Planet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.


Suad Joseph, University of California Davis: ‘Islamophobia in US media’.Alain Gresh, Orient XXI: ‘Islamophobia in French media’.

Moussa Bourekba, Barcelona Center for International Affairs, (CIDOB): ‘From institutional Islamophobia to media Islamophobia: connecting vessels’.

Lurdes Vidal, IEMED: ‘Islamophobia in Spanish printed media outlets: the experience of the Observatory of Islamophobia on Spanish media’.


PA-343. The effect of external actors in the internal political processes in the MENA region. Organised by Bosco Govantes, Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

July 20th, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. / Room: 113

Chair: Beatriz Tomé, Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

Bosco Govantes, Universidad Pablo de Olavide: ‘Dealing with change and authoritarian resilience: the cases of Tunisia and Morocco’.

Taher Al-Labadi, Paris-Dauphine University: ‘L’aide internationale dédiée à la jeunesse réfugiée au Liban du point de vue des acteurs locaux’.

Javier Lion-Bustillo, University Complutense Madrid: ‘Foreign influences in the Golan Heights and their impact on a future peace agreement in Syria’.

Bernhard Trautner, Deutsches Institut Fur Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), German Development Institute (GDI): ‘Power by proxy and the agency of domestic stake holders: The spatial dimension of the New Social Contracts for al-mashreq’.

Khaled Hroub, Northwestern University, Qatar: ‘Paradigm ‘stability-Trumps-democracy’: American politics before, during and after the Arab Spring and its implications for local dynamics’.

Cihat Battaloglu, Middle East Technical University: ‘From democratization to securitization: post Arab Spring political order in the Middle East’.



PA-303. Islamist actors and the international/regional dimension: searching a new paradigm in the study of Islamist politics. Organised by Beatriz Tomé Alonso, Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

July 20th, 2018 / 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. / Room: 111

Chair: Beatriz Tomé Alonso, Universidad Loyola Andalucía.
Beatriz Tomé Alonso, Universidad Loyola Andalucía: ‘Influence from outside-in: international factors and Islamist politics in Morocco’.

Alfonso Casani Herranz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: ‘Between religion and politics: Al-Adl wa-l-Ihsane’s “Visions 2006” and “Open doors” campaigns in Morocco’.

Julius Dihstelhoff, CNMS – Philipps-Universität Marburg and Alexander Lohse, CNMS – Philipps-Universität Marburg: ‘How does political islam shape the reconfiguration of the regional order in post-“Arab Spring” North Africa, and the Middle East?

Anca Munteanu, University of Grenoble: ‘The Islamist parties’ strategy of “specialization” between politics and preaching: a focus on the Tunisian An – Nahdha party and the models that inspired its reform’.

Giulia Cimini, University of Naples L’Orientale: ‘The experience of Ennahda in Tunisia: navigating fragile domestic and regional balances’.



PA-263. Education and colonialism in Morocco. Organised by Rosa Salgado Suárez, University of Seville.

July 19th, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. / Room: 111

Chair: Ana Torres García, Universidad de Sevilla.
Rosa Salgado Suárez, University of Seville: ‘The teaching and learning of Moroccan Arabic in Spain before and during the protectorate: the reflect of a colonial policy’.

Irene González González, GRESAM-UCLM / IREMAM-CNRS: ‘Educational networks in the colonial context: north Morocco during the early protectorate’.

María Isabel García Lafuente, Universidad de Sevilla: ‘Tetuan-Tangier-Casablanca-Oran-Veracruz: the consequences of the Franco’s armed uprising of 1936 in the life of the Spanish school teachers of the Moroccan protectorate’.

María Katjia Torres Calzada, Universidad de Sevila: ‘French colonial education in Morocco: the relatively militarization of the berber Azrou College in 1945’.


RT-20. Mapping Islam in Middle America: sources and trends. Organised by Camila Pastor,Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas.

Friday 20th July 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room: 121
Chair: Irene González González, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha. Participants:

Irene González González, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha: ‘Mapping Islam in Middle America: a discussion of sources and trends for exploring its historicity and ethnography’.

Camila Pastor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas: ‘Knowing Islam in Mexico: from the Tarikh to the French mandate and ethnography’.

Mariam Saada, California State University Fullerton: ‘Vanishing voices of Muslims and Arabic writing within colonial Mexico’.

Juan Pablo Solares: ‘Islamic traces in colonial Mexico: a glimpse at the sources’.

Miguel Fuentes, University of California Santa Barbara: ‘Homosexuality in Mexican Islam’.