Kenza Yousfi

Kenza Yousfi

Biography: 

Kenza Yousfi is a feminist ethnographer, writer, and researcher. Her engagement has been with topics around gendered political economies, issues of political violence, subjectivities in border zones and within movements of migration, escape, and liberation movements. Her feminist project aims to project politics of hope and reinvigorate meanings of the political outside of institutional movements and groups and show the possibilities between intellectual conversations and praxis. Kenza’s prominent occupation is being in the field. She has done extended fieldwork in Mauritania, Senegal, Morocco, and Algeria and is currently researching political violence and marginalization among Moroccan youth. She is a graduate of the Cynthia Nelson Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies, at the American University of Cairo.