Andrea Khalil is an Associate Professor at the City University of New York. As the 2012/2013 Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia, Andrea Khalil is continuing her on-going research project on political crowds in North Africa. She is author of the forthcoming book Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria and Libya (London: Routledge, 2014).

The Language of the Political Crowd in Tunisia


The 17th of December 2012 marked the second anniversary since the start of the Arab Spring in Tunisia. The actions of the Tunisian people helped inspire profound transformation across North Africa and invigorated similar discussions and protest movements throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. African Futures wishes to pay tribute to this occasion with an essay by Andrea Khalil, which analyzes the power of collective mobilization and language in Tunisia’s on-going revolution. – eds.
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