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Lucy McNair
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Lucy R. McNair is a translator and Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, The City University of New York, where she co-leads a faculty seminar on Language Across the Curriculum and co-curates the New York Forum of Amazigh Film ( ). She holds a PhD. in Comparative Literature and a M.A. in Modern Languages. Her literary translations and scholarship focus on francophone North Africa and its diaspora, including Amazigh literature and film. Her literary translations include Mouloud Feraoun’s Algerian classic, The Poor Man’s Son (University of Virginia Press, 2005), Moroccan writer Edmond Amran El Maleh’s short story, “Taksiat” (Poems for the Millennium, Volume Four , University of California Press, 2012), and contributed translations to SOUFFLES-ANFAS: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics (Stanford University Press, 2015) and Lamalif: A Critical Anthology of Societal Debates in Morocco during the Years of Lead (1966-1988), (Liverpool University Press, 2023). Her articles appear in Jaddaliyya, Language, Culture and Curriculum, and Journal of North African Studies. She is currently editing a collection of articles on Amazigh cinema.
Geographic Areas of Interest
Francophone North Arfrican Literature
Amazigh Film
English (native)
French (fluent)
German (advanced)
PhD | 2011 | Comparative Literature | CUNY Graduate Center
Reading Indigneous Female Narratives in Amazigh Films