Tina Barouti is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University specializing in modern and contemporary African art. In 2015, she received her M.A. from Boston University, where she focused on photography during Algeria’s civil war of the nineties. In 2017-2018, Barouti conducted fieldwork in Morocco for her dissertation “A Critical Chronology: L’Institut National des Beaux-Arts in Tétouan from 1957 to the Age of Mohammed VI,” with the support of a U.S. Student Fulbright Fellowship, a Boston University Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship, and a Boston University Arts Initiative Graduate Arts Research Grant. Currently, Barouti serves as archival researcher for an upcoming exhibition on Moroccan art at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Peter Kitlas is a graduate student of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His research interests include the eighteenth century Mediterranean, early modern state developments, and Moroccan-Ottoman diplomatic relations.
Liz Matsushita is a historian of Morocco, North Africa, and French Empire in the 20th century. She is currently a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her dissertation focuses on musicology and musical policy in North Africa and its connections to race, gender, and identity in the colonial and post-colonial periods.