Category Archives: Fulbright Student Research in Morocco, 2010-2011

Selou – سلو

Selou is a tasty powdery mix of almonds, sesame seeds, sugar and spices. Moroccans eat the stuff by the spoonful with a glass of sweet mint tea during Ramadan, or when they’ve just given birth. It also keeps well, so … Continue reading

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Babies! – الاطفال

Congratulations to the Benouna and the Lamrani Family! With (From L to R) his uncle Hamza, Aunties Latifa and Nazha and Grandma Ilham

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Friday afternoons – بعد الظهر في يوم الجمعة

This past week I’ve been working on my end-of-grant paper. Some days I am so productive: analyzing data and writing up a storm. Other days I just edit: add this, delete that. Today I got an early start, and I’ll … Continue reading

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3 stops on the return trip to Fez – مراكش ودار البيضاء ورباط

Making our way back to Fez, we went via bus from Tafraout to Marrakesh. Even though it was a CTM bus, people on the winding road couldn’t handle the turns and at one point the driver announced; If you’re going … Continue reading

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Tafraout and around – مدينة تافراوت وحولها

After the coast, we headed inland to the Anti-Atlas town of Tafraout. We traveled by grand taxi via the narrow, winding mountain road, the taxi driver blasting Moroccan pop and whipping around corners. The man sitting next to me was … Continue reading

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Sidi Ifni & Leghzira – سيدي إفني ولغزيرة

I spoke at the new Fulbright orientation in Rabat a few weeks ago. Along with a few of my colleagues, we imparted advice we thought helpful and answered questions from the new group of student researchers. I’ve grown so much … Continue reading

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First day of school- بداية الفصل الدراسي

Girls walk linked arm-in-arm wearing new starched white lab coats. The smaller kids in blue button-down uniform jackets run through the streets. Their backpacks bounce side to side and look oversized on their tiny backs. The donut svinj shop across … Continue reading

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