Anis Ben Amor

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Anis Ben Amor
  • Literature & Cultural Studies

Areas of Expertise:
European ethnology; Cultural theories; Humanities methodologies; Comparative literature; Surrealism and African literature; (Post-)Apartheid literature; Translation; Teaching German as a foreign language

2016 - 2021


University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

Higher Institute of Humanities
Department of Applied Languages
26, Avenue Darghouth Pacha
1007 Tunis

+216 260 739 86
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About me

My research lies at the intersection of literary, cultural and translation studies, and deals with education policy. Since joining AGYA, memorable projects have included a series of meetings in 2016 with high-ranking Tunisian scholars and decision-makers on higher education reform and, in 2018, a conference on the ‘Impact of Education on Employment: Cases from Germany and Arab Countries’. Fellow AGYA member Stefan Maneval and I organized a project titled ‘Tunis Encounters: Migration in Aesthetics and Literature’. Focusing on translocal and transcultural migration and the mixing of aesthetic and literary forms, we produce a series of publications bridging literature, art, and academic fields like comparative literature, art history, musicology, Middle Eastern studies, and translation studies. In another project, fellow AGYA member Luise Fischer and I analyse capacity building needs and opportunities among staff in higher education in Germany, Tunisia and other Arab countries, particularly in the social sciences, humanities and arts. Our analysis will inform policy recommendations for higher education reform.

As an AGYA alumnus, I enjoy establishing cooperation and new research opportunities with partners from Germany and Arab countries in the field of education.

AGYA facilitates knowledge not only between research disciplines, but between societies.

It has helped me see things from different perspectives, while also achieving tangible results. 

My Commitment to AGYA
Former AGYA Co-President
Former Member of the AGYA Steering Committee
Member in Charge of the Working Group Arab and German Education
Task Force AGYA’s Online Annual Conference in Kuwait (2020)
Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members' (2017-2020)

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Favourite novel:
The Dam by Mahmoud Messadi (Arabic: Al-Sod)

The scientist from my country you should know:
Tahar Haddad, Tunisian scholar and reformer