Khalid Madhi

Instructor in History
Smiling man


Ph.D. University of Illinois - Chicago

B.A. Northeastern Illinois University

M.A. Northeastern Illinois University


Born and raised in a small Amazigh town in Morocco, Khalid Madhi’s life experiences and education background are diverse. He is multilingual, and his identity can best be described as transcultural. Over the past decade, Dr. Madhi taught courses on Gender and Women, Urban Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the university level in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to that, Dr. Madhi taught history and modern languages in independent schools in the American Midwest. His commitment to teaching toward global citizenship inspired him to lead the Arabic Language summer program at the prestigious Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy in Middlebury, Vermont.

As a scholar, Dr. Madhi is interested in issues of urban marginalities, conceptions of power and the status of “Other” in the contemporary determinations of politics. He is the author of a book titled Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh (Routledge, 2019) in which he focuses on the processes of urban restructuring, power relations, and the political economy of touristic authenticity in the context of global capitalism.

Dr. Madhi, lives on campus with his spouse, Kris, daughter Kenza (‘24) and Kitty the cat. In his spare time, Dr. Madhi enjoys reading, biking, traveling, cooking and working on random art projects.