Dr. Yacine Daddi Addoun received his BA from the University of Algiers, Algeria, his MA from the INALCO in Paris, France, and his PhD from York University in Toronto, Canada in 2010.
His work examines the history of slavery, abolition, in the context of colonialism in Algeria. In his research and teaching, Prof. Daddi Addoun interrogates issues of slavery, race, and racism, and their impact on Muslim, Middle Eastern, and African societies. He’s also committed to seeing the Sahara as a space of connection and interaction, rather than a barrier between North and Sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, he’s been documenting the individual experiences of trans-Saharan migrants, in their journey to Europe, and stressing the parallels between historical and contemporary forced migrations through the same routes.
Before joining Emory, Prof. Daddi Addoun taught at the University of Kansas and the University of Notre Dame. Parallel to his teaching, he serves as the editor of Ibadica, a publisher specializing in critical editions and historical books on Ibadism, the third branch of Islam different from Sunnism and Shiism.