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Romance and Classical Studies
Jehane Benjarrai
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Benjarri.jpgJehane was born and grew up in Nantes, France and is originally from Morocco. She has worked and traveled throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East.

She holds an MA in Translation for International Relations from the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes in Brussels, Belgium and an MA in International Development Program Management from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs, Paris. She has a multidisciplinary professional and academic background with several years of experience in the fields of International Affairs and Education.

Her previous positions include Communication/Public Information assistant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in France, Linguistic Attaché and French Higher Education Advisor at the French Embassy in Bahrain, and Translator at Amnesty International in Paris and in a translation/interpretation company in Montreal, Canada. Her unwavering support for the Francophone cause took her to Dublin, Ireland where she worked as a French teacher and to Bahrain where she acted as Head of the French Department in an international school.

 She is passionate about intercultural and non-violent communication, international and peace education and her wide range of interests include, among others, (de)constructing representations in political and media speeches, ethno-racial issues in France and the United States, and post-colonial and contemporary studies.

She is currently working as a TA while pursuing an MA in French at the Department of Romance & Classical Studies at Michigan State University.