Lahcen E. Ezzaher has been a University of Northern Colorado faculty since 1997. He holds a Master’s degree in Translation & Linguistics from the University of Bath, UK and a Ph. D. in Rhetoric from the University of Arizona. He regularly teaches a graduate seminar on the history and theory of rhetoric, upper-division writing courses like the Essay and the Art of Persuasion, world literature courses like Fairy Tales from Around the World, Francophone Literature of the Maghreb and the Caribbean, and an Honors course called Confluence of Cultures. He has published a book titled Writing and Cultural Influence: Studies in Rhetorical History, Orientalist Discourse, and Post-Colonial Criticism. His most recent publications include an Arabic-English translation of Alfarabi’s commentary on Aristotle’s Rhetoric, for which he won an award for the best essay published in Rhetorica (2008), an Arabic-English translation of Avicenna’s commentary on Aristotle’s Rhetoric (Advances in the History of Rhetoric, 2011), and articles on issues of language and multiculturalism. He has just completed a book manuscript titled Three Arabic Treatises in Rhetoric: The Commentaries of Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on Aristotle’s Rhetoric, which will be published by Southern Illinois University Press.
During the summer of 2005, Ezzaher was visiting professor of World Literature at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Professor Ezzaher is a native of Fes, Morocco, where he taught translation, stylistics, and world literature at the University Mohamed Ben Abdallah before moving to the United States in 1990. He is also fluent in French and Arabic.