Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 109
Greeley, Colorado 80639
Office: Ross 1190B
Phone: (970) 351-2373
Fax: (970) 351-3378
Office Hours: TR 12:30-1:30pm, W 11-12pm and by appointment
Professor 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, England 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, such as Advanced Creative Nonfiction, The Art of Persuasion, and Stylistics. He also teaches world literature courses, such as Fairy Tales from Around the World, Francophone Literature of the Maghreb and the Caribbean, and an Honors course called Confluence of Cultures.
Professor Ezzaher’s publications include Writing and Cultural Influence: Studies in Rhetorical History, Orientalist Discourse, and Post-Colonial Criticism (Peter Lang, 2003) and Three Arabic Treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: The Commentaries of al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015). The second book has been nominated for Rhetoric Society of America Book Award. His most recent publications also 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.
Professor Ezzaher has been awarded a National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship for the academic year 2015-2016 to work on his next book project, which is an Arabic-English translation of Averroes’s Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Rhetoric.
During the summer of 2005, Professor Ezzaher was a 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 Arabic and French.