Author Archives: Shamar Robinson

Artisan Life Interview with Jawad Al Hasnaoui

For this project, we have sought to learn about the life history of artisans and how their experiences shape and affirm their Sefrioui identity. With the purpose of drawing the most from the interviewees as they freely unfold accounts of their lives, the setting was mostly informal and the questions were open-ended; in fact, we […]

The Cherry Festival and Gender Roles in Sefrou

  Traditionally in Sefrou, and before the rise of the feminist empowerment movement, men occupied the public sphere as they pleased. They freely engaged in the workforce, worked and shopped at markets, and even monopolised politics. In the past, this forced women to live privately, hence their exclusion from the rest of society and the lack […]