Maurice Jr. Marc Labelle

Assistant Professor
University of Saskatchewan
Short Bio: 

Dr. Maurice Jr. M. Labelle specializes in the interconnected histories of Arab decolonization, postcolonialism, and US-Middle East Relations. More specifically, he is most interested in historicizing the Palestinian-American public intellectual Edward Said, his political activism, as well as his influential anti-imperial critique of the United States--most famously outlined in his seminal 1978 book, Orientalism. Dr. Labelle's scholarship has been published in top-tier academic journals, such as Diplomatic History, the Journal of Global History, and International History Review, and has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and numerous U.S. presidential libraries and archives. Furthermore, he has offered informed commentary for various local, national, and global news agencies, most notably CTV Regina, Al-Jazeera, the BBC, and Radio Canada.