Mena B. Lafkioui - Curriculum Vitae#

I. Education
  • 2010: Habilitation in “Sciences du langage”, EHESS, Paris; Des formes linguistiques aux processus langagiers
  • 1999: Ph.D. in Linguistics, INALCO, Paris; Syntaxe intégrée de l’énoncé non-verbal berbère
  • 1995: Postgraduate (Diplôme d’études approfondies) in Linguistics, INALCO, Paris
  • 1994: Masters in Oriental Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Ghent

II. Teaching Experience and related responsibilities (selected)

(1) Delivered numerous courses and organised many seminars in linguistics, typology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and computational linguistics at different European and extra-European universities

(2) Served as visiting Professor and researcher at several institutions in Europe, in the USA, and in Africa

(3) Served as invited speaker to deliver conferences at post-graduate seminars at different universities

(4) Supervised and co-supervised 9 post-doctoral fellows, 10 Ph.D. students, as well as 55 Master dissertations

III. Professional services (selected)

(1) Organized 17 international scientific meetings: 7 conferences, 8 workshops and 2 panels

(2) Member of editorial boards:

2a) International Journal Dialectologia et Geolinguistica (ISSN 1867-0903)
(2b) International Journal Afrika Focus (ISSN 0772-084X)
(2c) Publication Series Studi Camito-semitici (ISSN 2035-5068)
(2d) Asinag - Revue scientifique de l’Institut royal de la culture amazighe (

(3) Institutional responsibilities

(3a) 2014-present, Member Steering Committee and Scientific Council of Classe di Studi africani, Academia Ambrosiana
(3b) 2014-present, Member Scientific Council of the Laboratoire d’excellence Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, Paris

(3c) 2011-2018, Member Scientific Council of "Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca - Albo Revisori - Cineca"(SH4_6, SH4_8, SH5_10)

(3d) 2006-2018, Member Scholarly committee of Ph.D. school “Collegio di Dottorato in Storia economica, Demografia, Istituzioni e Società nei Paesi Mediterranei”

(3e) 2005-present, Member Scholarly committee of Ph.D. school Languages and Cultures of Africa, UGent

(4) Member of 10 scientific societies, e.g. Société de Linguistique de Paris

(5) Secured highly competitive grants and fellowships from prominent funders of research in Europe

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