Adel Ben Bella

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Year Entered: 2020

Adel Ben Bella is a PhD student in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. He holds a BA in Lettres Modernes Spécialisées from Université de La Sorbonne, and an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. His work revolves around twentieth century colonial and postcolonial France and Algeria with a focus on activist and militant media and literary creation within the context of the Algerian war and Algerian identity formation. Adel is also a practicing documentary filmmaker.

Research interests: visual culture, documentary, photography, cultural activism, representation, Algeria, colonial France, postcolonialism, personal and collective identity formations, personal histories.