Hourya Bentouhami (Troyes, 1979), is a French-Moroccan philosopher, professor at the University of Toulouse II and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her research work deals with nonviolence and civil disobedience, themes she approaches in light of the history of transatlantic slavery, colonization and post-colonial Mediterranean migration.
A PhD in Philosophy and former student of l’École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, she has taught and lectured at numerous universities abroad: Columbia University in New York; Universidad Nacional de los Andes in Colombia, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain, University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin, Brunel University and King’s College in London, Tbilisi State University in Georgia, European Institute of Florence in Italy and University of Montreal in Canada. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes and grants, including Casa de Velázquez, Dorothy Leet Fellowship, Global Program of Columbia University and Institut Universitaire de France.
Her publications include Race, cultures, identités. Une approche féministe et postcoloniale (Presses Universitaires de France, 2015) and Le dépôt des armes. Non-violence et désobéissance civile (Presses Universitaires de France, 2015).