Patronus: A horse at heart
Favourite Quote: “…Death which is not the end of life, but the final saturation with absence.”-Raoul Vaneigem.
Kenza Yousfi is a feminist ethnographer, writer, and researcher. Her engagement has been with topics around gendered political economies, issues of political violence, conflict and peace, subjectivities in border zones and within movements of migration, escape, and liberation movements. Her feminist project aims to project politics of hope and reinvigorate meanings of the political outside of institutional movements and groups and show the possibilities between intellectual conversations and praxis. Kenza’s prominent occupation is being in the field. She has done extended fieldwork in Mauritania, Senegal, Morocco, Western Sahara and Algeria. In addition, she is a freelance facilitator and evaluator of various programs, but with a feminist twist looking into revolutionizing everything from the way organizations design their programs and set up their indicators to the way they involve the target community in programmatic management. Kenza is fluent in three different dialects of Arabic, which she considers as language and not dialect, English, French, some basic Tamazight, and is learning Spanish. She is currently based in Rabat, Morocco.