My research is informed by intersection of gender and sexuality with Francophone communities primarily in North Africa and the Levant. I am interested in expression of sexual identity and citizenship and how protagonists navigate these issues in relationship to their family and their society.
A second axe of reserach interests is in HIV/AIDS studies in France. I investigate and chronicle France's literary response to HIV/AIDS from the late 80's until today, primarily how the depiction of masculinity has evolved in this literature over the last twenty-five years. I recently co-edited a special issue on this topic with Contemporary French Civilization.
Additionally, I am currently the Assistant Editor for Contemporary French Civilization an academic journal dedicated to studying all aspects of culture and civilization in the French and Francophone worlds.
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- Ph.D. French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Maroun, Daniel. "Marginal Masculinities: Disidentifying Sexual Performativity Across Abdellah Taïa’s Novels" Abdellah Taïa's Queer Migrations: Non-places, Affect, and Temporalities. Lexington Books, 2021.
- Maroun, Daniel. "Forty years of HIV/AIDS narratives. What’s next?" Contemporary French Civilization 46.2
- Maroun, Daniel, translator. Works of Guillaume Dustan, Semiotexte 2021.
- Maroun, Daniel. "Comment échapper à la honte du zamel." @nalyses: Revue de Critque et de Théorie Littéraire 11.3 (2016)