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Schwedler Visits Tunisia on Anniversary of Revolution

Jillian Schwedler, Associate Professor of Political Science, spent January 14 – the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution – in Le Kef, Tunisia in an attempt to better understand the transformation that has taken place in that country since the Revolution. According to Schwdler, “before the revolution ever reached Tunis, it unfolded in smaller towns throughout the country—spreading from Sidi Bouzid to Bou Zayen, Kassrine, Thala, Ghafsa, Le Kef, and Jendouba.” She says Le Kef “represents an on-going site of dissent familiar to other neglected locations outside of Tunis, and its residents have grown frustrated with post-revolutionary elite politics in the capital.”

Schwedler’s full experience in Le Kef has been published in Jadaliyya (with Laryssa Chomiak).

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