Assia Rachak

Assia Rachak is a Moroccan researcher and part-time lecturer pursuing her interdisciplinary doctoral studies in Political Science at Hassan II University in Casablanca. Her dissertation “Sub- Saharan Student Mobility in Morocco: Cases of Nigerian and Ivorian Student Communities – Critical and Empirical Study of the Dialectical Relationships between Mobility and Social Integration” lies at the nexus of migration studies, international relations, public policy, integration processes, and student mobility within south-south cooperation frameworks.

Rachak has undertaken a multidisciplinary path to cultivate a polyvalent skillset encompassing intellectual flexibility and transdisciplinary research. She holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Studies and another Master’s in Marketing and Business Management. She demonstrates professional proficiency in Arabic, French, and English, validated by TOEIC, BULATS, and TEFL certifications, complemented by beginner-level Chinese (HSK certification).

Her development has been enriched through international programs focused on migration, race/gender studies, research methodologies, and intercultural relations, including training from the American Political Science Association’s MENA Methods Program and European Union funded programs on race and gender. Extending beyond her doctoral research, Rachak has actively participated in various research projects and academic conferences addressing timely sociopolitical issues at the intersection of several fields. She has contributed to international and EU-funded projects like PRIM by Expertise France and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Rachak’s research has been disseminated at conferences across Morocco, notably in Marrakech, Tangier, Agadir, and Casablanca, exploring themes within sociopolitics, migration, international relations, and intersectionality discourses. In addition to her academic pursuits, she has extensive experience as a lecturer teaching political science, international relations, business, marketing, accounting, finance and language courses at institutions like Hassan II University, EMAA American Business School, Hassan I University and the National School of Business and Management (ENCG). She is affiliated with professional bodies like the American Political Science Association and the Pan-African Festival Association, where she serves as an advisor.