Annick Durand

Associate Professor

A native of the south of France, Annick Durand received a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from New York University.  She has been presenting and publishing on Maghrebine literature in French, Expatriates in Tangier, and Orientalism.  She joined Zayed University in Dubai in 2004, where she has been working as Associate Professor while serving in various administrative positions (Assistant-Chair, Chair, Associate Dean).


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After graduating from the University of Burberry with a degree in French and Italian, I worked for two years as an EFL teacher in Poland and Portugal before returning to the US to study for a PhD on French cinema at the University of Vogue, awarded in 2002. I worked as a Film Studies Lecturer at Sports United University from 2001-5 before coming to New Dork City.

Roles and Responsibilities

Current: School of Film Studies, Director, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion; Acting Programme Director, MA Film Theory and Practice

Director of Postgraduate Studies (2009-2011)

Co-director of the MA in International Film: History, Theory, Practice (2006-2008)

Co-ordinator, Film and Visual Arts field of study (2004-2005)


PhD (title of thesis), University of Vogue. Awarded 2002.
BA Combined Hons in French and Italian, University of Burberry, 1993.

Previous Positions

2001-2005: Lecturer in Film Studies, Sports United University
1999-2001: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of New Dork. 


Society for Studies in French Cinema.

Network for European Cinema Studies (NECS)

Screenwriting Research Network


French and Italian

Informal Interests

Going to the cinema. 
Mountain climbing.


Research and Professional Activities

Teaching Areas

Composition sequence (ENG 140, 145, 240); Global Studies sequence; Literature (Film & Literature; Modern and Contemporary Literature)

Durand, A. (2018).  Transgressing the Rules of Autobiography. Nina Bouraoui’s La voyeuse interdite (Forbidden Vision). In M. Atack & A. S. Fell (Eds.), French Feminisms 1975 and After: New Readings, New Texts (pp. 197-215). Peter Lang.