Adrienne Tyrey is a doctoral candidate working under Dr. Leslie Page Moch. Adrienne specializes in the education system of the French Protectorate of Morocco as it relates to Amazigh (Berber) history. Supported by a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School, she will defend her dissertation, entitled “Divide and School: Berber Education in Morocco from the Protectorate to the Present,” in April 2018. Her Master’s research focused on colonial and post-colonial interactions and mobility between France and North Africa. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Adrienne received a Bachelor’s degree in History, French, and Anthropology from the University of Tulsa. In 2009, she spent six months studying in Toulouse, France. During the summer of 2013, she studied Arabic in Rabat, Morocco on a FLAS fellowship.
Adrienne spent a research year on a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship in 2015. This award enabled her to conduct oral and archival research for nine months in Morocco and three in France. In France, she consulted the collections of the Archives diplomatiques de Nantes and the Archives nationales d’outre-mer in Aix-en-Provence. Her dissertation research examines the Amazigh (Berber) ethnolinguistic revival movement through the lens of language education policy in French Protectorate Moroccan public schools. Adrienne returned to Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2017 to consult the archives of the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme.
In academic year 2017-2018, Adrienne serves as Assistant Editor of the H-Net Book Channel. In this capacity, she commissions and edits original essays that link new academic titles to pedagogy, current events, and issues in the public interest. She holds this position remotely from Philadelphia.
For the past six years, Adrienne has served on the organizing committee of the Migration With(out) Boundaries Graduate Conference at MSU.
The conference website can be found here, and is on twitter @MSU_Migration.
In academic year 2016-2017, Adrienne served as an RCAH Graduate Fellow and in the Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Teaching Fellowship of James Madison College. Nominated by her students, she was awarded the Somers Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work in the Center of Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
During the summer of 2017, Adrienne led a study abroad group in Brussels, Belgium, on the topic “The European Union, Globalization, and Social Change.” Students took courses in Integrative Arts and Humanities, Integrative Social Sciences, and Anthropology, while experiencing Belgian culture and diversity.
Departmental Activities: Graduate History Association President, 2013-2014, Secretary, 2011-2012; Migration Conference Organizing Committee Chair, 2012-2016
Courses Instructed: HST 325: US Foreign Relations to 1914, HST 203: US History Since 1876, HST 420: History of Sexuality, IAH 201: US and the World, IAH 202: Europe and the World, IAH 203: Latin America and the World