Dr. Osire Glacier, who has taught in the Departments of History, Religion and Politics and International Studies, has undertaken numerous initiatives in sharing her research and expertise with a broad public. Dr. Glacier’s research focuses on women in Islam and on Human Rights, and she is a specialist of Moroccan history and politics.
On top of maintaining an impressive publication record that includes two book chapters and four monographs published between 2013 and 2015, Dr. Glacier has set up a blog with the aim of spreading academic knowledge about Moroccan issues within the general public. She has authored several encyclopedia entries pertaining to Moroccan women who have played pivotal roles in the country’s political, cultural and academic spheres, and has contributed 2 articles (“Le voile: quelques repères historiques” and “La fabrication de l’immobilisme culturel dans les pays arabo-musulmans: le cas du Maroc” to a website entitled Histoireengagée.ca, that publishes short historical essays, based on rigorous research but presented in a broadly accessible manner, on Quebec, Canadian and international issues.
Finally, Dr. Glacier has contributed her knowledge and research to a documentary entitled Sayyida al-Horra (La gouverneur de Tétouan), one of 10 documentaries in a Moroccan series highlighting the important contributions of 10 Moroccan women (documentary is in Arab, sub-titled in French).
In so doing, Dr. Glacier puts her historical research to the service of the broader public and demonstrates how a sound knowledge of history can shed some light on some important contemporary social issues.