Amal Massa Belhaj, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Manoba University in Tunis, has been appointed Minister of Family, Women, Childhood and the Elderly, the new government announced today by Prime Minister Najla Bhutan, which has 24 members, including 9 women.
The new minister is a poet and university professor, who received his doctorate in religious and political sociology in 2012 and a certificate of in-depth study in sociology in 2005, as well as a master’s certificate in sociology and a master’s degree in cultural sociology in 2001 and a professorship in journalism and news science in 1994.
Until his appointment today, Amal Massa Belhaj will serve as a member of the Sectoral National Committee on Sociology in Tunisia. He has been an elected member and member of the Science Council of the Institute of Journalism and News Sciences since 2017. The Research Unit on “Community and Parallel Community” is associated with the Faculty of Letters, Art and Humanities in Manopa since 2009.
Amal Masa Belhaj taught Sociology-related subjects at the University of Manopa University of Journalism and News Science in 2011 at the University of Tunisia.
Prior to that, he worked as a part-time expert on the Tunisian encyclopedia and several international seminars at the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Art, Pete al-Hikma (Carthage) and on Arabic education and culture. And Science (ALECSO) March 2014 to March 2015
He also worked in the culture department of al-Sabah newspaper from 1996 to 2007, and he has been a commentator for the London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper since 2001 and has a weekly column in the al-Shorouk daily newspaper.
Amal Massa has published several books, “Bourguiba and the Religious Question: How Tense Was the Relationship Between Religion and Politics?” Translation in “House of Wisdom” with a joint book between him and Professor Dr. Abdel Qadir al-Jakal: “The Renaissance Movement between the Brotherhood and Tunisia” and several rich publications and in-depth research studies.
The poet has published six collections of poetry, and these collections have been translated into Italian, French, Turkish, English and Spanish, the most important of which are “Female Water”, “Sapphire Shame”, “Twice a Woman” and the book “Life Has Not Put Its Powder Yet”.
Moussa won the first prize for Best Arabic Production in Women’s for the Arab Women’s Organization in 2006, the prestigious European “Larcy Bee” Award for Poetry in 2014 and the Jubaida Bashir Award for Best Literary Production in 2018.
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