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haifa tilili

Dr. Haifa Tlili

Post-doctoral researcher, Members


Haifa’s doctoral research (Paris Descartes University – Sorbonne, 2008) centered on a comparative analysis of bodily and movement issues among women of Arabic-Muslim culture involved in departments of sport and physical education in France and Tunisia. From 2009 to 2012, she conducted research with Pr. Geneviève Rail (at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in Montreal) on a project focusing on Quebecois Maghrebi women’s bodily discourses.  More specifically, they looked at how women who emigrated from the Maghreb to Montreal discursively construct their body and their health in the context of hegemonic obesity discourses. She used feminist poststructuralist and postcolonial approaches that pushed to give voice to women. Since 2013, she used this methodological framework in order to co-construct recommendations with/by/for different discriminated populations in France: (1) French young women in underprivileged neighborhoods (Tlili & Delorme, 2014); (2) Children in Paris & neighborhoods, their construction of health and physical activities (2016-18, Paris Descartes University & Play International NGO) and (3) Since 2019, she have been working with NGOs (Fare Network NGO -Football Against Racism in Europe NGO; Women Win NGO - Girls and Women Empowerment through Sport; the Collective Against Islamophobia and Alliance Citoyenne in France) for supporting hijabis women who want to play football games in competition and enabling the sports practice for all women without discrimination.