Kristin Gee Hickman joined the Croft Institute in the fall of 2019 as Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, specializing in urban Morocco. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and French & Francophone Studies from Barnard College, and completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2019. Her current research examines the relationship between language, politics, and cultural production in contemporary urban Morocco. She is particularly interested in debates over colloquial Moroccan Arabic (Darija) and its changing presence in the Moroccan public sphere. She has been working and conducting research in Morocco since 2006, and has studied in Egypt, Oman, and France.