Department of Modern Culture and Media

Adel Ben Bella

Research Interests visual culture, documentary, photography, cultural activism, representation, Algeria, colonial France, postcolonialism, personal and collective identity formations, personal histories.
Year Entered 2020


Adel Ben Bella is a PhD student in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. He holds a BA in Lettres Modernes Spécialisées from Université de La Sorbonne, and an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. His work revolves around twentieth century colonial and postcolonial France and Algeria with a focus on activist and militant media and literary creation within the context of the Algerian war and Algerian identity formation. Adel is also a practicing documentary filmmaker.