Aomar Boum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Faculty Fellow at the Université Internationale de Rabat. Boum is interested in the place of religious and ethnic minorities such as Jews, Baha’is, Shias and Christians in post-independence Middle Eastern and North African nation states. He is the author of Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco (Stanford University Press, 2013). He is also the co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Morocco (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and The Holocaust and North Africa (Stanford University Press, 2018). He is currently working on a manuscript with Daniel Schroeter titled: Morocco and Holocaust: The Story of Mohammed V Saving Jews during WWII, 1940-2019.