Cheiha Chleuh is the Instructor of Hassaniya at Harvard University. Hassaniya, a variety of Arabic originally spoken by Bedouin tribes over most of Mauritania and Western Sahara, is spoken today in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal and the Western Sahara.
Cheiha holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Niamey (Niger). She speaks Arabic, French, English, Hassaniya, Bambara and Songhai. She was born in Niger from a Malian father and Tunisian mother and lived in Mali, Tunisia, Mauritania, the Republic of Congo, Benin, Guinea (Conakry) prior to relocating to Boston.
Cheiha is passionate about travelling, cooking, arts and culture. When she is not teaching or spending time with family, She manages her catering business, Tastes of Africa Boston.