Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
|Title||Visiting Assistant Professor|
|Department||Gender Womens Studies Program|
|Work Location||2A Boody-Johnson House|
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
B.A. Ohio State University, 1999
20th Century U.S. Literature, Women's Studies, Immigrant and Diasporic Fiction, violence against women, Ethnic Literature
"Hijab Scenes: Muslim Women, Migration, and Hijab in Immigrant Muslim Literature." MELUS. 31(4). Winter 2006. 55-70.
"On Being Black and Muslim: Eclipsed Identities in the Classroom." Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism. Özlem Sensoy and Christopher D. Stonebanks, eds. Sense Publishing, 2009
"Making it Survive Here and "Dreams of Return": Community and Identity in the Poetry of Mohja Kahf." Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature. Laila Al- Maleh, ed. Rodopoi Press, 2009.
"Faith or Fight: Islam in the African American Community." Teaching Against Islamophobia. Christopher Stonebanks and Shirley Steinberg, eds. Peter Lang Publishing, 2010.
"Home Coming: Re-reading the Metaphor of Home and Nation in Sonia Sanchez's Poetry." (in progress)
"Whose Bodies Matter?: Disrupting the "Burden of Representation.'" Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference. November, 2010.
"Settling in the City of Hope: Los Angeles, Hybridity and Cosmopolitanism in Moonlight on the Avenue of the Faith." Annual MELUS conference. University of Scranton. April, 2010.
Panel: " Women's Studies and Interdisciplinarity in Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing. " Moderator & discussant. 28th Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference. June-July, 2007.
"Looking for a Safe Place: Domestic Violence in Soheir Khashoggi's Mirage." 28th Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference. June -July , 2007.
Panel: "Performing Woman-ness: Searching for Subjectivity." Panel Organizer, Moderator & discussant. 31st Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference. University of Wisconsin – Madison. April, 2007.
"Creating a New Shelter: Space for Coalition in Soheir Khashoggi's Mirage." 31st Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference. University of Wisconsin – Madison. April, 2007.
"Blk/ W oman/Speaks:"Sonia Sanchez's Revolutionary Rhetoric. " Annual Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference. Michigan Tech University . October , 2005.
"'Learning to Pray All Over:' Immigrant Muslim Identity Formation in the Poetry of Mohja Kahf. " Annual MELUS conference. University of Illinois -Chicago. April, 2005.
"I Wear it on My Sleeve:" The Performance of Identity in Soheir Khashoggi's Mirage. GSA conference. University of Wisconsin-Madison. March, 2005.
"Black Power, Black Manhood: Depictions of the Black Panthers in the Black Arts Movement. " Southern Humanities Council Conference. University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. February, 2004.
Advanced Opportunity Fellow, 2008-2009 2002-2003
National Women's Studies Association Women of Color Caucus Essay Winner, 2008
Letters & Sciences Teaching Fellow, 2007-2008
UW Distinguished Graduate Fellow, Vollerath Fellowship, 2006-2007
Future of Minority Scholars Summer Institute Mellon Fellow, 2005