The Humanities Ph.D. Project

During the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in a U-M committee of faculty and doctoral candidates that considered the future of the humanities doctorate. In this group, we discussed reimagining U-M doctoral curricula, training opportunities, and interdisciplinary programming in order to support both a wider range of outcomes for humanities doctorates and a …

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Academic article publication

I’m happy to announce that my academic article, “Counter Fictions and Imaginary Topographies: Auto/Biographical Methodologies and the Construction of Group Knowledge in Evelyn Shakir’s Bint Arab: Arab and Arab American Women in the United States,” appears in Volume 12, Issue 2-3 (2014) of Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World.

Humanity & Society Article

I’m happy to report that the article I co-authored with Lora Lempert, Laura Freeman, and Lesia Liss—“’What Is It that these People Want? Are We Part of Some Kind of Experiment?’: Mentoring in a Women’s Prison”—has been published in Volume 36, Number 1 of Humanity and Society.

Searching for Najla

Searching for Najla:  Moving from private history to public narrative Lecture and Fiction Reading Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 Time: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Location: 2039 CB (Sandy Conference Room) University of Michigan 4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI 48128 Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Sharie Beard at In the early 1980s, Princeton historian Alixa …

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