AASA Board Member Umayyah Cable Will Join Northwestern University as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

AASA Board Member Umayyah Cable Will Join Northwestern University as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

AASA board member Umayyah Cable will join Northwestern University as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asian American studies and Middle East and North African studies programs this fall. Her research and teaching interests span the fields of ethnic studies, film and media studies, and queer theory, with a particular focus on how marginalized or underrepresented identity-based and cause-based groups leverage film culture in order to foment social, cultural, or political change. She is currently conducting new research for a manuscript based on her dissertation: Cinematic Activism: Film Festivals and the Exhibition of Palestinian Cultural Politics in the United States.

At Northwestern, Umayyah will develop courses in Arab American Studies, including “Introduction to Arab American Studies” and “Arab American Arts and Cinema.”