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Dr. Mejdulene Shomali Joins UMBC as Postdoctoral Fellow

The AASA is pleased to announce that member Mejdulene B. Shomali will join the department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a Postdoctoral Fellow. From the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows page:

Mejdulene B. Shomali received her PhD in American Culture at the University of Michigan.  She received her master’s degree in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and her bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from The University of Michigan, Flint. Her research investigates the representation of femininity and sexuality in Arab and Arab American literature, art, and film. Her book project focuses on three prominent icons of transnational Arab culture: the storyteller Scheherazade, the belly dancer Samia Gamal, and the revolutionary Leila Khaled. Currently, Mejdulene is developing two articles for publication and designing a new Gender and Women’s Studies course for the Spring 2016 term, titled “Trans/national Femininities.”

Mabrouk, Dr. Shomali!


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