Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Education

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Ph.D. American Studies, anticipated May 2023
Dissertation: “From Superman to Sana Amanat: Alienation, Assimilation, and American Superhero Comics, 1938 to Present”

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
M.A. Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, May 2016
Thesis: “The ‘Embiggening’: Marvel’s Muslim Ms. Marvel and American Myth”

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
B.A. International Affairs and Anthropology, May 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Review of editors Charles Hatfield and Bart Beaty’s Comics Studies: A Guidebook. Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, vol. 5 no. 1, 2021, p. 131-132. Project MUSE https://muse.jhu.edu/article/793553.

“Truth, Justice, and the (Ancient) Egyptian Way: DC’s Doctor Fate and the Arab Spring.” Mixed-Race Superheroes, edited by Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins and Eric L. Berlatsky, Rutgers University Press, 2021, p. 243-259.

“The Blue Age of Comic Books.” Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, vol. 4 no. 1, 2020, p. 66-81. Project MUSE muse.jhu.edu/article/756729.

PRESENTATIONS

Comics Studies Society Collections, Archives, Cultures, July 2022
“Comic Books and Critical Color Theory: Race and Racialization in Print and Digital Collections”

Teaching & Learning Symposium at William & Mary, April 2022
“Teaching (Media Literacy) with Comics”

British Association for American Studies Conference, April 2022
“From Dust: How Comic Books Racialized Arab and Muslim Superheroes after 9/11”

MLA 2022: Multilingual US, January 2022
The 99 in Arabic and English: Translating Language, Image, and Genre”

American Studies Association: Creativity within Revolt, October 2021
“From Protesters to Protagonists: American Superhero Comics after the Arab Spring”

International Comic Arts Forum, November/December 2020
“Thoth, Justice, and the American Way: Egyptian Myth, Modern Egypt, and Superhero Comics” | blog post | presentation | roundtable

SÕL-CON: The Brown, Black, & Indigenous Comics Expo, September 2020
“‘Brown People with Bad Résumés’: Arab and Latinx Ethno-Racial Identities in Green Lanterns” | presentation

Richmond Indie Comic Expo at Virginia Commonwealth University, November 2019
“The Blue Age of Indie Comics”

Race & Media Conference at the University of Virginia, September 2019
“Truth, Justice, and the (Ancient) Egyptian Way: DC’s Doctor Fate and the Arab Spring”

Comics Studies Society Comics/Politics, July 2019
“‘Part of Something… Bigger’: Clark Kent, Peter Parker, and Kamala Khan”

Comics Studies Society Mind the Gaps! The Futures of the Field, August 2018
“The Blue Age of Comic Books”

University of Virginia Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition, March 2016
“The ‘Embiggening’: Marvel’s Muslim Ms. Marvel and American Myth”

Experience

College of William & Mary

Teaching Fellow, Banned (Comic) Books, Fall 2022

Exhibits Apprentice, Swem Library Special Collections, August 2021 – May 2022
Curator, Milestones: Superhero Comics by Black Writers, Artists, and Editors

Teaching Fellow, The American Superhero, Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant, Cinema and the Modernization of US Culture, Fall 2019

Classroom Instructor, Keio/W&M Cross Cultural Collaboration, August 2019

Teaching Assistant, Williamsburg Documentary Project, Spring 2019

Teaching Assistant, Medicine in America, Fall 2017

University of Virginia

Programs Facilitator, Shea House, August 2014 – July 2016

Service

Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society

Assistant Editor (Book Reviews), October 2021 – present

Comics Studies Society Graduate Student Caucus

President, May 2020 – May 2021
Vice President, May 2019 – May 2020
Secretary-Treasurer, May 2018 – May 2019

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