Category Archives: Arab American

I Believe Dylann Roof When He Says He’s Not ‘Crazy’

As I listen to the coverage of Dylann Roof’s address to the court, I can’t help but return to a question that I often ask myself during research and my classes during particularly fraught conversations. What narratives do we simply … Continue reading

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Scholar Fierce: Food in Italy

I must say… I love food. I like eating it, talking about it, cooking it, learning about it. I was so excited to get to Italy because I thought pasta (eh, maybe), gelato (I tried it), but panna cotta. That … Continue reading

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Scholar Fierce: Boston Evening, Italian Nights

I tend to not have difficulty traveling alone. However, long flights are not for the faint of heart or the weary in body or spirit. I got to the Florence hotel safely and all – after meeting so many members … Continue reading

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Scholar Fierce: Excess about Access

So, I have to be honest that part of my hesitation before any travel is access for disability. I get a little peeved about access not only because very few spaces are accessible, but also because people term something accessible … Continue reading

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Political Flesh XXI: Breast Cancer Pics.. Don’t Stare?

I just saw an article on CBS news about a woman who had to fight Facebook because she put photos of her breasts post-mastectomy online. See here (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/breast-cancer-survivor-battles-facebook-over-mastectomy-photos/). The sad part of this story is that it is not new. … Continue reading

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Episodes of the Epicurean: In Search of the “Perfect” Caloric Day

One of the reasons I gave up on this journey so often before is because it used to feel like every day I had a setback. A lunch with the wrong amount of simple carbs. A dinner with desert and … Continue reading

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Teaching an Accessible Classroom

As I look forward to next semester, I’m trying to figure out how to plan my Black Poetry class and my course on Black Literary Theory. Every professor knows that after the texts are ordered and the dates are clear, … Continue reading

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Political Flesh V: Teaching Trayvon Martin

Political Flesh V: Teaching Trayvon Martin we got to carry each other now either you are with life or against it affirm life affirm life affirm life. (Suheir Hammad, “first writing since”) In the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict, … Continue reading

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Being Brave

Today, I was reading All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies edited by Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith. This staple of Black feminist criticism … Continue reading

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The Rogue Vogue Professor Diaries 13

After a few blog posts, I wonder what exactly I am doing by working out my interests in fashion in such a public forum. Lucky 13 seems to be a fortuitous moment to hammer this out. I have had some … Continue reading

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