Misha Choudhry

B.A., Literature, Ramapo College, NJ, 2016

Research Areas:

Critical Muslim Studies, Affect Theory, Postcolonial Feminisms, American Studies, Poetics, Digital Media

Research Interests:
My research focuses on negotiations of affect in relation to gendered trauma in Muslim communities in the United States and in areas impacted by American imperialism abroad. I am particularly interested in how Muslim American women, as an expansive group with varying relationships to American colonial history, manage the affective investments of white liberalism and white feminism through poetry and digital/visual media.

Recent Activity:

Conferences:

Seeing Beyond the Drones’-Eye View: Constructions of Intimacy in Solmaz Sharif’s ‘Look.'” Paper presented at the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Savannah, Georgia, February 2019.

“The Exquisite ‘I’ in Solmaz Sharif’s ‘Look.'” Paper presented at (dis)junctions Graduate Student Conference. UC Riverside, April 2018.

Publications:

“Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance,” ASAP Journal (August 2019).

Conference Presentations:

“I Am Malala: The Affective Figuring and (Un)Intimate Publics of Pakistan’s Mother Teresa.” Paper presented at Interrogating South Asia Graduate Student Conference, UC Irvine, October 2019.

“The Exquisite “I” in Solmaz Sharif’s “Look.” Paper presented at (dis)junctions Graduate Student Conference, UC Riverside, April 2019.

“Seeing Beyond the Drones’-Eye View: Constructions of Intimacy in Solmaz Sharif’s “Look.” Paper presented at British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, February 2019.

Service:

President, Graduate Students in English Association, 2019-2020

Member, Interrogating South Asia Working Group, 2019-2020

Representative, Graduate Students in English Association, 2018-2019