Student Publications

The UB Gender Institute supports student research through the Undergraduate Scholarship, the Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowship, the Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship, Travel Awards to the annual Duke Feminist Theory Workshop, and by facilitating the Dissertation Workshop.
For information on these scholarships, please see our Student Opportunities page.


New Issue of P-QUEUE 18: GLITCH  is out. P-QUEUE   is an annual journal of poetry and poetics published out of the University at Buffalo English Department and Poetics Program. It is co-edited by Dana Venerable. 

Dana Venerable is the Gender Institute's 2020-2021 Dissertation Fellow.

Maria Amir is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her work focuses on South Asian queer Sufi practices and postcolonial feminist identities, specifically with regards to contemporary Human Rights and Nationalism discourse in South Asia.

Iven L. Heister. “An Ambivalent Nemesis: Philip Roth, Commentary, and the American Jewish Intellectual.” Philip Roth Studies 17, no. 2 (2021): 68-88. 

Maryam Muliaee. "Media-as-things: The Intensified Materiality of Degenerated Images" in Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory 7.1 (2021): 40-57.

Maryam Muliaee received her doctorate in Media Study in 2020. Muliaee was the 2019-2020 Gender Institute Dissertation Fellow.

Jessica Lowell Mason, Editor. Madwomen in Social Justice Literatures, Movements, and Art. Vernon Press, 2021 (Forthcoming). Co-edited with Nicole Crevar.

Jessica Lowell Mason is a PhD student in the Global Gender and Sexuality Studies Department. Mason was recently featured on the Gender Matters Podcast for her advocacy work aound mental illness, institutionalization, and stigma.

Laticia McNaughton, et al. "Post-Pandemic, Translational Research, and Indigenous Communities." Journal of Indigenous Research, Vol. 9, (2021).

Laticia McNaughton is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Africana and American Studies.

Maryam Muliaee. “Fai(lure): Encounter with the Unstable Medium in the Work of Art.” Co-authored with Mani Mehrvarz, in Miscommunication: Errors, Mistakes, and the Media. Edited by Timothy Barker and Maria Korolkova. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

Maryam Muliaee received her doctorate in Media Study in 2020. Muliaee was the 2019-2020 Gender Institute Dissertation Fellow.

Hannah E. Ryan. "Flannery O’Connor shows us how to experience God in the midst of upheaval." America Magazine. September 30, 2021.

Naila Sahar. "Feminist Ethnography, Revisionary Historiography, and the Subaltern in Assia Djebar's Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade," in Memory, Voice, and Identity: Muslim Women's Writing from Across the Middle East. Edited by Feroza Jussawalla and Dosa Omran. Routledge (2021).

Naila Sahar received her doctorate in English in 2018. Sahar was the 2018 recipient of the Duke Feminist Theory Workshop travel grant.


Karolina Kulicka. “Doing Administration, Doing Gender: Repairing Political Neutrality with a Feminist Toolbox.” Administrative theory & praxis 42, no. 3 (2020): 340–356.

Karolina Kulicka received her doctorate in Global Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2020. Kulicka was also the 2018 Isabel Marcus International Research Fellow and winner of the 2017 Duke Feminist Theory Workshop travel grant.

Jessica Lowell Mason. "The Building Keeps The Score: Toward Asylum-Occupancy and a More Purposeful Haunting of Buffalo’s Psychiatric Spaces.SUNY Buffalo Romance Studies Journal, (2020).

                                 "Wild Nights - Lesbian Lives!: The Emily Dickinson Homestead, Revisited.Sinister Wisdom, Issue 115: Lesbian Learning (2020).

                                "Making a Mad Community: From Attic to Attic (Parts 1 and 2).Mad in America. March 31, 2020 and April 1, (2020).

Azalia Muchransyah. "Review: The Southeast Asian Woman Writes Back: Gender, Identity and Nation in the Literatures of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, by Grace V.S. Chin and Kathrina Mohd Daud (eds)." Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, Vol. 176, no. 2-3 (2020).

Azalia Muchransyah is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media Study. Muchransyah was the 2020 Isabel Marcus International Research Fellow.

Gabriella Nassif. "Women's Political Participation in Lebanon and the Limits of Aid-Driven Empowerment." United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2020. Available in English and Arabic.

Gabriella Nassif is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies. Nassif was the 2019 recipient of the Isabel Marcus International Research Fellowship and Duke Feminist Theory Workshop travel grant.

Naila Sahar. "Multimodal Historiography in Spiegelman’s Maus and MetaMaus." Linguistics and Literature Review, Vol. 6, no. 1 (2020).

Yoonha Shin. "Abortion and the Ideology of Love in Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School and Don Quixote, Which Was a Dream," in Representing Abortion. Edited by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst. Oxford: Routledge, 2020.


Jessica Lowell Mason. “Shifting Identity Platforms, Shifting Identities: (Mis?)Representation on Social Media Is Changing Who We Are and How We Think (about Identity),” in How Technology is Changing Human Behavior: Issues and Benefits, edited by C.G. Prado. Santa Barbara: Praeger Press, 2019.

                                "Gender, Madness, and Commitment," in Disability: A Reference Handbook, edited by Michael Rembis. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2019.

Maryam Muliaee. “Media-as-things: A Nonhistorical Nostalgia Through Failure.” Co-authored with Mani Mehrvarz, in Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia, edited by Ryan Lizardi. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2019.

                         "Crossing a Productive Melancholia in Artistic Work Based on Xerography." Ekphrasis, Vol. 21, no. 7 (2019).

Naila Sahar. "Language: An Archive of History and Experience in Kamila Shamsie's Novels.Journal of Research (Humanities), (2019).

                  "Neo-colonialism, Elitist Discourse and the Silent Subaltern in Kamila Shamsie's Novels." Kashmir Journal of Language Research, Vol. 22, no. 2 (2019).

Dana Venerable. "Collective Choreography for Weathering Black Experience: Janelle Monáe and The Memphis "Tightrope" Dance." Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Vol. 31, no. 3 (2019).

Dana Venerable was the Gender Institute's 2020-2021 Dissertation Fellow.

  • Alyssa Schwendener, PhD Dissertation Fellowship, 2021
  • Marta Aleksandrowicz, Isabel Marcus International Fellowship, 2021
  • Dana Venerable, PhD Dissertation Fellowship, 2020
  • Gabriela Cordoba-Vivas, Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant 2020
  • Azalia Muchransyah, Isabel Marcus International Fellowship, 2020