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.

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Naila Sahar, GGSS 2022 AAUW International Post-Doctoral Fellow

'Memoirs, Muslim women and transcultural symbolic solidarities’ in edited book Transcultural Humanities in South Asia Critical Essays on Literature and Culture. Routledge, 2022. 

‘Double Bind of Muslim Women’s Activism in Pakistan: Case of Malala Yousafzai and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’ in Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24: Iss. 2.

‘Muslim Women’s Activism in the USA: Politics of Diverse Resistance Strategies’ in Religions 2022, 13(11), 1023.

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Jocelyn E. Marshall, PhD Candidate,  English Department at UB, in her new co-edited book Trauma-Informed Pedagogy,  brings visibility to perpetuated violence and silence through a range of genres, including poetry, syllabi, and critical reflections.

Jocelyn will also be guest editing the Spring 2023 issues of Rejoinder - the issue will be on queer spiritual becoming.

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

Gabriella Nassif, Editor. Challenging Power: Gender and Social Justice in the Middle EastCivil Society Review, Issue-5, November 2021.

Gabriella Nassif. "Resistance, Gender, and Identity Politics: A Conversation with Rasha Younes." Civil Society Review. Issue-5, November, 2021. 106-111.

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.