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DegreesNew York University, Ph.D.
New York University, M.A.
SUNY at Stony Brook, B.A.
ExpertiseAmerican and African American Literature and Culture; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Multiethnic Feminisms
|AAAS||79b||Afro-American Literature of the Twentieth Century|
|AAAS||136a||Black Feminist Thought|
|ENG||1a||Introduction to Literary Studies|
|ENG||16a||Slavery and Self-Making in African American Literature|
|ENG||57b||Writing the Nation: James Baldwin, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison|
|ENG||87a||Sex and Race in the American Novel|
|ENG||167b||20th-century Black Fiction|
|ENG||207a||Race, Desire, and the Literary Imagination|
|ENG||227b||American Encounters: Faulkner, Baldwin, Roth, Morrison|
Awards and Honors
Darwin T. Turner Award for Best Essay in African American Review, 2008, 2006 (2008)
Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008)
Darwin T Turner Award, MLA Division on Black American Literature and Culture (2006)
Alice Richardson Outstanding Dissertation Award, New York University (2005)
Shortell-Holzer (Dean's) Dissertation Fellowship, New York University (2004)
Ford Foundation Fellowship (2003)
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. "Tracings: Black Female Figuration in Inner and Outer Space(s)." Callaloo (2009). (forthcoming)
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. "“The Trope of the Tongue: Reading Alice Walker’s Liberationist Narratives.”." Annual International Conference on Narrative, 2011.
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. ""Simply a Menaced Boy:" Analogizing Color, Undoing Dominance in James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room." African American Review 41.3. Fall 2007 (2008): 477-486.
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. "Harriet Ann Jacobs." The Encyclopedia of Women in World History. 2007.
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. "White Disavowal, Black Enfranchisement, and the Homoerotic in William Faulkner's Light in August." The Faulkner Journal Volume 22.1 & 2. Fall/Spring (2007).
Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah. ""The Strangest Freaks of Despotism": Queer Sexuality in Antebellum African Slave Narratives." African American Review 40.2. Summer (2006): 223-237.