JUN
10
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Like a Queen: Interview with Sameena Azhar

Like a Queen: Interview with Sameena Azhar
“In terms of my own scholarship, it's all boring academic stuff,” Sameena Azhar says, but then she starts unpacking her job as a clinical social worker with monolingual Hindi/Urdu-speaking immigrants and what she’s writing about as a PhD candidate at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Sameena is also a Fellow with both the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Council on Social Work Education's Minority Fellowship Program. “I am generally int......
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NOV
25
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Longing for a Holiday: Interview with Zohra Saed

Longing for a Holiday: Interview with Zohra Saed
Ask Zohra Saed what she’s writing, and she may tell you about her dissertation, but that’s just the beginning. More than an academic, more than a poet, more than a teacher, Saed just wrote the preface for a reprint of Lowell Thomas's Adventures in Afghanistan for Boys. “That was important for me,” she adds. “He visited Jalalabad, where I was born, in the 1920s.” She’s also published personal essays, poetry and historical writings, is edting a chapbook on Langston Hughes's trip to Central As......
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JUL
23
2

The Story of Sexy Grammar: My Ovaries & Your Dissertation

"Do you feel that?" I ask the young woman leaning into my body with her eyes shut. "Uh huh," she says, concentrating. "That's my ovary. She opens her eyes, elated. "Wow! I felt it! I get it!" Before I became The Sexy Grammarian, I taught medical students  how to provide comfortable and effective genital exams for Project Prepare, where I still pick up shifts because I love the work so much. Later, I read my student's course evaluation: The best thing about this session, she writes, was ......
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