Najwa Mayer

Research Associate-Lecturer
Academic Appointments

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Najwa Mayer is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research areas include visual and cultural studies, critical race and Asian American studies, religious studies, and feminist critique, focusing on US-based and transnational Muslim cultures. At Dartmouth, she is a fellow with The Leslie Center for the Humanities and with the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality. She also holds a fellowship with the Social Science Research Council’s Religion in the Public Sphere Program for her first book manuscript. The book examines this century’s global proliferation of and uneven visibilities within “Muslim American” popular cultures through the interrelations between racial and secular politics, consumer markets, social movements, and genre formations. This research is particularly interested in how popular Muslim feminisms emerge as not just commodities but also contradictions within consumer cultures. She earned her PhD in American Studies at Yale University.

Department(s): 
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Education: 
B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.A. Yale University
M. Phil. Yale University
Ph. D. Yale University