Back to top

Photograph of Zainab Cheema

Zainab Cheema Adjunct Professorial Lect Department of Literature

PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin<br />MA, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine<br />BA, English, Johns Hopkins University

Research interests include Anglo-Spanish literary circulations, print culture and the history of the book, entangled alliances and transimperial relations, early modern translation, and anti-racist pedagogies. Teaching specialties include English Renaissance literature, Jacobean drama, Golden Age Spanish literature, Spanish comedia, medieval and Renaissance travel literature, Shakespeare and Cervantes, eco-studies, and environmentalism.
Classes taught include "Speaking/Writing the Anthropocene" and "Rhetoric of Race and Criminal Justice."
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Newberry Library Short Term Fellowship
  • Fulbright IIE Scholarship (Morocco)
  • FLAS Academic Year Fellowship
  • FLAS Summer Fellowship

Research Interests

  • Anglo-Spanish literary circulations
  • Print culture and history of the book
  • Entangled alliances and transimperial relations
  • Early modern translation
  • Early modern diplomacy and multilingualism
  • Early modern race and ethnicity studies
  • Composition studies
  • Anti-racist pedagogies