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Zainab Cheema Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Literature

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PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
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."
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Spring 2021

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

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