Dr. Enaya Othman
Dr. Enaya OthmanMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 450

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5761
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr. Enaya Othman is Assistant Professor at Marquette University. She is the founder of Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute, AMWRRI and she serves as the President of AMWRRI Board of Directors.

Education

Ph.D. 2009; Marquette University

Courses Taught

  • Elementary and Intermediate Arabic Language
  • Grammar Review and Writing, Conversation
  • Formal Spoken Arab Language
  • Arab and Muslim Culture and Civilization
  • Arab and Muslim American communities in the United States
  • 19th and 20th Century Arabic Literature

Research Interests

Her research interest focuses on Arab and Muslim feminism, immigration, cultural encounter in colonial and diaspora contexts.

Professional Affiliations

She developed and acted as the principle organizer of the Milwaukee Public Museum exhibit: “Beyond the Veil: Dress, Identity and Tradition Through the Eyes of the Muslim and Arab Women of Greater Milwaukee.” She also developed and acted as the principle organizer of the Milwaukee Public Museum exhibit:  “Beyond the Veil: Dress, Identity and Tradition Through the Eyes of the Muslim and Arab Women of Greater Milwaukee.”

Specialization

  • Modern American History
  • Middle East and Islamic History

Publications

She is the author of Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters Between Palestinian Women and American Missionaries, 1880s-1940s, Lexington, Rowman and Littlefield Press, along with a number of articles including “Building a Community among Early Arab Immigrants in Milwaukee, 1890s-1960s,” Wisconsin Magazine of History;  “Meeting at Middle Ground: American Quaker Women’s Two Palestinian Encounters” Jerusalem Quarterly;  “Strategies of Recognition’ and Palestinian Immigrant Women’s Cultural Dress: Forging Communities and Negotiating Power Relations,” Journal of New Middle East Studies; “Deconstructing the Dogma of Domesticity: Quaker Education and Nationalism in British Mandate Palestine,” The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History (forthcoming).

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7063

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