Umayyah Cable, Assistant Professor of English

Clark Hall

Areas of expertise:
Arab and Muslim American studies, transnational American studies, cinema and media studies, postcolonial theory, queer theory, feminist theory, critical ethnic studies
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Recent Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Postcolonial Literature and Culture

Distinctions (awards, fellowships, grants):

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Asian American Studies and Middle East and North African Studies, Northwestern University (2016-2018)
  • Dr. Philip M. Kayal Grant for Arab American Research, Center for Arab American Philanthropy (2015)
  • Special Recognition, Palestinian Women’s Research & Documentation Center, UNESCO (2009)

Selected Publications:

  • Cable, Umayyah. “Pamela E. Pennock: The Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s (Book Review).” Canadian Journal of History, [forthcoming, fall 2018].
  • Cable, Umayyah. “New Wave Arab American Studies: Ethnic Studies and the Critical Turn.” American Quarterly, vol. 65, no. 1, 2013, pp. 231–243.
  • Cable, Umayyah. “Susan J. Douglas: Enlightened Sexism (Book Review).” International Journal of Communication, Vol 5, (2011): online.

Service and professional affiliations:

  • American Studies Association
  • Arab American Studies Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
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