Yasmeen is a doctoral student in English Literature. They are especially attuned to the role of literature, language, and narration in the construction of nationalisms; postcolonial & decolonial literatures; and temporality and narrative studies.

They are also an Instructor of Writing, and work at their city’s Public Library as a Children’s Library Associate.


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Education History


Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

   English Literature, ongoing

Yasmeen’s prospective research is centered on Modern & Contemporary Literature, and concerned with the assertion of decolonial epistemologies; the role of literature & language in the construction of nationalisms and other ideologies of power; and insurgent historiographies from which we can conceptualize new worlds and futures.

Master of Arts, Loyola University Chicago 

   English Literature, 2023

   GPA - 3.89

Coursework provided introduction to research methods in many subfields of Literature, including 19th Century African-American Literature and Black Queer Feminisms; Postcolonial Literature; Decolonial Studies; Shakespeare Studies; and Literary Criticism. 

Bachelor of Arts, Portland State University

    English Literature & Liberal Studies, 2019 

    GPA - 3.6    

Coursework in the English Literature major covered a wide-array of the field, including British Romanticism; contemporary African-American literature; the Southern Gothic; and Modernism. 
Credits in the Liberal Studies major consisted of coursework in Feminist Philosophy; Political Theory and Biopolitics; Indigenous Studies; and Black Studies.
Yasmeen is a doctoral student in English Literature. They are especially attuned to the role of literature, language, and narration in the construction of nationalisms; postcolonial & decolonial literatures; and temporality and narrative studies.

They are also an Instructor of Writing, and work at their city’s Public Library as a Children’s Library Associate.
This is Yasmeen’s official website. If you would like to contact them, please use this contact form.