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Fahima Ife

Assistant Professor

ADDRESS:
236-C Allen Hall

EMAIL ADDRESS:
ife@lsu.edu

OFFICE PHONE:
225-578-3047

COLLEGE:
Humanities & Social Sciences

DEPARTMENT:
English

AREAS OF INTEREST

Intersectionality, #BlackGirlMagic, African American Literature, Community Arts-Based Literacies, English Education, Queer of Color Critiques, Black Feminist Geographies, and Qualitative Methodologies

 

BIOGRAPHY

Fahima Ife is an Assistant Professor of English Education in the Department of English at Louisiana State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Languages, Literacies, and Cultures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She writes and teaches at the intersections of race and gender, sexuality, and class. Her cross-disciplinary work examines how Black girls and women remain "hidden in plain sight," across various cultural landscapes, despite their continuous roles in artistic cultural production across time and space. In this regard, her work troubles collective understandings of Black girlhood and womanhood. Rather than sustain the dehumanizing and despiritualizing nature of Black feminine erasure and harm, she theorizes the necessity in locating and creating Other-worldly terrains and intentionally safe spaces for expressive Black girl magic and creativity.