Fahima Ife

Fahima Ife

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

236-C Allen Hall


fahima ife is a poet and professor. They (fahima is nonbinary) work within a long tradition of radical black artists whose works attempt, embody, and perform change. Their work seeks to break discipline, uproot fields and origins of war/money, the inclination toward violence and dominance humans cannot get outside. fahima’s work is committed to creating emotional/spiritual openings—a means of coming together, communing, interacting, relating, departing, making new. fahima approaches teaching (writing and research) through performance and black studies in terms of improvisation, relation, and deep feeling. For the past decade they have designed and facilitated creative English courses in which people gather to talk about contemporary art, write, meditate, and deepen their abilities to be in close relationship with themselves and others. fahima’s forthcoming first book, maroon choreography is a fugitive fugue, a creative interpellation of flesh/not flesh, beyond property. fahima is also busy at work on multiple solo and collaborative projects—a second book, a photographic series, and an experimental rural education performance and installation project. 

Area(s) of Interest

Creative Writing, Black Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Performance and Performativity, Gender and Sexualities, English Education, and Qualitative Research.

Curriculum Vitae