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Safa Moussoud

Research Interests

Diaspora and Transnational literature, North American Muslim literature, Muslim popular culture, Anti-Islamophobia Studies


My doctoral project is interested in Islamophobia studies, cultural trauma, and the identity construction of Muslim millennials. I examine the literature and cultural production of young Muslims who came of age and have been shaped by the ongoing “War on Terror” era. I view young Muslim’s emerging engagement with art and popular culture – ranging from novels, poetry, stand-up comedy, hip hop, and spoken word poetry – as responses to the rise of Islamophobia and neo-Orientalism.

Department of English, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.