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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Tamara Bassam Issak

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Assistant Professor, Institute for Core Studies—First Year Writing, St. John's University


April 2018

Assistant Professor, Institute for Core Studies—First Year Writing, St. John's University in Queens, NY (fall 2018)

PhD, Syracuse University, 2018; MA, English, Rutgers University; BA, English, Secondary Education, William Paterson University; 

Dissertation: Rhetorical (Re)Constructions: Ground Zero, Park51, and Muslim Identity.

I am interested in Islam in America, Arab and Arab American culture and literature, and representations of Arabs and Muslims. In the classroom and beyond, I am committed to issues of social justice and equity. I love thinking about writing program administration and how best our programs can serve diverse student bodies.