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Gabeba Baderoon

Gabeba Baderoon

Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies

316 Willard Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-2372


Gabeba Baderoon received a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town, and has held fellowships at the African Gender Institute, the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, the Nordic Africa Institute and the University of Sheffield.  She has published widely on representations of Islam, slavery and the construction of 'race' and sex in South Africa.  In 2007-2008, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Africana Research Center at Penn State.  She joined the Departments of Women's Studies and African and African American Studies as an Assistant Professor in July 2008.

Research Interests:

Post-Colonial and De-Colonial Feminisms
African and African Diaspora Studies