Maha Marouan

Maha Marouan

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies and African Studies
331 Willard Building
(814) 867-6249
Maha Marouan

Professional Bio

Dr. Marouan’s scholarship engages the intersections of race, gender and religion in Africa and the African Diaspora

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Transnational Feminisms, African Feminisms
  • African Women, Gender and Migration
  • African and African Diaspora Religions
  • Comparative Literature, Postcolonial literature (in French and English)
  • Critical Race Theory, Comparative Racialization, Race and belonging in Africa and the African Diaspora


  • UNDERGRADUATE: Women of the African Diaspora (WMNST 102), Global Feminisms (WMNST 200), Sexism and Racism (WMNST 103), African Diaspora Women Spirituality (AFAM 410)
  • GRADUATE: Transnational Feminisms (WMNST 502), African Feminisms (WMNST 550), Gender and Sexualities in the African Diaspora (AFAM 503)

Titles & Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Women Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies
  • Affiliate faculty, African Studies
  • Co-Director, African Feminist Initiative (https://afi.la.psu.edu/)




  • Witches, Goddesses and Angry Spirits: The Politics of Spiritual Liberation in African Diaspora Women’s Fiction, Ohio State University Press, 2013


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