Masannat, Siwar

Graduate Student Fellows

Plan: Creative Writing, PhD - Poetry

Achieved Degree(s):
M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry, George Mason University, 2012
B.Sc. in Pharmacy, University of Jordan, 2009

Selected Publication(s):
“'A Box a Song Makes in the Air': A review of Farid Matuk's The Real Horse” Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, 2019.
“sparrows =” poem-a-day, Academy of American Poets, December 2018.
50 Water Dreams. Cleveland State University, 2015.

Contemporary transnational poetry in the United States; poetics of space in transnational literature; postcolonial trauma and memory in Arab, South Asian, and Native American fiction; queer Arab(ic) fiction; transnational and third world feminist theory; queer theory

Academic Award(s):
Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (UWM, 2019-2020), Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (UWM, 2017-2018), Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship (UWM, 2016-2017), Eliana G. Berg Award for Graduate Research (UWM, 2016), Waldslaw Cieszynski Memorial Award (UWM, 2015), Chancellor’s Award (UWM, 2014), Faculty Summer Support Award (UWM, 2014), Thesis Fellowship (George Mason University, 2011-2012)

Conference Presentations:
“Gendering Territories & Trajectories: The Transnational in 'Toba Tek Singh' and 'Al-Hudoud'.” Kentucky Gender and Women’s Studies Conference, Lexington, KY, USA, 2019.

Teaching Experience:
ENG 101, ENG 102, ENG 233, LGBT 200, WGS 200