Akhtar, Hiba

Research Interests: Postcolonial feminist theory, oral histories, hybrid identities, transnational work, and feminisms of the Global South.
Committee: Mary Hawkesworth, Julie Rajan, Brittney Cooper
Thesis/Practicum: Practicum “Redefining Home through a Practicum Internship at Karamah Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights”

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she majored in English and Journalism and minored in Religion. She fell deeply in love with the work of bell hooks and deeply out of love with her job as a research analyst during her first year after graduation, so she started a post-baccalaureate program in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and hasn't looked back since. Hiba's looking forward to figuring out for herself why everyone rolls their eyes when she tells them she's moving to Jersey.