Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies;
Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department;
Director of the Women’s and Gender Non-Conforming Center
Spring 2021 Session A
Wed: noon – 2 p.m. (virtual)
WGS 286 MM (Wed: 10:00 am – 11:59 am)
M. Shadee Malaklou is a critical race and gender and sexuality studies scholar with expertise in Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks (1952). Her research interrogates the metaphysical relationship between space and time to argue that gender and sexuality are produced as human identities and types through the presumed timelessness that Enlightenment modernity assigns to black people. This research contributes significantly not just to the study of racial blackness but also to how we understand non-black differences. In addition to writing for academic journals, she regularly publishes think pieces, most recently, in The Feminist Wire and CounterPunch. Prior to joining Berea College in Fall 2019 as Chair and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and the founding director of its Women’s and Gender Non-Conforming Center, Malaklou served as Assistant Professor (2016-2019) and Acting Chair (2018-2019) of Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College, where she was also a Mellon Faculty Fellow for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (2016-2018). In addition to her appointment at Berea College, Malaklou currently serves as visiting faculty in the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University in Montreal. She received her PhD in Culture and Theory and graduate certificates in Critical Theory and Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Irvine and her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Duke University.