Office Number: 14E-309

danah alfailakawi

Predoctoral Fellow

danah alfailakawi is a phd candidate in the comparative literature department at the University of California, Irvine. her dissertation brings the fields of psychoanalysis, queer of color critique, and critical race theory to the literatures of the arabian peninsula, as she investigates modes of abject queerness in the region of the gulf. drawing from the methods of indigenous poetics, black radical feminisms, and women of color feminisms, she plays with storytelling, memory work, language, and citation throughout her writing.