Samina Najmi

Dr. Samina Najmi comes to us from Massachusetts, where she taught courses in multiethnic U.S. literature, cultural studies, and gender studies, at Babson College in Wellesley.

She received her B.A. Honors in English from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, and her graduate degrees from Tufts University.

Aside from various essays, her publications include Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature (U of Washington P, 2005), coedited with Zhou Xiaojing; White Women in Racialized Spaces (SUNY, 2002), coedited with Rajini Srikanth, and the reissue of The Heart of Hyacinth (U of Washington P, 2000), by Onoto Watanna, Asian America's first known novelist.

Dr. Najmi's teaching and research draw on both disciplinary and interdisciplinary resources, and her current scholarship focuses on post-9/11 literature.

Having lived on three continents, Dr. Najmi is happy to call Fresno home. She looks forward to watching her two children grow up in the soulful Central Valley.