Ramzi Fawaz

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Ramzi Fawaz
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Assistant Professor
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ramzi Fawaz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his PhD in American Studies from George Washington University. His current book project, “The New Mutants: Comic Book Superheroes and Popular Fantasy in Postwar America” explores how the American superhero came to embody the political aspirations of racial, gender, and sexual minorities in the post-WWII period. “The New Mutants” will be published by NYU Press in Spring 2015 as part of their series Post-Millennial Pop. He is a former fellow of the Social Science Research Council and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, which awarded his manuscript the 2012-2013 CLAGS Fellowship Award for best first book project in LGBT Studies. His essays have been published in American Literature, Callaloo, and Anthropological Quarterly. His next book project develops an affective cultural history of the media and politics of Gay Liberation since the 1970s. With Damon Young, he is the co-founder of the Sexual Politics/Sexual Poetics Collective, a newly formed, national queer theory working group composed of first-year and early career scholars committed to expanding and transforming the work of sexuality studies in the humanities. The Sexual Politics/Sexual Poetics website can be found here: http://queerandnow.tumblr.com


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