Inayatulla, Shereen

Inayatulla, Shereen

Associate Professor

Phone: 718-262-5187
Office Location: AC-2A13B

Office Hours  
Tuesdays  1:00 - 3:00 PM 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee  English: Composition & Rhetoric  2010 
MA  University of Windsor  English: Literature & Creative Writing  2004 
BA  University of Manitoba  English: Literature  1998 
Shereen Inayatulla specializes in Composition and Rhetoric. Over the last decade, she has taught English in a variety of international contexts ranging from college writing courses in Canada and the US to secondary-level language courses in Japan’s public school system. Her research areas include critical pedagogy, queer and postcolonial feminist theories, and representations of teacher/student identity in literacy narratives. She has presented her work at such forums as the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, and the Thomas R. Watson Conference.

Areas of Expertise

Composition (Basic Writing & Studio Workshops)
Queer Theory
Gender Studies

Books in Field Of Expertise

Articles in Field Of Expertise

S. Inayatulla. "Brown Queer Compositionistas and the Reflective Practice of Automythnography." Journal of Lesbian Studies (Special Issue). 21.4 Publication Date (online): September 15, 2016 (print publication forthcoming): 20 (DS).

S. Inayatulla. "A Revolving Closet Door: Reflections on “Queerbrown” Teacher Identity." The Writing Instructor (Special Issue: "Queer and Now"). Publication Date: March 2015: 25 (DS).

S. Inayatulla. "Beyond the Dark Closet: Reconsidering Literacy Narratives as Performative Artifacts." Journal of Basic Writing. 32.2 Publication Date: Fall 2013 (Release Date: December 2015): 22 (DS).

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Sans Papiers: Studying Citizenship and Documentation in the Writing Classroom " Forthcoming (March 2017): Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Autoethnographic Reflection for Antiracist Research and Teaching Practices " February 2017: CUNY Graduate Center "CompComm" Series.

" Teach-In: Panel to Discuss Immigration Ban " February 2017: York College African American Resource Center.

" Autoethnographic Reflection for Anti-Racist Classrooms " October 2016: Thomas R. Watson Conference.

" Writing Across the Curriculum at York College " January 2016: Long Island Business Institute Faculty Convocation.

" Queer Passing Narratives: Guest Lecture " April 2015: ENG 410: Senior Seminar: American Passing Narratives.

" Contact and Commodity: Teacher Practice in Transnational Contexts " March 2015: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Translingual Diversity: Autoethnographical Teaching Strategies " September 2014: University of Michigan-Dearborn Writing Program Faculty.

" Crafting Automythnography " March 2014: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Rethinking Undergraduate Research Writing " March 2014: York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

" Acquisition, Emancipation, Assimilation, and Loss: False Dichotomies in English Composition " April 2013: International Linguistics Association Conference, Kingsborough Community College.

" Read, Write, Assimilate: The Crises of Literacy Narratives in English Composition " March 2013: York College Provost's Lecture Series.

" Assess, Mark, Comment, or Correct: How to Respond Effectively to Student Writing " November 2012: York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

" Redressing Literacy Narratives in Composition " October 2012: York College Department of English.

" Plagiarism As Learning: The Role of Patchwriting in Pedagogy " May 2012: CUNY CUE Conference.

" Experiences Teaching Hybrid Writing 303 " April 2012: WRIT Faculty Professional Development Workshop.

" Addressing Homophobia and Homo-negativity in the Classroom " March 2012: York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

" Outfitting the Outcast: Writing Fishnet Femifestos from Our Dark, Queer Closets " October 2011: UCLA 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference.

" A Process as Product: Writing to Learn and Learning to Collaborate " May 2011: CUNY General Education Conference.

" Queer and Religious " April 2011: Columbia University Teach-In: Religion, Sexuality, and Gender Identity.

" Outfitting the Outcast: Sex Workers, Queer Femmes, and Fishnet Femifestos " April 2011: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Using Personal Narrative Writing in All Disciplines " March 2011: York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

" Grading and Assessment Practices " March 2011: Teaching Freshman Writing Seminar, York College Department of English.

" Redressing the Queer Closet. " March 2010: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Troubling Boundaries: Social Action and Composition. " March 2009: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Ain’t I An Indian? Queering, teaching and representing feminist selves in text. " March 2009: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Recomposing the Design Paradigm: Understanding the Critical Effects of ‘New Media. " October 2008: Watson Conference.

" Reflecting Queerly: Writing, Practicing, In/formation. " April 2008: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" The Mudflap Girl Reads Queerly: Coming From and Bringing Out a Queer Feminist Approach. " October 2007: Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference.

" Un/scripting Race in Composition Pedagogy. " March 2006: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

" Unapologetically Yours, The Open Letter as a Rhetorical Device in the Work of Gloria Anzaldúa and t.j. bryan. " October 2005: Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference.

" Emerging Voices: Indo-Canadian Women Negotiate Hybridity. " Spring 2004: Minority Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago; English Graduate Student Conference, York University (Toronto); Feminist Research Group Conference, University of Windsor.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Director's Award, York College Annual Student Research Day: Spring 2015.

PSC-CUNY Research Award: Summer 2014.

William Stewart Travel Award: Spring 2014.

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program: Spring 2013.

PSC-CUNY Research Award: July 2011.

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Spring 2010.

Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: 2004-2006.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Completed Online/Hybrid Course Training: Spring 2011 to Fall 2011.