Katrina Daly Thompson
Position title: Professor, Dept of African Cultural Studies
In Thompson’s first monograph, Zimbabwe’s Cinematic Arts: Language, Power, Identity (Indiana University Press, 2012), they used critical discourse analysis to examine how cultural identity is produced, performed, and negotiated in talk and texts about film and television in Zimbabwe. Their next book, Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast, a co-edited volume with Erin Stiles from Ohio University Press (2015), brought together anthropologists, historians, linguists, and gender studies scholars to examine Islam, sexuality, gender, and marriage on the Swahili coast and elsewhere in the Indian Ocean. Thompson’s second monograph, Popobawa: Tanzanian Talk, Global Misreadings (Indiana University Press, 2017), concerned the transgression of discursive taboos and cultural boundaries of gender and sexuality in Swahili talk about the supernatural.
Thompson’s current research focus is a multi-sited ethnography of nonconformist Muslim communities of practice in North America and online, contributing to queer anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and Islamic Studies. Their book, Muslims on the Margins: Creating Queer Religious Community in North America, is in production with NYU Press, to appear in its North American Religions series in early 2023.
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- AFRICAN 407: Critical Approaches to Multilingualism
- AFRICAN 500: Language in Society in Africa
- AFRICAN 575: Methods of Teaching African Languages: Theory and Practice
- AFRICAN 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a LCTL
- AFRICAN 697: Monitored Self-Instruction of an African Language
- AFRICAN 671: Multilanguage Seminar
- AFRICAN 701: Critical Approaches to Multilingualism
- AFRICAN 703: Topics in Teaching African Languages: Communicative Lesson Planning; Flipped Classes and Blended Learning
- AFRICAN 705: Teaching Portfolio
- AFRICAN 804: Critical Applied Linguistics Working Group
- AFRICAN 925: Field Methods (Literary Ethnography)