Colleen Lutz Clemens

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Associate Professor, Non-Western Literatures
Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

PhD (English/Gender Studies), Lehigh University

Dr. Clemens’s research explores representations of Islamic veiling in literature and popular culture, Feminist memoir, and women and violence. Some of her published works include “’Imagine Us in the Act of Reading’: A Resistant Reading of Reading Lolita in Tehran,” in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, “Suicide Girls”: Orhan Pamuk’s Snow and the Politics of Resistance in Contemporary Turkey,” in Feminist Formations (formerly The National Women’s Studies Association Journal), which will also be reprinted in Turkish in a collection compiled by Pamuk’s Turkish publisher YKY in 2015, and “Listening to the World: The Importance of Postcolonial Texts in the Secondary Classroom,” in Plural Space.

She recently served as the moderator at the Lehigh University Graduate Student Literature and Social Justice Conference and at the LVAIC Women’s Studies Conference. Dr. Clemens also serves on the Women’s Studies Advisory Board for Kutztown University.