Graduate Student Profiles

Aisha Matthews

Entry Year: 2017

(MA) Southern NH U
(BA) Yale University
aamatthews@smu.edu

English Department Graduate student Aisha Matthews portraitInterests and Publications

Science & speculative fictions, Afrofuturism, disability studies, young adult sci-fi, fantasy, feminism, postmodern theory.

“Gender, Ontology, and The Power of the Patriarchy: A Postmodern Feminist Analysis of Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.” Women's Studies: An Inter-Disciplinary Journal, vol. 47, no. 6, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/00497878.2018.1492403.

"Looking Back is Moving Forward: The legacy of Negro Spirituals in the Civil Rights Movement." International Journal of English Language, Literature, and Humanities. Vol. 4, No. 10. 2016

"Raping the Jezebel: Hypocrisy, Stereotyping, and Sexual Identity in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." International Journal of English, Language, Literature, and Humanities. Vol. 4, No. 5.02016

Aisha serves as the Director of Literature Programs for Escape Velocity Conference: https://escapevelocity.events/