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Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Fedwa Malti-DouglasMartha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Gender Studies and Comparative Literature
Adjunct Professor of Law

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Ph.D. UCLA, 1977
M.A. UCLA, 1973


G402 - Problems in Gender Studies (Selling Sex; Gender, Comics And Animation)
G498 - Critical Issues in Gender Studies (Gender & Comic Strips; Selling Sex: Gender/Prostitutn; Gender And Graphic Novels)
G701 - Grad Topics in Gender Studies (Gender And Graphic Novels; Disability Between Law & Culture; Privacy, Sex And Law)


Professor Malti-Douglas began her career in Middle Eastern studies, producing nine books in this area (two chosen for singular distinction) and over 80 articles. She has served on many boards (including editorial boards) and received numerous fellowships and endowed lectureships, as well as the 1997 Kuwait Prize for Arts and Letters and the 1998 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Dean for Women's Affairs at IU. Professor Malti-Douglas has recently broadened her intellectual interests. Hisland (SUNY Press, 1998) is a satirical novel of the academy. Her most recent book, The Starr Report Disrobed (Columbia University Press, 2000), links the interdisciplinary area of gender, sexuality, and the body with that of American legal and political narratives.

Her current research includes work in Europe and Latin America as well as the United States, as it continues her interest in visual and verbal narratives. Professor Malti-Douglas was recently selected for membership in the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the country. She is only the fourth IU faculty member to receive this award. In the fall of 2004 she was inducted into the society with professor and author Noam Chomsky, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer. The American Philosophical Society was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.

Currently, Dr. Malti-Douglas is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of a new four-volume Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender for MacMillian.