July 3, 2017

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is excited to welcome Dr. Jamila Kareem to the university.
Dr. Jamila M. Kareem was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the heart of the Midwest. From a young age she was an enthusiastic reader, preferring books as toys rather than dolls and video games. She catered to this interest in literature by majoring first in theater and then creative writing, as an undergrad. She received a B.A. from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, an M.A. from University of Indianapolis, and a PhD from University of Louisville.
Her research interests concern critical race theory, academic writing practices, and community literacy. Her articles and chapters have been published in JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics and The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context.
She spends her free time with her dog, at museums, and feeding her love of fantasy sci-fi.