Joya Uraizee, Ph.D.
Joya Uraizee got her Ph.D. in postcolonial literature and theory at Purdue University in 1994. Her research interests include postcolonial women writers and political fiction, representations of the nation in postcolonial film and theories of liberation. Currently she is working on a book length analysis of the aesthetics and politics of representing the voices of child soldiers in memoirs, fiction, and film.
Dr Uraizee was a Fulbright fellow in South Africa in 2008.
M.A. Baylor University (1986)
Ph.D. Purdue University (1994)
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS
Twentieth Century Literature, Post Colonial Literature and Theory, Modern British Literature, African Literature
This Is No Place for a Woman: Nadine Gordimer, Nayantara Sahgal, Buchi Emecheta, and the Politics of Gender. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2000.
In the Jaws of the Leviathan: Genocide Fiction and Film. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
"Subverting the Status Quo in Sénégal: Djibril Diôp Mambety's Hyenas and the Politics of Liberation." Literature and Film Quarterly 34, 4 (2006): 313-322.
"'Flowers in All Their Colours': Natios and Communities in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood." International Fiction Review 31 (2004): 27-38.
"Buchi Emecheta and the Politics of Gender." Chapter Nine of Black Women Writers Across Cultures: An Analysis of Their Contributions ed. Valentine Udoh James, James S. Etim, Melanie Marshall James and Ambe J. Njoh. Lanham, New York & Oxford: International Scholars Publications, 2000: 171-206.
"The Role of Ethics in the Undergraduate Curriculum." In What's Ethics Got to Do With It? The Role of Ethics in Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Education at Saint Louis University, ed. John F. Kavanaugh, S.J. and Donna J. Werner. St. Louis: Saint Louis University Press, 2000: 93-98.
"'She Walked Away Without Looking Back: Christophine and the Enigma of History in Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea." Clio 28, 3 (Spring 1999): 261-277.
"Fragmented Borders and Female Boundary Markers in Buchi Emecheta's Destination Biafra." Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 30, 1-2 (Spring 1997): 16-28.
"Decolonizing the Mind: Paradigms for Self-Definition in Nayantara Sahgal's Rich Like Us." Writing the Nation: Self of Country in Post-Colonial Imagination ed. John C. Hawley, S.J. Critical Studies 7. Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi, 1996: 161-175.
Click for photos of Joya's trip to Uganda/Sierra Leone.