Mohja Kahf


United States

Known for

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Hijri 1387-Present (AH); Common Era 1967-Present (CE)

Mohja Kahf


Mohja Kahf is associate professor of comparative literature in the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and author of Western Representations of the Muslim Woman and a book of poetry, Emails from Scheherazad. Her novel, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, is the coming-of-age story of a Muslim American woman. Her article, "Braiding the Stories: Women's Eloquence in the Early Islamic Era" appears in Windows of Faith: Muslim Women's Scholarship and Activism. She also has essays in Living Islam Out Loud, Arab American Feminisms and Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out.