Therí Pickens's research focuses on Arab American and African American literatures and cultures, Disability Studies, philosophy, and literary theory. She authored New Body Politics: Narrating Arab and Black Identity in the Contemporary United States
, which asks: How does a story about embodied experience transform from mere anecdote to social and political critique?
Her critical work has appeared in a host of journals including: MELUS, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Disability Studies Quarterly, Hypatia,
and Women & Performance.
She bowls. She loves fashion. She is an avid watcher of Food Network's Chopped, and
consumer of culinary delights. You can find her at her website (www.tpickens.org
) or on Twitter (@TAPPhD).
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