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Profile: Malcolm Tariq

Title: Graduate Student/L&L
MA, Emory University, 2013

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

20th Century African American Literature, Southern Studies, Black Queerness, Protest, Black Urban Leadership


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
 “Politics of Protest: Tupac and Thug Life.” Emory Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol. 7 (Fall 2011) : 20-22. Print.
Creative (Poetry)
"Black Looks B(l)ack," CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, 17 (Spring 2016).

“Nomenclature,” Kinfolks: a journal of black expression, 1:3 (August 2015), page 10.

“Speaking” and “The Backyard,” Red Truck Review, Spring 2015 (January 2015).

“Q & A: Writing Poems with Savannah Roots: Home, Place, and Lowcountry as Muse” (Interview with MW Rishell), Red
Truck Review
, Spring 2015 (January 2015).

Additional Info

Fellowships and Awards
PAGE Fellowship (Publicly Active Graduate Education), Imagining America Consortium, 2015-2016.
Rackham Merit Fellowship, 2013-2019
Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellowship (University of Michigan), 2016
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (Social Science Research Council), 2016
Mellon Public Humanities Fellowship (University of Michigan), 2016
Hopwood Award in Graduate Poetry, University of Michigan, April 2015
2nd Place Colby A. Kullman Award, Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference, University of Mississippi, 2014

“C.O.P.E – Coming Out Publicly Engaged: Thriving at the Intersections of Academia, Creative Praxis, and Engagement (and Yourself).” Co-presentation with Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellows. Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Baltimore, Maryland: 30 September – 3 October 2015.
“Reading Street Literature in the Era of Ferguson.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. Boston, Massachusetts: 21-24 May 2015.

“Reading Street Literature in the Era of Ferguson.” Critical Ethnic Studies Conference. York University. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 30 April 2015.
“Toomer’s Soul.” Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference. University of Mississippi. Oxford, Mississippi: 17-19 July 2014.
“Blue and Death-Bound, or an Approach to Reading Tupac Shakur.” Rackham Summer Institute Symposium. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 9 August 2013.
“Goines Verses the Ghetto: Interpreting Violence and Motive.” UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium. University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California: 10 August 2011.

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