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Profile: Malcolm Tariq

Title: GSI/L&L

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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)
“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
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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