Profile of Graduates

Class of 2006

Ramzi Fawaz : - American Popular Culture

The Departmental Citation Winner for 2006, Ramzi Fawaz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his PhD in American Studies from George Washington University. His book, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics, published by NYU Press as part of their series Post-Millennial Pop in January 2016, explores how the American superhero came to embody the political aspirations of racial, gender, and sexual minorities in the post-WWII period. Ramzi is a former fellow of the Social Science Research Council and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, which awarded his manuscript the 2012-2013 CLAGS Fellowship Award for best first book project in LGBT Studies. His essays have been published in American Literature, Callaloo, and Anthropological Quarterly. His next book project develops a new theory of affect through the study of the cultural politics and literary production of Gay Liberation since the 1970s.