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Maha Marouan

Maha Marouan
Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies and African Studies
The Pennsylvania State University


Maha Marouan


Dr. Marouan’s scholarship engages the intersections of race, gender and religion in Africa and the African Diaspora

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Transnational Feminisms, African Feminisms
  • African Women, Gender and Migration
  • African and African Diaspora Religions
  • Comparative Literature, Postcolonial literature (in French and English)
  • Critical Race Theory, Comparative Racialization, Race and belonging in Africa and the African Diaspora


  • UNDERGRADUATE: Women of the African Diaspora (WMNST 102), Global Feminisms (WMNST 200), Sexism and Racism (WMNST 103), African Diaspora Women Spirituality (AFAM 410)
  • GRADUATE: Transnational Feminisms (WMNST 502), African Feminisms (WMNST 550), Gender and Sexualities in the African Diaspora (AFAM 503)

Titles & Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Women Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies
  • Affiliate faculty, African Studies
  • Co-Director, African Feminist Initiative (


  • Witches, Goddesses and Angry Spirits: The Politics of Spiritual Liberation in African Diaspora Women’s Fiction, Ohio State University Press, 2013
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