Office: COTT 206
Dr. Maisam Alomar is an assistant professor in women and gender studies. Her research lies mainly in the areas of disability studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and also incorporates black studies and critical race scholarship to analyze ways racial categories shape what is considered a disability, who is considered disabled, and the legal and social consequences of such categorization. Alomar received her PhD from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She has received grants for her research from the Black Studies Project and the Institute of Arts and Humanities at UCSD, and by the University of California Humanities Research Institute.
Alomar's courses include Gender Race, Sex and the Body; Gender, Race, Science and Technology; and the graduate level course Gender, Race and Disability.