Principal Faculty

fahima ife
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, TBD
  • Mail Stop Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Biography, Education and Training

fahima ife (they/she, any or no pronoun) is a poet, professor, and editor based in Northern California and New Orleans. fahima's multidisciplinary training in experimental Black Studies, Black feminist literature and performance, and radical ecomaterial arts culminated in a Ph.D. in Languages, Literacies, and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. In her creative/critical work and in the classes she teaches, fahima considers 20th and 21st century experimental black aesthetics, ecological poetry and poetics, performance art, intimacy, and pleasure. fahima mostly produces poems, lyrical essays, and hybrid experimental works. She is author of Maroon Choreography (Duke University Press, 2021), the forthcoming poetry collection, Arrhythmia (publisher TBA, 2023), and other works in liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics & black studiesmercury firs, and Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora among other places.  She is currently at work on the poetry collection, a music of our sensing here. She is contributing editor at Tilted House press, and with Ian U Lockaby, co-edits the forthcoming journal LUCIUS.