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Maia Gil'Adi


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Maia Gil'AdiAssistant Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    English
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4177
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 476
  • Email

Research Interests

Twentieth-century and contemporary Latina/o fiction, allegorized violence and in Latina/o speculative fiction.

Education

  • Ph D: English, (2018), George Washington University - Washington, D.C.
  • MFA: Creative Writing, (2010), American University - Washington, D.C.
  • BA: English and Creative Writing, (2005), George Washington University - Washington, D.C.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Teaching Award (2015), Teaching - English Department, George Washington University
  • Edward A. Bouchet Honors Society Inductee (2014) - Edward A. Bouchet Honors Society

Selected Publications

  • Gil'Adi, M. (2017) "Review of Ylce Irizarry. Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad", MELUS 42:3 pp. 231-233
  • Gil'Adi, M. (2017) "Review of Laura Halperin. Intersections of harm: Narratives of Latina deviance and defiance", Latino Studies 15:3 pp. 395-397
  • Gil'Adi, M. (2015) "Review of Gordon K. Mantler. Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974", Aztlán 40:2 pp. 275-279

Selected Presentations

  • Rekonkista: ‘Brown-Face’ and Time Travel in Sesshu Foster’s Atomik Aztex - American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Latina/o New York II: Contemporary Authors Writing On or From New York - Modern Language Association, January 2018 - New York, NY
  • ‘Rodeado de fantasmas’: Death, Pleasure, and Fragmentation in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 - 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism, April 2017 - New York, NY
  • Beyond the Countercultural: Monstrous Desire in Latina/o Science Fiction - Modern Language Association, January 2017 - Denver, CO
  • Speculative Latina/o: Histories of the Future - Modern Language Association, January 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Constructions of Home: Racial Violence and Historical Counter-Narratives in American Literature - American Studies Association, November 2016 - Denver, CO
  • Azúcar-pocalypse Now: Consumption at the End of the World - Latino Studies Association, July 2016 - Pasadena, CA
  • Fukú, Post-Apocalyptic Haunting, and Science-Fiction Embodiment in Junot Díaz’s ‘Monstro’ - Latino Studies Association, July 2016 - Pasadena, CA
  • Cotton, Sugarcane, and Blood: Destructive Utopias at the End of the World - 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism, April 2015 - New York, NY
  • The Zombie Archive - Transvisceral: The 2015 EGSA Symposium, February 2015 - Washington, D.C.
  • ‘I’m going to drain you completely’: Pleasure, Death and Racial Spectrality on the U.S-Mexico Border - American Studies Association, November 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Transcending Social Justice: Racial Spectrality and Destructive Utopias in Latino Literature - Laitna/o Studies Association, July 2014 - Chicago, IL
  • Beyond Social Justice: Monstrous Desire and Destructive Utopias in Latino Literature - American Comparative Literature Association, March 2014 - New York, NY
  • Postfeminist/Post-Queer - Post-ing: A Symposium on What Comes After, February 2014 - Washington, D.C.
  • ‘under the eyelid of a corpse’: Death and Spectrality on the Border in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 - Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, November 2013 - Atlantic City, NJ
  • ‘Erase the stains’: Racial Hauntings and the Browning of America in Colson Whitehead’s Zone One - The 1st Biennial U.S. Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism, March 2013 - New York, NY
  • ‘Erase the stains’: Racial Hauntings and Specters of Slavery in Colson Whitehead’s Zone One - The 2014 EGSA Symposium, February 2013 - Washington D.C.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2018), Fellowship - George Washington University
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2017), Fellowship - George Washington University
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • Summer Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2016), Fellowship - George Washington University
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • Travel Grant (2016), Grant - Modern Language Association
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • Annette K. Baxter Travel Grant (2014), Grant - American Studies Association
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2011), Fellowship - George Washington University
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • McCandlish Endowment Fellowship (2015), Fellowship - English Department, George Washington University
    Gil'Adi, M.
  • Academic Fellowship (2007), Fellowship - American University
    Gil'Adi, M.