Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Nabila Hijazi

Postdoctoral FellowDr. Nabila Hijazi

Dr. Nabila Hijazi joined the Writing Department in August 2021 as a Postdoctoral Fellow after over a decade of research and teaching at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research interests include Muslim women’s rhetoric(s), refugee women’s literacy practices, and translingual writing. Her work received national recognition. Her dissertation, “Syrian Refugee Women in the Diaspora: Sustaining Families through Literacies,” received Honorable Mention in the 2020 Presidents Dissertation Award by The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and her essay, “Reclaiming Forgotten Literacies-Agency through Functional, Rural and Food Literacies” received Honorable Mention in the 2021 Council of Writing Program Administrators, Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA Studies.


Maryland Hall 043A
Writing Department
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Phone: (410) 617-2550
Fax: (410) 617-2934


University of Maryland (2020), Ph.D., English Language and Literature
University of Maryland (2009), M.A., English Language and Literature
University of Maryland (2005), B.S., Accounting and Minor in English Literature. Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught

English 101: The Art of Reading


  • “Bodies in Conflict: Embodied Challenges and Complex Experiences.” Inter-chapter in Our Body of Work, edited by Melissa Nicholas and Anna Sicari. Logan: Utah State UP, forthcoming 2022. 8 ts.
  • “Reclaiming Forgotten Literacies: Agency through Food Literacy.” Food Justice Activism and Pedagogies: Literacies and Rhetorics for Transforming Food Systems in Local and Transnational Contexts, edited by Eileen Schell, Pritisha Shrestha, and Dianna Winslow. forthcoming 2022. 20 ts.
  • “Zainab Al-Ghazali: Transgression or Affirmation of Gender Roles.” Feminist Circulations: Rhetorical Explorations Across History And Geography, edited by Jessica Enoch, Danielle Griffin, and Karen Nelson. Logan: Utah State UP, 2021. 62-82.
  • “We Cannot Teach Composition in Isolation--Anything We Say is Culturally Shaped.” Interview with Shirley Wilson Logan. Composition Forum 38 (Spring 2018).

For more information about my professional activities, see my curriculum vitae (pdf format).

Lucas Southworth

Lucas Southworth

This associate professor of writing encourages students to think of themselves as a community of artists