About Me

TI Profileالسلام عليكم و مرحبا و اهلا و سهلا

Ahlan wa sahlan!  A warm welcome to you.

I am an assistant professor in the Institute for Core Studies at St. John’s University. I completed a Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University in 2018. I was an American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow in 2017-2018 and a Fulbright Fellow to Syria in 2008-2009.

My current research focuses on Islamophobia, constitutive rhetoric, and the rhetorics of space and place.

In the classroom and beyond, I am committed to equity and social justice. I love thinking about writing program administration and how best our programs can serve diverse student bodies.

If you’d like to contact me, my email address is issakt@stjohns.edu.