Ali M. Rahman

Ali M. Rahman
Lecturer in Critical Writing, Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing

Dr. Ali M. Rahman is a Lecturer in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. While completing his PhD at UC Santa Barbara focusing on digital rhetoric and composition with an emphasis in writing studies, Ali reviewed and edited manuscripts for multiple academic journals, ran writing workshops in partnership with various centers on campus, collaborated with university administrators to implement career-oriented programming for graduate students, and helped facilitate faculty grant writing workshops. Ali also earned his MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College with an added focus on nonfiction while working for New York Public Radio and writing content for their website. He has taught both professional and creative writing in a variety of capacities including in the Middle East with refugee populations, the New York prison system, independent K-12 and boarding schools, and a large public university. His research focuses on digital writing, rhetoric, pedagogy, and education. He is currently working on a book exploring Islamic authority in online spaces and how Muslim Americans navigate their search for knowledge in a neoliberal age.

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