Nuzhat Amin

Long Island University

Nuzhat Amin is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus, where she teaches courses in cultural diversity and in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. She has taught English, ESL and EFL in Canada, Pakistan and Poland. Nuzhat’s research explores the intersections of race with gender, language and power. Her current research interrogates discourses of Islam in TESOL. She has published in The CATESOL Journal, TESOL Matters, TESOL Quarterly and Canadian Woman Studies.

  • The Poetics of Anti-Racism

    Edited by Nuzhat Amin, George Dei and Meredith Lordan     January 2006

    The sense of white entitlement is seen through discourses of “what about us” when issues of race and equity are raised in the classrooms of the dominant. Even when race issues are grudgingly acknowledged there is the politics of moral distancing apparent in the dominant body “playing the race card” through evocations of “merit,” “excellence” and “meritocracy.”