Nafisa Tanjeem

Nafisa Tanjeem

Nafisa Tanjeem is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies and Global Studies at Lesley University. Her website is here and she can be contacted at ntanjeem@lesley.edu.

Articles by this author

"Pregnancy could be a rewarding yet challenging and stressful experience for women," writes Tanjeem. "Pregnant women need not the additional burden of dealing with the impossible “choice” of getting the vaccine in the absence of reliable clinical trial data." (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 08, 2021
The Impossibility of an "Informed Choice": The Covid-19 Vaccine and Pregnant Women
Women’s struggle for reproductive justice has historically involved complex layers of negotiation. In the 1960s and the 1970s, “My body, my choice” became a widely popular slogan to fight for women’s bodily integrity and autonomy regarding issues such as abortion, birth control, and reproductive...
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"One of the increasingly popular survival mechanisms for struggling universities is to succumb to the eLearning market," write Tanjeem and Illuzzi. (Photo: iStock/Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 07, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Normalizing an eLearning-Industrial-Complex in US Higher Education
In an Intercept piece earlier this year, Naomi Klein uses the term “coronavirus capitalism” to describe how the cataclysmic global Covid-19 pandemic is normalizing oppressive, capitalist practices that were previously unthinkable. She explains the way predatory ideas and practices of the government...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wears a face mask to protect herself from the coronavirus during a press conference in the Corona neighborhood of Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Eclipsed Race and Class? Calling AOC a 'B*tch' Is Not Just About Sexism
In response to Congressman Ted Yoho's horrible sexist abuse, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) offered a powerful critique of the culture of misogyny, impunity, and dehumanization of women in a passionate speech on the House floor last Thursday. Using the same brush to paint...
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International travelers leave the Customs and Immigration area of Dulles International Airport (IAD) June 29, 2017, outside Washington, D.C., in Dulles, Virginia. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Despite Trump Reversal on Visas, Struggles of International Students Haven't Ended
In an unprecedently swift immigration policy reversal, the Trump administration was forced to rescind the policy that barred international students taking online-only classes from staying in the United States. As a former international student and an immigrant faculty of color at a U.S. university...
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