Danielle Haque, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | English Literature & English Studies

Address: 230 Armstrong Hall (AH 230)
Phone: (507) 389-2117
Email: danielle.haque@mnsu.edu


  • Ph.D. in English from Cornell University 
  • M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
  • M.Div. from Yale Divinity School 

Recent Publications:


Interrogating Secularism: Race and Religion in Arab Transnational Art and Literature. Syracuse University Press. Critical Arab American Studies Series (2019). 

Refereed Journal Articles  

“Mohja Kahf.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam in North America. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming, 2022). 

“Blessed and Banned: Surveillance and Refusal in Somali Diasporic Art & Literature”  

Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies. 9.1 (2021).  

“Collective Care and Human Rights Cinema: Musa Syeed’s A Stray and Somali MinneapolisAmerican Quarterly Studies. (73.4 2021). 

From the Beqaa Valley to Deep Valley: Arab American Childhood & US Orientalism in Children’s Literature.” Research in Diversity and Youth Literature. Summer/Winter 3.1 & 3.2 (2020). 

 “Water Occupation & the Ecology of Arab American Literature.” MELUS (Multi Ethnic Literature of the United States). Vol. 44, Issue 1, Spring 2019, 65-86. 

Republished as: “Water Occupation & the Ecology of Arab American Literature.” Sajjilu SWANA: A Reader in Arab American Studies. Edited by Louise Cainkar, Pauline Homsi Vinson, and Amira Jarmakani. Syracuse University Press. Critical Arab American Studies Series, 2022. 

“The Postsecular Turn and Muslim American Literature.” American Literature. Vol. 86. No. 4 (December 2014). 

Recent Courses Taught:

  • ENG 635: Humans, Nonhumans, Posthumans 
  • ENG 618: Arab American Literature 
  • ENG 611: American Environmental Literature 1865-present 
  • ENG 435: Global Literature and the Environment 
  • ENG 433W: Human Rights and Global Literature 
  • ENG 410: 21st Century Literature 
  • HON 401: Somali American Literature, Art, and Music 
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