Danielle Haque, Ph.D.

Professor | English Literature & English Studies

Address: 201L Armstrong Hall (AH 201L)
Phone: (507) 389-5261
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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