Gabeba Baderoon is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies, and holds a courtesy appointment in Comparative Literature.  She co-directs the African Feminist Initiative at Penn State and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Approaches to Intersectionality. Baderoon received a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town, and has held Post-doctoral fellowships in the Africana Research Center at Penn State and the “Islam, African Publics and Religious Values” Project at the University of Cape Town.  She writes on representations of Islam, slavery, race and sexuality. She co-organizes a transnational project on “Theorizing Gender and Islam,” which has hosted two international conferences and led to a special issue of the Journal for Islamic Studies. Baderoon is the author of Regarding Muslims: from Slavery to Post-apartheid and the poetry collections The Dream in the Next Body and A hundred silences.