Dr. Samina Najmi

California, United States

Member Since: 09/17/2012

Samina Najmi is associate professor of English at California State University, Fresno. A scholar of race, gender, and war in American literature, she discovered the rewards of more personal kinds of writing in 2011 when she stumbled into a CSU Summer Arts course that taught her to see. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Warscapes, The Rumpus, Pilgrimage, The Progressive, Gargoyle, Chautauqua, and other publications. Her essay "Abdul" won Map Literary's 2012 nonfiction prize. Having lived in Karachi, London, and Boston, Samina now calls the San Joaquin Valley home. She watches and writes as her children, her students, and her citrus grow around her.

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry