Sharifa Patel | Mount Allison

Sharifa Patel

Postdoctoral Fellow


Sharifa Patel is the W.P. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow in the Canadian Studies Department at Mount Allison University. Her research explores news media and political conversations that portray Muslim homes as spaces of violence. Her work examines the settler colonial histories of contemporary Canadian policies that aim to prevent immigrant Muslim families that participate in non-normative family formations from entering Canada. Sharifa Patel is also one of the co-managing editors for the journal Feral Feminisms.  


 “‘Civilizing’ the ‘Barbaric’ Child: The New Home of Omar Khadr.” Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies, 25 MS pages. (forthcoming). 

“Citizenship and non-Monogamy in Canada: The Case of the Shafia Family Murders.” Citizenship Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, 2022, pp. 167-183. 

 “Introduction: Disrupting the Foundations and Our Complicity in Rape Culture.” Feral Feminisms Special Issue: Critical Interventions in Rape Culture, vol. 8, 2019. (Guest Editor). 

(Co-Authored with Amy Verhaeghe and Ela Pryzyblo). “On the Im/Possibilities of Anti-Racist  and Decolonial Publishing as Pedagogical Praxis.” Feminist Teacher, vol. 2-3, 2018, pp. 79-90. 

“Theorizing Silence, Violence, and Memory in Anita Rau Badami’s Tell It to the Trees.”        South Asian Review, vol. 37, no. 1, 2016, pp. 131-144.


Ph.D., English and Cultural Studies McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario