About the author

Katrina Daly Thompson is Professor of African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she directs the program in African languages. Her research concerns Swahili discourse on gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and Islam. She is the author of Popobawa: Tanzanian Talk, Global Misreadings (Indiana University Press, 2017), co-editor (with Erin Stiles) of Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast (Ohio University Press, 2015), and co-author of Swahili Learners’ Reference Grammar (NALRC Press, 2001). Her research on Swahili culture, language use, and language pedagogy has appeared in numerous journals, including AgendaAnthropology and HumanismCritical Discourse Studies, Discourse and Society, GLQ, Language in Society, International Journal of Comic Art, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Journal of Religion in Africa, and Modern Language Journal. She has taught Swahili at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Middlebury College, and UCLA.

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