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Two new Visiting Assistant professors join the English faculty this fall

Dr. Leland Tabares and Dr. Sakinah Hofler will be joining the English faculty this fall as Visiting Assistant professors. Both professors are highly accomplished and published writers. Dr. Tabares' work centers on literature, labor, and racialization in contemporary American culture. Dr. Sakinah Hofler is a fiction writer, poet, and playwright who successfully defended her dissertation this spring at the University of Cincinnati where she was an Albert C. Yates Fellow.

We are so excited to welcome them both to the Department of English at Loyola University!

Dr. Tabares' research spans Asian American Studies, American Studies, critical race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, media studies, food studies, and theories of labor and popular culture. His book project, Professionalizing Asian America: Race and Labor in the Twenty-First Century, traces how Asian Americans' increasing representation in a diverse range of contemporary industry professions - from the university and the modern restaurant industry to the Silicon Valley tech industry and digital media platforms like YouTube - enculturates new conceptions of race, ethnicity, and belonging. His research spans Asian American Studies, American Studies, critical race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, media studies, food studies, and theories of labor and popular culture.

 

Dr.Sakinah Hofler's work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She has won the Manchester Fiction Prize, the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, and the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. A former chemical engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense, and hailing from the great city of Newark, NJ, Dr. Hofler successfully defended her dissertation this spring at the University of Cincinnati where she was an Albert C. Yates Fellow.