Thanks for visiting my webpage. Here’s a little bit about me:

I teach literature and writing at the University of Pittsburgh and am the MFA coordinator in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. My PhD research investigated what gothic narrative form looked like in contemporary postcolonial fiction.  While I am still interested in and write about postcolonial fiction, I’m also drawn to  children’s literature, books with pictures, and the concept of visual literacy. I write about literature for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Times Literary Supplement, the Horn Book Magazine, Mondoweiss, and others.

I am most interested in experimental narrative forms, and any story well told about immigrants and refugees, people coping with disability, and racial/ ethnic difference. I am always on the look out for a good graphic novel.

But who am I kidding? I read everything I can get my hands on.

I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line at: julie (dot) azzam (at sign) gmail (dot) com