Tala Khanmalek

Virtual Visiting Scholar

Tala Khanmalek (she/they) is an Assistant Professor of gender and sexuality studies at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her PhD in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University from 2016 to 2019. She is currently writing a book manuscript that engages public health archives with feminist of color epistemologies and continuing a multi-year oral history project on the work of healing justice practitioners. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in Frontiers, Latino Studies, Feminist Studies, and Ethnic Studies Review, among other journals.

Prof. Khanmalek is Virtual Visiting Scholar at the Franklin Humanities Institute for 2021-22. During her virtual visit, she will be working with Wesley Hogan and writing a mixed-genre essay on her grandmother’s migration journey and what it reveals about mapping imperial connections.

Photo of Tala Khanmalek: she/they is standing at a beach at sunset, wearing a knit scarf and winter jacket