Student SpotlightUmama Ahmed '24
Majors: Writing and Rhetoric, Psychological Science
minor: Writing Colleagues Program
"As a brown, queer, Muslim woman from Pakistan, it is fascinating to have tools to parse the systems that have raised me through Writing and Rhetoric. The major has consistently required me to reflect on what academia and personhood intersecting means, making me more aware of how and where I am situated in larger discourse. I loved taking all the core courses for the major, especially Power and Persuasion and Talk and Text, which allowed me to focus on local identities within the South Asian region to practice decentering and decolonizing of feminist discourse. The emphasis all of my classes have placed on the process of drafting, editing and peer-review make writing something that stems from and happens within the communities that we are surrounded by."