STEPHANIE ABRAHAM is a non-fiction writer and media critic based in Los Angeles. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, such as McSweeney’s, Al Jazeera, Ms. and Bitch, as well as the anthologies Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists. She was recently a featured writer in the PEN Center USA event Wet Hot Arab-American Summer. She serves as the Pop Culture Correspondent and Film Critic for the radio and television show Rising Up with Sonali. She was part of the editorial collective who founded the feminist magazine make/shift, and the founding editor of the feminist magazine LOUDmouth.
Stephanie completed a Master of Professional Writing at the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Communications: Television, Film and Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Her master’s thesis, “Hollywood’s Harem Housewife: Orientalism in I Dream of Jeannie,” was chosen to be part of the Jack G. Shaheen Archive at New York University, which is dedicated to documenting representations of Arabs and Muslims in popular media and culture.