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Website Headshot from USCSTEPHANIE 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 JazeeraMs. 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,” is part of the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in U.S. Film and Television at New York University.

She lives in the suburbs with her husband, Bear, and dog, Malika.

One comment

  1. Hi Stephanie, I loved “Jeannie’s American Dream.” It makes a persuasive case for the cultural forces that shaped Jeannie’s portrayal, as well as the anxieties fueling them, all of which contributes to the enduring significance of a seemingly dated sitcom.

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