Anne Marie Butler

Anne Marie Butler.

Anne Marie Butler is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Kalamazoo College. Her research investigates how intersections between surrealism, sexuality, and queerness in contemporary Tunisian art can subvert state authority and social norms. Anne Marie's dissertation, "Unintelligible Bodies: Surrealism and Queerness in Contemporary Tunisian Art," askes how social norms can be dictated by the state, and evaluates how disrupting hierarchical categories, particularly those concerning bodies, might illuminate the relationships between the Tunisian state, Tunisian society, and contemporary art. Her text, “Fuck Your Morals: The Body Activism of Amina Sboui,” is included in Bad Girls of the Arab World (2017) and her entry on Tunisian genderqueer digital artist and performer Khookha McQueer appeared in the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History (2019). 


Awards and Honors

  • Jeanne Jeffers Mrad Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, American Institute for Maghrib Studies
  • Wadad Kadi Travel Fellowship, Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Conference
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference
  •  Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship, UB Gender Institute
  • Excellence In Teaching Award, The UB Graduate School
  • Mark Diamond Research Fund Grant, UB Graduate Student Association
  • Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, UB Department of Africana and American Studies
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Arabic Immersion Program
  • National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Scholarship, Center for International Learning, Muscat, Oman
  • Intensive Arabic Language Program, Graduate Student Employee Union Professional Development Award
  • University at Buffalo, Sponsored Panelist, “The Politics of Black Women’s Hair” Symposium, University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies
  • Funded Teaching Assistantship, UB Department of Transnational Studies

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