Anne Marie Butler

Anne Marie Butler.

Anne Marie Butler's dissertation, "Unintelligible Bodies: Surrealism and Queerness in Contemporary Tunisian Art," asks 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 Transnational 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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  • 6/12/18
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  • 9/25/18
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  • 6/11/18
    Hilary is a PhD candidate and her research examines how the judicial system discursively excludes particular people from justice through the management of victimhood narratives.
  • 9/16/18
    Carolyn's research interests focus on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its integration within NATO militaries, to include military strategies for the prevention of sexual violence during conflict.
  • 9/18/18
    Jessica Lowell Mason is currently a PhD student in Global Gender Studies. Situated in disABILITY theory, feminist theory, and queer theory, she strives to use the written contributions of maligned, misunderstood, and heretical women (those dubbed 'madwomen' and 'witches') on the subject of consciousness to "talk back" to norm-enforcing modern-day sanist institutional and social practices.
  • 6/11/18
    Gabriella Nassif focuses on issues of labor, gender and development in the Arab region with a specific focus on Lebanon. She has spent the last two years living between Buffalo, N.Y. and Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 6/11/18
    A former civil servant and representative of Poland to the European Union and the United Nations, Karolina researches gendered organizations, institutional mechanisms of sustaining inequality and public service institutions.
  • 6/12/18
    Elif Ege is currently writing her dissertation on the Kurdish and Turkish women’s movements in Turkey and their multi-tiered collaborations and negotiations around the international norms and standards of women's rights.
  • 10/7/18
    Deanna Buley's research focuses on abortion access and abortion support systems in highly restrictive locations such as Northern Ireland and parts of the United States. She is particularly interested in how coalitions, notions of sisterhood, and networks of solidarity are built through grassroots organizing for reproductive rights.