Katharina A. Azim

PhD

Katharina Azim.

Katharina A. Azim

PhD

Katharina A. Azim

PhD

Research Interests

Ethnic identity; MENA/Arab/Muslim+psychology; women’s reproductive health

Education

  • PhD, University of Memphis

About

I teach the undergraduate course Communicating for Psychological Sciences. My main teaching interests and courses I have previously taught on the undergraduate and graduate level are Cultural Psychology, Academic Research and Writing, and Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology.

My research focuses on ethnicity and ethnic identity development, as well as acculturation and enculturation processes. I am particularly interested in MENA/Arab/Muslim+ women’s perceptions of ethnic identity at the intersection of geopolitical, sociocultural, religious, and gendered factors. My second line of research encompasses women’s reproductive health, agency, and rights in the United States. Methodologically, I specialize in qualitative research approaches, including postcolonial feminist and poststructural theories, autoethnography, and narrative inquiry. I have also served as a quantitative methodologist in various clinical studies.

Selected Publications

  • Azim, K. A., Happel-Parkins, A., Moses, A. & Haardörfer, R. (2021). Exploring relationships between genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, sex guilt, and religiosity among college women in the U.S. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 18(4), 770-782. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.02.003
  • Azim, K. A., Happel-Parkins, A., & Moses, A. (2021). Epistles of dyspareunia: Storying Christian women’s experiences of painful sex. Culture, Health, & Sexuality, 23, 644-658. doi:10.1080/13691058.2020.1718759
  • Happel-Parkins, A., Azim, K. A., & Moses, A. (2020). “I just beared through it:” Southern U.S. Christian women’s experiences of chronic dyspareunia. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 44(2), 72-86. doi:10.1097/JWH.0000000000000158
  • Azim, K. A., & Happel-Parkins, A. (2019). Veiled aggression: Saudi women international students’ experiences of microcolonization in the United States. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32(1), 1-20.
  • Azim, K. A., MacGillivray, L., & Heise, D. (2019). Mothering in the margin: A narrative inquiry of women with children in a homeless shelter. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 28(1), 34-43.
  • Rhodes, P., Azim, K. A., et al. (2018). We are barometers of the city: Collected poems by psychologists. Human Arenas, 2(2), 170-185.
  • Happel-Parkins, A. & Azim, K. A. (2017). Thinking birth differently: Three theoretical explorations of natural childbirth stories. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6(4), 23-48.
  • Happel-Parkins, A. & Azim, K. A. (2017). She said, she said: Interruptive narratives of actualized and desired childbirth experiences. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 18(2), Art. 9. Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/2718.
  • Happel-Parkins, A. & Azim, K. A. (2016) At pains to consent: A narrative inquiry into women’s attempts of natural childbirth. Women & Birth, 29(4), 310-320.
  • Azim, K. A. (2015). Traveling through liminal space: The autoethnographic account of an immigrant. International Review of Qualitative Research, 8(4), 453-462.