TitleAssociate Professor of Academic Writing
Professor of Communication and Media Arts
DepartmentWriting, Language, and Literature; and Communication and Media Arts
Tahneer Oksman is Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Language with a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and Media Arts. She regularly teaches classes in writing, literature, and journalism. These have included themed first-year writing classes on topics like Graphic Storytelling, Writing About Photography, Into the Wild, Writing the Visible, Autobiography and New York City, Space, Place, and Identity, and Online Identities; the MMC New York City seminar, New York’s Literary Women; EWL literary seminars like Visual Memoir and Comics as Literature; and journalism classes like Arts and Media Reporting and Criticism and a special topic seminar, Reporting on Work & Life.
Prior to joining the faculty at Marymount, Professor Oksman taught courses in writing, graphic narratives, and American literature at Brooklyn College, NYU’s Gallatin School, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She also served as Co-Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Brooklyn College.
You can read more about her work at her website, tahneeroksman.com
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
M.A., The University of Chicago
B.A., The University of Pennsylvania
The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself. Co-edited anthology, with Seamus O’Malley (University Press of Mississippi, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists series, 2019), amazon page.
“How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs(Columbia University Press, 2016), amazon page.