Tahneer Oksman

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Associate Professor of Academic Writing


Academic Writing






Tahneer Oksman is Associate Professor of Academic Writing. Her scholarship and teaching includes writing, visual narrative and comics, memoir studies, women’s literature, and Jewish American literature. She has taught themed first-year writing classes on topics including Graphic Storytelling, Writing About Photography, Into the Wild, Writing the Visible, Autobiography and New York City, Space, Place, and Identity, and Online Identities. She has taught the MMC New York City seminar, New York’s Literary Women, many times, and co-taught, with Professor Michael Colvin, an EWL literary seminar, Visual Memoir. She has also regularly taught Arts and Media Reporting and Criticism (JOUR310), a seminar in which students practice writing reviews (of TV, film, and music, among other things) as well as profiles. In Fall 2021, she will be teaching an EWL literary seminar, Comics as Literature.

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

Recent Work

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.

Winner, Comics Studies Society (CSS) Prize for Best Edited Collection, 2020

“How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs(Columbia University Press, 2016), amazon page.

Reviewed in Life Writing; Contemporary Women’s Writing; Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature; Contemporary Jewry; American Jewish History; Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies; AJS Review; Journal of Jewish Identities; Women in Judaism; Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society; Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics; H-Net Reviews; MELUS; and Biography.


Lilith Magazine, excerpt from the book.

A Conversation with Tahneer Oksman, Interviewed and Edited by Ranen Omer-Sherman, Cleaver Magazine, March 16, 2016.

Interview with Tahneer Oksman, New Books Network (podcast), March 24, 2016.

Book excerpt, The Comics Journal, March 11, 2016.

Office Hours

Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm by Zoom
or by appointment


Nugent Hall, Room 151D


Contact Information:

NH 151

Phone: 646-393-4142


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646-393-4149 fax