Nabilah Khachab

Khachab, Nabilah | Faculty

Ph.D., Lecturer I in Technical Communication, College of Engineering

321 Gorguze Family Laboratory


About Nabilah

Dr. Khachab is a lecturer in technical communication in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Before joining U of M, she spent two years teaching English reading, writing, and communication skills to university students in Doha, Qatar. Prior to that, Dr. Khachab held a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of California – Berkeley and taught introductory and intermediate writing courses at Wayne State University where she earned her Ph.D. in English Literature in 2019. Dr. Khachab’s dissertation uses the cultural history of the freak show to analyze the representations of people of color and other minority figures in Children’s and Young Adult literature.

As a first-generation Arab American and the first in her family to attend college, Dr. Khachab’s pedagogical approach is necessarily grounded in working with a diverse student population. She is responsive to students and all their different identities and therefore develops and implements practices that support all learners. Dr. Khachab recognizes that pedagogical inclusivity is an ever-changing goal and thus, her educational practices, methods, and technologies must evolve to successfully meet students where they are.


Ph.D. Literary and Cultural Studies, Wayne State University
M.A., Literary and Cultural Studies, Wayne State University
B.A. English Literature, University of Michigan


Khachab, N. (2020). Freak Show: Religiously Marginalized Female Bodies as Spectacle in Second-Generation Literature. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 45(1), 4-24.

Khachab, N. (Forthcoming). Religion in Children’s Literature. In Rebecca Rowe (Ed.), Children’s Literature and Culture. Routledge.