y Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures :: Suban Nur Cooley
Michigan State University
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Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Department of Writing
Rhetoric & American Cultures


Saban Nur Cooley

PhD Student

Email: cooleys7@msu.edu

Twitter: @subannurcooley

Research Areas

Orality-literacy, Black/African diaspora, multimodality, cultural rhetorics, Somalia, self and identity, migration 


I am a Somali-Australian focused on experience, memory, and diasporic identity and its many intersections. My research interests are focused on identity formation, feminist diaspora communities, digital technologies, and displacement. Furthermore, I want to look closely at how identity is affected by memory, assimilation, and forced migration.

Awards and Recognitions

CASID and GenCen Flas Fellow 2016-17
Rasmussen Fellow 2016