Aliyah Khan, Assistant Professor of English, has won this year's Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Award from the American Comparative Literature Association for her manuscript, Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean, forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in 2020. Professor Khan's research interests include Caribbean Literature, Contemporary Muslim and Islamic Literature, Postcolonial and Queer Theory, Transnational Women’s Studies, Asian Diasporas in the Americas, and Graphic Novels.