Professor Zafar writes about the intersection of food, authorship, and American identities. On July 1, 2017, she assumes the role of faculty director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program.
In 2014-15, Zafar was National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. Her administrative portfolio at Washington University has included director of the program in African and African-American Studies (1999-2003) and director of undergraduate honors in the Department of English (2007-2010).
For more information, visit Rafia Zafar's department profile.