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Dr. Mary Queen

Dr. Mary Queen

Instructional Assistant Professor (English)

Office Number: 328G
Office Phone: +974 4423 0136

Dr. Queen is Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. She has more than fifteen years of university-level teaching experience at diverse institutions: nine years in Kuwait, six years at Syracuse University, and two years at the University of Colorado-Denver. Each of these very different contexts challenged Dr. Queen to develop a teaching style that is, above all, flexible, generative, and respectful.

Dr. Queen earned a Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric and an Advanced Certificate in Women’s Studies from Syracuse University in 2005. Before joining TAMUQ, she served in a variety of administrative capacities at the American University of Kuwait: Dean of Academic Support Services, Director of Academic Advising and Learning Support Services, Director of the Writing Center, and Writing Program Coordinator. In her role as a faculty member of the English Department at AUK, she taught Developmental Writing, First Year Composition, Writing and Information Literacy, Professional Writing, Digital Rhetorics, Rhetorics of Women’s Rights Movements, and Rhetorics of Cultural Dissonance. As a specialist in Composition and Rhetoric, Dr. Queen primarily teaches writing and rhetoric courses to support students’ development as critical thinkers, readers, writers, and change-makers.

She has published research on digital technology, rhetorical action, and transnational feminist rhetoric in edited collections and top-tier journals.

Her areas of interest include the following:

  • Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Movements
  • Gender and Labor in Transnational Contexts
  • Digital Rhetorics
  • Composition in Multilingual Contexts


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University, 2005.
  • Master of Arts in English Writing, University of Colorado at Denver, 1999.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Colorado at Denver, 1994.


Texas A&M Qatar

Instructional Assistant Professor of English


American University of Kuwait

  • Associate Professor of English, 2019-2020
  • Dean of Academic Support Services, 2017-2019
  • Director of Academic Advising and Learning Support Services, 2013-2017
  • Writing Program Coordinator, 2012-2013, 2005-2008
  • Writing Center Director, 2012-2013, 2005-2008
  • Assistant Professor of English, 2005-2013

Syracuse University

  • Teaching Associate, Writing Program, 2003-2005
  • Teacher Training Coordinator, Writing Program, 2003-2004
  • Technology Consultant, Writing Program, 2003-2004
  • Teaching Associate, Women’s Studies Program, 2001-2003

University of Colorado at Denver

  • Instructor, CU-Online, 1998-1999
  • Teaching Assistant, English Department, 1997-1999


“Transnational Feminist Rhetorics in a Digital World.” College English 70 (May 2008): 471-489. Special Issue. Ed. Wendy Hesford and Eileen Schell. Richard Ohmann Award for the year’s best article in College English.

“Rhetorics of Diversity & Difference: Branding an American-Style University in the Arabian Gulf.” The American-Style University at Large: Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Education. Ed. Kathryn Kleypas and James McDougall. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. 165-188

“Consuming the Stranger: Technologies of Rhetorical Action in Transnational Feminist Encounters.” Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action. Ed. Kristine Blair, Radhika Gajjala, and Christine Tulley. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. 263-286.

“Watching Oprah in Kuwait – A Qualitative and Quantitative Study.” With Shaheed Nick Mohammed. The Electronic Journal of Communication 21.1-2 (2011). Web. <>.

“Genders and Authors.” Authorship in Composition Studies. Ed. Tracy Hamler Carrick and Rebecca Moore Howard. Boston: Wadsworth, 2006. 101-116.