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Dr. Seemi Aziz, Ph.D., originally from Pakistan, is assistant professor of literacy and reading education at Oklahoma State University's School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership/College of Education. She has written, presented and published numerous times on subjects such as "Issues of Authenticity within Multicultural Literature of the Youth," "Literature as a Tool for Intercultural Acceptance," "Volatile Global Regions through Literature of the Youth," "Introducing Children to the World Through Literature and the Arabic Language," "Invisible ideologies in Children's Literature: Koreans, Muslims, & Jews dealing with the 'Other'," and "War Zones or Peace Zones: Border Rhetoric Beyond the Intifada in Young Adult Literature."
Her research interests include adolescent and children's literature, language arts, reading, colonial and postcolonial discourse, critical content analysis, critical pedagogy, diversity issues within education, literacy, teacher education curriculum development, semiotics and visual culture.
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