Jana Fedtke is an assistant professor in residence in the Liberal Arts Program at Northwestern University in Qatar. Her research and teaching interests include AI-assisted writing, data justice, gender studies, narratives of science and technology, and transnational fiction with a focus on South Asia and Africa. Fedtke’s work has been widely published in various peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, including Online Information Review, Asian Studies, Journalism Practice, Religions, South Asian Review, and Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge).


  • ENG 103 First-Year Writing
    • ChatGPT and AI-Assisted Writing
    • Data Justice
    • The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as a Mega Event


  • AI-assisted writing
  • gender studies
  • data justice
  • narratives of science and technology
  • transnational fiction (focus on South Asia and Africa)


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Fedtke, Jana. (2023). “Gendered Nationalism: Bangladeshi Narratives of the War of Liberation.” South Asia Research 43(3): 1-14.

Highland, Kristen Doyle, & Fedtke, Jana. (2023). “Rethinking the Essay: Student Perceptions of Collaborative Digital Multimodal Composition in the College Classroom.” Higher Education Pedagogies 8(1).

Younis, Aya, & Fedtke, Jana. (2023). “’You’ve Been Living Here For As Long As You Can Remember’: Trauma in OMORI’s Environmental Design.” Games and Culture. DOI: 10.1177/15554120231162982

Zaid, Bouziane, Ibahrine, Mohammed, & Fedtke, Jana. (2022). “The Impact of the Platformization of Arab News Websites on Quality Journalism.” Global Media and Communication 18(2): 243-260.

Fedtke, Jana, Ibahrine Mohammed, Wang, Yuting, & Zaid, Bouziane. (2022). “Zombies for their Profit: Social Networks in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism.” ACM Interactions Magazine 29(2): 70-73.

Zaid, Bouziane, Fedtke, Jana, Shin, Don Donghee, El Kadoussi, Abdelmalek, & Ibahrine, Mohammed. (2022). “Digital Islam and Muslim Millennials: How Social Media Influencers Reimagine Religious Authority and Islamic Practices.” Religions 13(4): 335.

Fedtke, Jana, Ibahrine, Mohammed, & Wang, Yuting. (2022). “Heroes in Harm’s Way: Covid-19 Narratives of China as a Form of Soft Power.” “Crisis as Danger and Hope: COVID-19 in Asia.” Asian Studies 10(1): 287-314. 

Fedtke, Jana. (2021). “Racial Disorder Syndrome: Observations on Racism in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.” South Central Review 38(2-3): 59-64.

Fedtke, Jana, Ibahrine, Mohammed, Zaid, Bouziane, & Shin, Don Donghee. (2021). “Containing a Corona Misinfodemic and Covidiocy: Political Talk Shows on German Public-Service TV.” Journalism Practice. 1-15.

Fedtke, Jana. (2021). “Pandemic Promenadology: Walking for Wellbeing in Academic Life.” Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education 22 (Compendium): 1-6.

Zaid, Bouziane, Shin, Don Donghee, Kteish, Sarah, Fedtke, Jana, & Ibahrine, Mohammed. (2021). “Gendered Self-Representation and Empowerment on Social Media in the UAE.” The Communication Review 24(3): 199-217. 

Fedtke, Jana. (2021). “The Intersections of Race and Gender: Representations of the First Female Afro-German Detective in Tatort.” MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture.

Fedtke, Jana, Ibahrine, Mohammed, & Wang, Yuting. (2021). “Corona Crisis Chronicle: Fang Fang’s Wuhan Diary 武汉日记 (2020) as an Act of Sousveillance.” Online Information Review 45(4): 795-809.

Zaid, Bouziane, Gunn, Cindy, Fedtke, Jana, & Ibahrine, Mohammed. (2020). “Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise: An Opportunity for Professional Development.” Journal of Further and Higher Education 45(5): 629-640. 

Fedtke, Jana, & Ibahrine, Mohammed. (2020). “Corona Communities: Rethinking Digital Knowledge in a Time of Crisis.” Digital Culture and Education – “Digital Culture and Education in a Time of Crisis – Reflections on Covid-19.”

Fedtke, Jana. (2019). “Gender-Based Violence in Contemporary Digital Graphic Narratives from India.” South Asian Review 40(3): 206-220. 

Fedtke, Jana. (2014). “‘My Name is Khan and I am not a Terrorist’: Disability and Asexuality in My Name is Khan.” South Asian History and Culture 5(4): 521-33.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Fedtke, Jana. (2023). “Peripheral Urbanization as Queer Identity in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.” Gendered Violence in Public Spaces: Women’s Narratives of Travel in Neoliberal India. Edited by Swathi Krishna S. and Srirupa Chatterjee. Lexington Books. Chapter 2. 

Fedtke, Jana, & Ibahrine, Mohammed. (2023). “Disruption in the Arts and Humanities: Promoting a Mindset of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The Entrepreneurial Humanities: The Crucial Role of the Humanities in Enterprise and the Economy. Edited by Alain-Philippe Durand and Christine Henseler. Routledge. pp. 65-73. DOI: 10.4324/9781003380665-7

Fedtke, Jana. (2022). “Wakanda as a Sustainable Smart Society: Africanfuturism in Marvel’s Black Panther.” Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature. Edited by James Hodapp. Bloomsbury, UK. pp. 229-242.

Fedtke, Jana. (2022). “The Outsourcing of Pregnancy: Transnational Surrogacy in Contemporary South Asian Literature.” In Transcultural Humanities in South Asia: Critical Essays on Literature and Culture. Edited by Waseem Anwar and Nosheen Yousaf. Routledge, UK. pp. 418-431.

Fedtke, Jana. (2021). “The Erasure of Asexuality: Sheldon’s Masculinity in The Big Bang Theory.” Routledge Companion to Masculinity in American Literature and Culture. Edited by Lydia R. Cooper. Routledge. pp. 368-380. 

Fedtke, Jana. (2020). “Cartographies of Killing: Transnational Drones in Eye in the Sky.” In East African Literatures and Cultures: Emerging Trends. Edited by Susanne Gehrmann, James Ogone, Oduor Obura, and Obala Musumba. Galda Verlag/Germany. pp. 71-88. 

Fedtke, Jana, Zaid, Bouziane, & Ibahrine, Mohammed. (2020). “Gendered Hashtactivism: Civic Engagement in Saudi Arabia.” In Social Media as a Space for Peace Education: The Pedagogic Potential of Online Networks. Edited by M. Ayaz Naseem and Adeela Arshad-Ayaz. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 139-156.

Fedtke, Jana. (2014). “‘What to Call that Sport, the Neuter Human...’: Asexual Subjectivity in Keri Hulme’s The Bone People.” In Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. Ed. KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks. London: Routledge. pp. 329-43.