Lena Hakim

Lena Hakim


 Department of English - Rhetoric and Writing Studies 

Lena Hakim

 I am a current PhD student here at WSU in Rhetoric and Writing Studies. I am specifically interested in the experience of Arab American students in the classroom, as well as considering Arab rhetorical traditions for the classroom. I am passionate about teaching and making writing a more accessible skill for students. I have been awarded the Rumble Fellowship my first-year, as well as the recipient of the Women of Wayne scholarship twice. In my free time, I also love community-centered writing, where I highlight the experiences of Arab Americans across Metro Detroit.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  •  First-year Composition
  • Community-Sponsored Literacy
  • Arab American Studies
  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Antiracist Pedagogical Practices



Master of Arts in English, Bachelors of Arts in English

Awards and grants

  •  Rumble Fellowship, 2021-2022
  • Women of Wayne Scholarship, 2021 and 2022
  • Phillip Lawson Hatch Jr. Endowed Memorial Writing Competition, 1st place
  • Albert Feigenson Endowed Scholarship
  • Thomas Jasina Scholarship
  • CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

 Writing Center, UM-Dearborn

Writing Center, WSU

Incremental coursework

 English 1020 

Courses taught by Lena Hakim

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022