Sakina Jangbar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Sakina Jangbar, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, teaches courses in public speaking, feminism, and rhetoric. Her research focuses on Muslim women, especially women from Pakistan. Her research has been published in the Journal of Communication & Religion, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Journal of Autoethnography. 


Jangbar, S. (forthcoming). Letters to Myself: Pick Up the Bricks for Building a New Life. Survive and Thrive: A Journal of Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine.

Jangbar, S. (forthcoming). The day I got my period at the museum: No access to menstrual products means no freedom. Journal of Autoethnography.

Jangbar, S. (forthcoming). How a minor narrative of civic solidarity challenges the ideology of the American dream in Forrest Gump (film): A comparative analysis. In A. Akande (Ed.), Handbook on racial inequality, xenophobia, and populism: Forms of discrimination in the United States and around the globe. Springer.

Jangbar, S. (2023). Forgiving family members: An indirect route. Journal of Autoethnography, 4(1).

Jangbar, S. (2023). Collateral damage: The politics and ethics of drone strikes. In A. Akande (Ed.), Globalization, human rights and populism: Reimagining people, power and places (pp. 197-210). Springer.

Jangbar, S. (2022). The clock boy: An analysis of how news outlets used sources to conceal bias in news coverage of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim teen arrested for bringing a self-made clock to school. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 51(6), 581-594.

Jangbar, S. (2022). Nawaz Sharif: The rise and fall of a Pakistani sher (big cat). In D. Pompper (Ed.), Rhetoric of masculinity: Male body image, media, and gender role stress/conflict (pp.163-181). Lexington Books.

Jangbar, S. (2022). Benazir Bhutto: A willful Muslim woman. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 51(1), 79-92.

Jangbar, S. (2022). Disruptive Silence: Productive Discomfort as Embodied Activism. In V. Newsom & L. Lengel (Eds.), Embodied Activism: Performative Expressions of Political and Social Action (pp. 205-226). Lexington Books.

Jangbar, S. (2021). Silence of a Pakistani Muslim woman: The influence of culture on the meaning of silence. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 15(2), 132-147.

Jangbar, S. (2021). Meher Baba: An artful silence. Journal of Communication and Religion, 44(3), 24-40.

Jangbar, S. (2018). Sir Mohammed Iqbal and the Muslim Jeremiad. Journal of Communication and Religion, 41(2), 5-26.