Not Quite the Proust Questionnaire ... page 2

Khanum Shaikh, Ph.D.Khanum Shaikh, Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies/Asian American Studies

Dr. Shaikh earned her Ph.D. at UCLA in women’s studies, specializing in gender and social movements; transnational feminist studies; and Muslim communities and the war on terror.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Some ghazals, some spices, and some silent time cooking.

What is your greatest fear? Being resigned to life.

Which living person do you most admire? My mom and aunt.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Hmm…that I’m always rushing….

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Miserliness

What is your greatest extravagance? Long, deep conversations with girlfriends about everything. Delicious food. Dance.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Being able to balance a million things.

What is your most treasured possession? My friends and family.

What is it that you most dislike? Not questioning the way “things are supposed to be.”

Which talent would you most like to have? I’d like to be a singer.

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