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Katharina A. Azim, Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of Memphis
Office: 346 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0226


Summary of Teaching and Research Interests

I teach the undergraduate course Communicating for Psychological Sciences. My main teaching interests and courses I have previously taught on the undergraduate and graduate level are Cultural Psychology, Academic Research and Writing, and Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology.

My research focuses on ethnicity and ethnic identity development, as well as acculturation and enculturation processes. I am particularly interested in MENA/Arab/Muslim+ women’s perceptions of ethnic identity at the intersection of geopolitical, sociocultural, religious, and gendered factors. My second line of research encompasses women’s reproductive health, agency, and rights in the United States. Methodologically, I specialize in qualitative research approaches, including postcolonial feminist and poststructural theories, autoethnography, and narrative inquiry. I have also served as a quantitative methodologist in various clinical studies.

Representative Publications

  • Azim, K. A. (in press). The ‘new’ old: Dispelling myths of aging. In L. Lambert & N. Pasha-Zaidi (Eds.), Introduction to psychology: Reflecting the MENA/GCC human experience.
  • Azim, K. A. (in press). Ethics in research. In L. Lambert & N. Pasha-Zaidi (Eds.), Introduction to psychology: Reflecting the MENA/GCC human experience.
  • Happel-Parkins, A. & Azim, K. A. (in press). At pains to consent: A narrative inquiry into women’s attempts of natural childbirth. Women & Birth.
  • Azim, A. A., Azim, K. A., & Abbott, P. V. (in press). Prevalence of inter-appointment endodontic flare-ups and host related factors. Clinical Oral Investigations.
  • Azim, K. A. (2015). Traveling through liminal space: The autoethnographic account of an immigrant. International Review of Qualitative Research, 8(4), 453-462.
  • Azim, A. A., Azim, K. A., Deutsch, A. S., & Huang, G. (2014). Acquisition of anatomic parameters concerning molar pulp chamber landmarks using cone-beam computing tomography. Journal of Endodontics, 40(9), 1298-1302.