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About Jameela

Jameela F. Dallis teaches, researches, and writes about a range of literature and cultural studies. She received her PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016.

She has presented her scholarly work at numerous conferences and has published chapters in Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (LSU, 2015) and Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siècle to the Millennium (McFarland, 2015). She is currently working on revising her first book project, Haunted Narratives: The Afterlife of Gothic Aesthetics in Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, Shani Mootoo and Toni Morrison, which has been invited for review at a major academic press. After a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Elon University, she is now a member of the Upper School Faculty at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC. Jameela is available for selected writing, editing, and research consulting services.

She has been studying and reading tarot since 2001 and has been reading tarot regularly at Arcana since the underground bar and lounge opened in December 2015 in Durham, NC. Check here or Arcana's calendar to see when she's scheduled to read. Readings at Arcana are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. See "Tarot Services" for more information about private readings, readings for events, and much more.

Jameela is also a poet, visual artist, yogi, gastronome, and jewelry maker. She opened her Etsy store, Bohemian Earth, in February 2011 and has been designing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings since she was an adolescent. See "Bohemian Earth Jewelry" for more information and her archived blog for a portfolio of her work.

In April 2017, she become an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church with the desire to officiate weddings and commitment ceremonies for all people in all sorts of relationships. See "Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies" for more information.

Send her a message or call 919.907.0718 for more information about any of her available services.