Meant to crow about this earlier, but shabash, Shabana! My better three quarters came, she saw, and she conquered. And while 7 months pregnant.
Doctor Koonj has arrived, and academia will never be the same.
Not only did she pass her PhD defense in Bloomington on Friday afternoon with flying colors–and inspite of my best efforts (I goofed and left a bag containing her presentation notes in our living room.)–but her advisors were so enthusiastic about her dissertation (which is about Muslim American women and campus life) that they want to make it into a book.