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Nihad M. Farooq

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Phone:
404-894-7004
Office Location:
Skiles 335b
Overview

Dr. Nihad M. Farooq is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Duke University, a joint M.A. in English & American Literature and Women’s Studies from Brandeis University, and an A.B. in English from Dartmouth College. Farooq’s interdisciplinary research approach moves between literary studies, American and Atlantic Studies, critical race theory, and cultural studies of science and ethnography. Her first book, Undisciplined: Science, Ethnography, and Personhood in the Americas, 1830-1940 (New York University Press, 2016), investigates the transformative power of encounter between and among scientists and indigenous and diasporic populations in the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A second book manuscript in progress, tentatively entitled Roots in the Air: Slavery and Social Networks in the Atlantic World, explores the role of networked resistance in the Black Atlantic in the long nineteenth century, and won early research support through the year-long William S. Vaughn Faculty Research Fellowship at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.

 

 

Education:
  • Ph.D., English, Duke University
  • Joint M.A., English & Women's Studies, Brandeis University
  • A.B., English, Dartmouth College
Areas of
Expertise:
  • African American Studies
  • American Literature 1865-1940
  • American Studies
  • Anthropologies Of Race & Science
  • Atlantic Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Long Nineteenth Century
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • North America
  • United States
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • History and Memory
  • Literature
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LCC-3112: Evolution&Industrial Age
  • LCC-3116: Sci, Tech& Postmodernism
  • LCC-3118: Sci, Tech&American Empire
  • LCC-3208: African-Amer Lit/Cult
  • LCC-3210: Ethnicity-Amer Culture
  • LCC-3306: Science,Technology& Race
  • LCC-3510: American Culture II
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-2000: Intro-Lit, Media, & Comm
  • LMC-3116: Sci Tech & Postmodernisms
  • LMC-3118: Sci Tech&American Empire
  • LMC-3208: African-Amer Lit/Cult
  • LMC-3210: Ethnicity American Cult
  • LMC-3212: Women, Lit & Culture
  • LMC-3316: Postcolonialism
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-4200: Seminar Lit/Cult Theory