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Narin Hassan

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, MS-Global Media and Cultures

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location:
Skiles 338
Office Hours:
T/Th 11am-12pm and by appt.
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Narin Hassan received her PhD in English from the University of Rochester in 2003. Before joining the School of Literature, Media, and Communication faculty at Georgia Tech, she taught at James Madison University for two years. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature and culture, postcolonial and gender studies, medical humanities,and critical yoga studies. Much of her work examines representations of the body and of medicine in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her book, Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge and Colonial Mobility (Ashgate, 2011) traces the figure of the woman doctor in the context of Victorian colonial and scientific expansion. She has published work in journals including Women's Studies Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Mosaic, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Race and Yoga as well as chapters in a number of book collections. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines gender, yoga, and shifting conceptions of the mind, body, and spirituality in relation to British colonialism and contemporary cultures of wellness, self-care, and social justice. She is also co-editing (with George Robb) a special issue of Nineteenth Century Contexts entitled "Unprecedented Disruptions: Nineteenth-Century Scholars Reflect on 2020" (forthcoming October 2021) and (with Jessica Howell) a special issue of the journal Medical Humanities on "Global Health Humanitiies" (forthcoming 2022).  She has also co-edited (with Nicole Lobdell) a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts on the topic of "Nineteenth-Century Mobilities." She currently serves as the Vice President of INCS (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies). 


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Asia (South)
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Feminism
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Migration
  • Post-Colonialism


  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • HTS-3803: Special Topics
  • LCC-2100: Intro-Sci,Tech & Culture
  • LCC-2813: Special Topics in STAC
  • LCC-3112: Evolution&Industrial Age
  • LCC-3202: Studies in Fiction
  • LCC-3212: Women, Lit & Culture
  • LCC-3219: Literature and Medicine
  • LCC-3316: Postcolonialism
  • LCC-3318: Biomedicine & Culture
  • LCC-3514: Victorian Lit & Culture
  • LCC-3823: Special Topics Lit/Cult
  • LCC-3833: Special Topics in STAC
  • LCC-4100: Seminar in STAC
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-2000: Intro-Lit, Media, & Comm
  • LMC-2200: Intro to Gender Studies
  • LMC-3202: Studies in Fiction
  • LMC-3212: Women, Lit & Culture
  • LMC-3219: Literature & Medicine
  • LMC-3226: Major Authors
  • LMC-3316: Postcolonialism
  • LMC-3318: Biomedicine & Culture
  • LMC-3514: Victorian Lit & Culture
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-4200: Seminar Lit/Cult Theory
  • LMC-6320: Globalization and New Me

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