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Nihad M. Farooq

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location:
Skiles 358


Dr. Nihad M. Farooq is Associate Professor 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.



  • Ph.D., English, Duke University
  • Joint M.A., English & American Literature and Women's Studies, Brandeis University
  • A.B., English, Dartmouth College
Areas of
  • African American Studies
  • American Literature 1865-1940
  • American Studies
  • Anthropologies Of Race & Science
  • Atlantic Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Long Nineteenth Century


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Europe - United Kingdom
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • North America
  • South America
  • United States
  • United States - Georgia
  • United States - Southeast
  • Gender
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • History and Memory
  • Immigration and Migration Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Post-Modernism


  • 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-2350: Intro to Social Justice
  • LMC-3116: Sci Tech & Postmodernisms
  • LMC-3118: Sci Tech&American Empire
  • LMC-3202: Studies in Fiction
  • 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

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