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Naimou, Angela

Naimou, Angela

Associate Professor - U.S. American Literature, Cultural Studies

Office: 809 Strode

Global Studies, Cultures of the Americas and the Middle East

Ph.D. English, Cornell University; M.A. English, Cornell University; B.A. English, University of Michigan

Research Interests: Angela Naimou’s research and teaching interests include contemporary literature and culture of the U.S., Caribbean, and Middle East; theories of race, ethnicity, migration, and diaspora; and the intersections of law, economy, and personhood. She is an Associate Editor for the journal College Literature (Johns Hopkins UP)and serves on the Editorial Board of Humanity Journal (U Penn). She is also Treasurer for The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP).

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood (Fordham 2015)
Winner, ASAP Book Prize for best scholarly study of the arts of the present.
Honorable Mention, MLA William Sanders Scarborough Prize for outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Double Vision: Refugee Crises and the Afterimages of Endless War.” College Literature. 43.1 (Winter 2016).

The Banalization of War, a special issue of College Literature. 43.1 (Winter 2016). Co-edited and co-authored introduction (“‘What the World Looks Like’: On Banality and Spectacle”) with Graham MacPhee.

“Between Disgust and Regeneration: An Interview with Wangechi Mutu.” ASAP/Journal. Co-interviewed with Tiffany E. Barber. (Forthcoming September 2016)

Locating African American Literature, a themed issue of The South Carolina Review 46.2 (Spring 2014). Co-edited with Rhondda Thomas.

“Masking Fanon.” Human Rights and Cultural Forms, special issue of College Literature 40.3 (2013): 38-59.

“‘I Need Many Repetitions’: Rehearsing the Haitian Revolution in the Shadows of the Sugar Mill.” Callaloo 35.1 (2012), pp 173-192.

“‘Death in Life’: Conflation, Decolonization, and the Zombi(e) in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.” Kathy Acker: Transnationalism and Transatlanticism. Eds. Polina Mackay and Kathryn Nicol. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.