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Naimou, Angela

Naimou, Angela

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

Office: 809 Strode

B.A., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

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).

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood (Fordham 2015)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Locating African American Literature. Special 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, Volume 35, Number 1 (Winter 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.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

The Banalization of War. Special issue of College Literature. Co-edited with Graham MacPhee (forthcoming January 2016).