Assistant Professor - U.S. American Literature, Cultural Studies
Office: 809 Strode
Research Interests: Angela Naimou’s research and teaching interests include U.S. American literature; African-American, Latina/o, and Caribbean studies; critical race theory; economic globalization; and human rights discourse. She received her Ph.D. in English from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching and a Mellon Graduate Fellowship at Cornell's Society for the Humanities. Her book manuscript, Salvage Work: Literature Amid the Ruins of Legal Personhood, is forthcoming from Fordham University Press. It examines contemporary literary responses to the legal fiction of personhood and its history in the Americas. Naimou is also Reviews Editor for the journal College Literature.
Selected Professional Works
Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)
“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.