Transnational Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Feminist and Critical Race Theory, Film and Media Studies, Copyright, Politics of the Copy, Knowledge Production, Global South
African Literature, South Asian Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Queer Theory, Transnational Literature, African Diasporic Literature, Cultural Studies
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature and visual culture, Jewish studies, comparative literature, global and transnational modernisms, and the avant-garde
I am a full-time lecturer at UCLA in Writing Programs. My pedagogical and scholarly interests include early modern transnational encounter, English travelers (to the Persian Empire), Safavid Persia, race and ethnicity, and Critical Diversity Studies.
Literature since the Jacquard Loom
History and theory of the novel
Interdisciplinary law and humanities studies
Peace and conflict
I am visiting scholar at the University of Southern California. My research interests include late imperial Chinese fiction and drama, transnational history, and inter-cultural connection and exchange.
-African American Literature
-Black Atlantic Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, and Transnational Studies
-African Literature in English and French
-Postcolonial Literature and Film
modern and contemporary poetry and poetics; American modernism; transnational modernist literature; history and theory of lyric; U.S. literary radicalism; visual culture and new media studies
German Literature, Contemporary German Minority Literatures, Comparative Literature, Black German History and Culture, transnational feminist theories and literatures, teaching and technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Digital Humanities.
American Literature, Postmodern Fiction, Fiction After 9/11, Postmodern Theory, Transnational Literature and Politics, Literature and Science, Critical Theory, Poetry and Poetics, Multimodal Literature, and Literature of Immigration