- Colonialism and Empires
- Comparative Cultures
- Race and Ethnicity
- Science, Technology, and Culture; American Literature
Dr. Nihad M. Farooq is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She investigates the transformative power of encounter between scientists and indigenous and diasporic populations in the Americas in the long nineteenth century. Her research moves between literary studies, American and Atlantic Studies, critical race theory, and cultural studies of science and ethnography. Her first book, Undisciplined: Transatlantic Personhood and the Science of Diaspora, 1830-1940 is forthcoming from New York University Press. A second book, Slavery and Social Networks in the New World, is in progress.