- Literary and Cultural Studies
Narin Hassan received her PhD in English from the University of Rochester in 2003. Before joining the School of Literature, Media, and Communication faculty at Georgia Tech, she taught at James Madison University for two years. Her research and teaching is in Victorian, postcolonial and gender studies; much of her work examines representations of the body and of medicine in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her book, Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge and Colonial Mobility (Ashgate, 2011) traces the figure of the woman doctor in the context of Victorian colonial and scientific expansion. She has published work in journals including Women's Studies Quarterly, Nineteenth Century Gender Studies, Mosaic and South Asian Review as well as a number of book collections and co-edited the anthology, Consuming Culture: Narratives of Consumption in the Long Nineteenth Century (2007). She is currently working on a book-length project on conservatories and gardens as border spaces in nineteenth century literature and culture and beginning new research on wet nursing and the cultural politics of breastfeeding in both Victorian and contemporary culture. She regularly participates in conferences such as the MLA (Modern Language Association), NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association), INCS (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies) and BWWC (British Women Writers Association).