Nasia Anam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nasia Anam


Nasia Anam is an assistant professor of English literature and global Anglophone literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research examines representations of migration between Europe, South Asia, North Africa and the United States in the colonial, postcolonial and contemporary eras. Her current book manuscript, Other Cities: Muslims, Migration, and Space in the Global Novel, centers on the figure of the urban Muslim migrant from the postwar to the post-9/11 eras in global Anglophone and Francophone fiction. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature at UCLA and has since taught at Princeton University, Williams College and California Institute of the Arts. Her writing and reviews have appeared in Interventions, Post45 Contemporaries, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Journal of South Asian History and The Aerogram.

Research interests

    • Global Anglophone literature
    • world literature
    • colonial and postcolonial studies
    • Francophone literature
    • South Asian studies
    • migration studies
    • North African studies
    • Indian Ocean studies
    • urban studies
    • critical race studies
    • law and literature
    • novel studies and Islamic studies


    • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
    • M.A., English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007
    • A.B., English Literature, University of Chicago, 2004