Narin Hassan

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location: Skiles 338
Office Hours: T/Th 11am-12pm and by appt.
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Narin Hassan is Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC). She received her PhD in English from the University of Rochester. Before Georgia Tech, she taught at James Madison University for two years. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature and culture, postcolonial and gender studies, medical humanities, and critical yoga studies. 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 in journals including Women's Studies Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Mosaic, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Race and Yoga and has chapters in a number of book collections. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the gendered cultures and histories of yoga, and self-care. She has recently co-edited (with Eileen Cleere and George Robb) a special issue of Nineteenth Century Contexts entitled "Unprecedented Disruptions: Nineteenth-Century Scholars Reflect on 2020" (December 2021) and (with Jessica Howell) a special issue of the journal Medical Humanities on "Global Health Humanitiies" (June 2022).  She has also co-edited (with Nicole Lobdell) a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts on the topic of "Nineteenth-Century Mobilities." She currently serves as the President of INCS (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies). 


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Asia (South)
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Feminism
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Migration
  • Post-Colonialism


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