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Steering committee

NU Qatar Faculty

  • Scott Curtis (Ph.D. University of Iowa)


Affiliated faculty specialize in a variety of areas, including: African American studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies.

Aymar Jean Christian
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Nick Davis
Associate Professor of English

Scott Durham
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Hannah Feldman
Associate Professor of Art History
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Dilip Gaonkar
Professor, Rhetoric and Public Culture
Director of the Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC)

Robert Hariman
Professor of Communication Studies/Rhetoric and Public Culture

James Hodge
Assistant Professor, Department of English

Patrick Jagoda
Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago
Co-founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab

E. Patrick Johnson
Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies
Professor of African American Studies

Janice C. Radway
Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication Studies and Professor of American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Lane Relyea
Chair and Associate Professor of Art Theory and Practice

Claudia Swan
Associate Professor of Art History

Domietta Torlasco
Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literary Studies

Samuel Weber
Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities
German and Comparative Literary Studies

Alexander Weheliye
Professor of African American Studies
Director of Graduate Study, African American Studies