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Najnin Islam

2018 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): David Kazanjian
"Reading the Coolie: Race, Caste and Narratives of Asian Indentureship"

Assistant Professor of English, Colorado College

B.A. & M.A. in English Literature, Jadavpur University, India.

M.Phil. in Social Sciences, Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India.

Steinberg Graduate Fellow in English, 2012-2013, University of Pennsylvania.


Research Interests: postcolonial studies, labor history, race, caste and empire, Atlantic and Indian Ocean studies.

2013-2014: Coordinator, Latitudes Reading Group. 

2014-2015: Served on the Graduate English Association (GEA) as the Funding Librarian.

2013-2014: Served on the Graduate English Association as the Grad Lab Liaison.




Courses Taught

summer 2017

spring 2016

ENGL 200.302 Tales of Travel  

spring 2014

ENGL 101.402 Jane Austen and Adaption