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Umniya Najaer

Umniya Najaer

Cohort: 
2017
Field of Study: 
African and African Diaspora Literature; Black Studies; War on Terror; Ethnic Studies; Performance Studies; Poetry
Profile / Bio: 

Broadly speaking, my interests include African and African diaspora literature and theory, Black studies, the ‘war on terror’, ethnic studies, performance studies and poetry.  More specifically, my research interests include comparative approaches to oral history and documentation; biopolitics and transnationalism; diaspora and trauma; war and memory; fragmentation and embodiment; empire and impunity.  I seek to examine theory and literature, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and cross-genre texts attendant to apparatuses of capture, war, and necropolitical sovereignty.