Nihad M. Farooq is Associate Professor of American Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She investigates the transformative power of encounter between scientists and indigenous and diasporic populations in the Americas in the long nineteenth century. Her research moves between literary studies, American and Atlantic Studies, critical race theory, and cultural studies of science and ethnography.
Dr. Farooq has been committed to students, research, and writing long before she began her career as a professor. Before embarking on an academic research and teaching career, she worked as an editorial assistant and copywriter for Simon & Schuster’s Higher Ed Division, and then as Assistant Director of Admissions and Multicultural Recruitment for the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Now, as DUS at LMC, when she is not teaching and writing on issues of race and culture from the long nineteenth century to the present, she oversees the administration of the undergraduate programs in Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) and Computational Media (CM). She is also the point-of-contact for the minors and certificates offered within the School of LMC.