Anjuli F. Raza Kolb

Anjuli F. Raza Kolb
Assistant Professor of English
Hollander Hall Rm 244
At Williams since 2013


B.A. Columbia College
M.A. Columbia University, English&Comparative Literature
M.Phil. Columbia University, English&Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Columbia University, English&Comparative Literature

Areas of Expertise

Colonial and postcolonial literature and theory; science and literature; Gothic novel and horror; disease narratives; comparative literature (French, Urdu); poetics; gender and sexuality; literary and critical theory; globalization and sovereignty

Previous courses include

Impossible India: Introduction to South Asian Literature in English
The Orientalist Sublime and the Politics of Horror
Fanon: Anticolonialism and Revolution
Postcolonial Theory and the World Literature Debates (tutorial)

On Sabbatical 2016-17


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ENGL 206(S)

We Aren't The World: "Global" Literature in the 20th Century

ENGL 334 / COMP 324(S)

The Orientalist Sublime and the Politics of Horror

Scholarship/Creative Work

I am currently working on a book about contemporary discourses of terrorism and narratives of disease from the late colonial period to the present. I am also working on a few pieces about the life sciences in the colonies, and an essay/garden project on the social and design history of the Central Park Ramble. I have published work on popular music, fashion, art, and politics.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Triple Canopy and New York Public Library Commission, 2015

Columbia University Cohen Dissertation Prize, 2015

American Comparative Literature Association Charles Bernheimer Prize Finalist, 2014

Columbia University Meyerson Award, 2012

Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2012