Anjuli Raza Kolb

Edward W. Said Fellow

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Williams College where she teaches postcolonial literature and theory. Her research areas include colonial science, medical history, the Gothic novel and horror, comparative literature, poetics, gender and sexuality studies, literary and critical theory, globalization and sovereignty, natural philosophy, and political Islam. Her current book project, Terror Epidemics: Islam, Insurgency, Colonialism, Disease uncovers the history of a ubiquitous metaphor rooted in nineteenth century colonial practice that figures Islamist terrorism as a twenty-first century epidemic. Concurrently with the Edward W. Said Fellowship, she will serve as an expert scholar in the Women’s Studies Program at City College New York in Fall 2017. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Discourse, The Boston Review, Triple Canopy, BookForum, Public Books, The Bennington Review, Syndicate, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.