American Literary Studies
19th Century American Literature, Early 20th Century American Literature, Post-Coloniality, Race Studies, Rehumanization, Literature of Possibility.
Navid is a PhD student in American Literary Studies at the University of New Mexico. He received his B.A. and M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Tehran, Iran. Upon the termination of his master’s, he engaged in translating and teaching as an instructor of English for several years where he developed a passion for teaching, specially teaching a foreign language, and taught his students how to handle the mental and practical hardships of learning a language and learning process in general. He is currently working as a teaching assistant for the core writing program at the University of New Mexico.
Navid’s research centers on 19th-century and early 20th-century African American literature, examined through the lens of Post-Colonial and Race studies. He also explores the question of when and how white Supremacy was shaped in the United States and how it affected the massive population of blacks who would strive to reclaim their humanity in the long decades to come. His inquisitiveness extends to the literature of possibility—pondering pivotal historical crossroads and their potential to alter the trajectory of African American history. He delves into questions of whether the unfulfilled possibilities of the past can be realized in the future and examines the far-reaching effects of those unexplored avenues on present-day generations.