Nasrin Olla works on 20th/21st Century African and African American diasporic literature. Nasrin completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and History at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is currently a PhD student in Cornell University’s English program where she focuses on encounters between French/German philosophical traditions, contemporary critical theory and diasporic literatures. At Cornell, she serves as President of the Theory Reading Group (TRG), the founding member of the Hannah Arendt reading group (HAR), the Institute for Comparative Modernity’s ‘Reclaiming Hegel’ and ‘The New Wounded: Trauma Theory Today’ reading group. In 2018/2019 she is a Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow.
Research and Teaching Interests
African and African American Literature
Critical Theory/ Contemporary Continental Philosophy