Faculty Profile

Dr. Saba Pirzadeh

Assistant Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Saba Pirzadeh is Assistant Professor of English and Environmental Literature in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences - (MGSHSS). She obtained her PhD in English from Purdue University on Fulbright fellowship in 2016. Her dissertation “Violence, Militarism, and the Environment in Contemporary South Asian Literature” explores narrative depictions of the intensification of violence and its exploitation of the environment for purposes of profit, conquest and consumption. She completed her MA and BA in English Literature with distinction from Kinnaird College in 2009 and 2007, respectively. Her research and teaching interests include ecocriticism, militarism, contemporary postcolonial literature, popular culture and gender studies. Her work has been published in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment; South Asian Review, and is forthcoming in Parergon.

Spring Semester 2017-18End of Nature: Disaster & Geopolitics in Environmental Fiction1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Renaissance Drama1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Independent Study1702
Fall Semester 2017-1819th Century American Poetry1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Whale of a Tale: 19th Century American Novels1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Thinking like a mountain: Literature and the Environment1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Writing and Communication1601