Farisa Khalid entered the Ph.D. program at George Washington University in the fall of 2016. She is studying to be a specialist in late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature. Her academic interests are in contemporary British and Irish literature, Modernism, the global Anglophone novel, the literature of South Asia, postcolonial literature, theater, film, visual culture, and the connection between literature and the visual arts.
Farisa Khalid has a Masters in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and a Masters in Irish Studies from New York University. Her work in her Masters program involved research on the writers of Edwardian Ireland and exploring the intersection between Irish independence and the British Empire overseas. Notable figures included Rudyard Kipling, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, John Millington Synge, and Forrest Reid. She has also written on developments in twentieth-century and contemporary Irish poetry, focusing on figures such as Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney, and Ciarán Carson. Since 2011, she has presented academic papers, in both art history and literature, at Brown University, the University of Virginia, and at the annual conferences for the American Literature Association and the Western Literature Association. She received her B.A. in English from Vassar College.
Her writing has appeared in Asymptote, PopMatters, and The Asia Society’s AsiaBlog. She also writes scholarly essays on nineteenth and twentieth-century American art for Khan Academy’s Smarthistory site. She is a Reviews Editor at The Vassar Review.
She is on Twitter at @FarisaKhalid
Other interests: visiting museums, the history of animation, piano, tennis, hiking, French cinema