Nanya Jhingran (she/they)

Graduate Student
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Contact Information


PhC, English Literature and Culture, University of Washington-Seattle, 2020
MFA, Poetry, University of Washington, 2023
M.A., English Literature, University of Washington-Seattle, 2019
B.A., Psychology, Lewis & Clark College, 2016

Full Time [Tenure-Track] Faculty, English and Humanities, South Seattle College
Writer in Residence, Simpson Center for the Humanities
Mentor, Youth Poet Fellowship Cohort 2023–2024, Seattle Arts & Lectures
Associate Editor, Book Reviews at Poetry Northwest 

My research explores contemporary literary work by feminist writers to ask how discourses of violence articulate geography as differentially gendered in post-partition contexts of Palestine, Ireland, and India. My methodology centers questions of historiography, expression beyond representation, and creative practice as feminist work to understand how writers write violence in the context of specific histories.

LA Review of Books Summer Publishing Institute Fellow (Magazine Track) 2021
Simpson Center Mellon Summer Fellow for Public Projects in the Humanities, Summer 2020
MLA Teaching Fellow, Summer Institute for Teaching Reading and Writing at Access-Oriented Institutes 2019