Tiana ReidTeaching Scholar 2018-2019English & Comparative Literature
Areas of Interest :black literature, diaspora, 20th-century American literature, feminism, marxism, poetics, translation
Tiana Reid is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Columbia University's Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Her dissertation pays attention to how labor played a role in figuring the raced and gendered worlds made and broken during the middle of the last century. She holds a B.A. in International Development Studies from McGill University and an M.A. in African American Studies from Columbia, where she won the Langston Hughes Thesis Award for the Humanities. In 2015, she was awarded a four-year doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is part of the editorial collective for Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Her writing has appeared in publications including American Quarterly, Bitch, Canadian Art, Maisonneuve, VICE, Vulture, and The New Inquiry, where she is currently a senior editor. She has presented her work at conferences including the American Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and the National Women's Studies Association. She is currently working on an English translation of Marie NDiaye's Y penser sans cesse (2011).