Tiana Reid is a sixth-year PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her dissertation uses what W. E. B. Du Bois called "world-work" as a jumping-off point to pay attention to gendered perspectives on accumulation, labor, reproduction, and imagination during the middle of the last century. She received her 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). Her writing has appeared in publications including American Quarterly, Bitch, Canadian Art, Flash Art, Maisonneuve, The Nation, The New Inquiry, The Paris Review, VICE, Vulture, and elsewhere. Since 2017, she has been an editor of The New Inquiry and a member of the editorial collective for Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. She has presented her work at conferences including the American Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and the National Women's Studies Association. In 2018, she was selected as a departmental Teaching Scholar to teach her upper-level seminar “Hauntings: American Poetry in the 1980s.” She holds a graduate certificate in Feminist Scholarship from Columbia's Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (where she is a 2019-2020 Fellow) and is pursing an ICLS Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society.
Areas of Interest:
black literature, 20th-century American literature, feminism, marxism, poetics, translation, black studies, comparative literature, diaspora