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Armin Fardis

African American Studies, with a primary field in English

Armin Fardis is a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in the department of African and African American Studies with a primary field in English.  His research deals with the aesthetics of resistance in Caribbean, African-American and Irish anti-colonial literature and visual art.  In addition to his broader concern with the intellectual history of anti-colonial thought, he is interested in critiques of the prison-industrial complex found in the literary narratives of incarcerated anti-colonial intellectuals.

Armin also holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Sociology with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and American History from the University of California Santa Cruz.  He has taught courses on the history of racism; African and African American film and literature; and postcolonial studies at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of San Francisco.