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Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D.

Andrea Shaw Nevins
Chair / Professor / Interim Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
Dept. of History and Political Science
(954) 262-8208 andrshaw@nova.edu
Office: Parker 330

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Miami
  • M.F.A. Florida International University
  • M.A. Florida International University
  • B.B.A. Florida International University

Professional Interests

Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of History and Political Science and a professor at NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). She teaches courses in international studies, literature, writing, and film, with a focus on the Caribbean and African Diaspora. She is author of The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies (Lexington Press) as well as chapters in Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of the West Indies Press), and Music, Memory and Resistance: Calypso and the Caribbean Literary Imagination (Ian Randle Publishers). She has a chapter forthcoming in The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century Chic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press).

Dr. Shaw Nevins is a winner in the short fiction category of the Small Axe Literary Competition, and her creative and scholarly writing have been published in numerous journals, including World Literature Today, MaComére, Small Axe, The Caribbean Writer, Fat Studies, Crab Orchard Review, Feminist Media Studies, Palimpsest, Callaloo: a Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, and Social Semiotics. She is associate managing editor of sx salon. She is former managing editor of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal and Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship. She is also former associate editor of Gulf Stream Magazine.

She has presented at numerous professional conferences, including the Annual Caribbean Studies Conference, the Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference, the Annual West Indian Literature Conference, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and the International Conference on Caribbean Literature. Dr. Shaw Nevins is currently working on a research project, tentatively titled “Working Juju: Fantastical Imaginings of the Caribbean.” This project contemplates how the fantastic is deployed in portrayals of the Caribbean and its associated bodies in popular and literary culture.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Caribbean literature, film and popular culture
  • Post-colonial literature
  • African Diaspora literature and film
  • Composition
  • Creative writing

Courses Taught

  • COMP 1500: College Writing
  • COMP 2000H: Advanced College Writing Honors
  • FILM 3100: Black Cinema
  • HONR 2000T: Captive Women
  • INST 4800: Crossroads of the Transatlantic
  • LITR 2020: American Literature I
  • LITR 2021: American Literature II
  • LITR 2030: World Literature I
  • LITR 3520: African-American Literature
  • LITR 3530: Caribbean Literature
  • LITR 4050: Literary Theory
  • UNIV 1010Q: First Year Seminar: Roots, Rock, Reggae
  • UNIV 1011S: Life after Death in Film
  • WRIT 2150: Writing for the Professions
  • WRIT 3150: Business Writing
  • WRIT 5030: Fiction Writing Workshop
  • WRIT 5550: Feature Writing

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