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Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D.

Andrea Shaw Nevins

Chair / Professor
Department of History and Political Science
(954) 262-8208
Parker 330


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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.

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