Curriculum Vitae

 Syed Ross Masood and E.M. Forster

Syed Ross Masood and E.M. Forster

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2015 | Ph.D., Northwestern University | Rhetoric and Public Culture
2010 | M.A., Northwestern University | Rhetoric and Public Culture
2008 | A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, minor in German | Highest Honors and Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

2019 – | Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
2018 – 2019 | Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University
2016 – 2018 | Assistant Professor (limited term), English and Drama Department and Transnational/Diaspora Studies Program, University of Toronto
2015 – 2016 | Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow, “Bibliomigrancy: World Literature in the Public Sphere,” Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2014 – 2015 | Lecturer, Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern University

2015 | Outstanding Dissertation Award, Rhetoric and Public Culture Program, Northwestern University
2015 | Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern University Associated Student Government
2013 – 2014 | Graduate Fellow, Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern University
2012 – 2013 | Affiliate, Northwestern University Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
2011 – 2012 | Fulbright-IIE/Nehru Research Grant, Institute for International Education

     “Vernacularity versus Solidarity: The Tensions of Afro-Asian Literature,” Communism in the Vernacular Symposium, University College London; London, UK 08 June
     “The Martyr, the Moviegoer: Bhagat Singh at the Cinema,” National Law School of India University; Bangalore, India 23 May
     “The Gandhian Apology: Between Loss and Renunciation,” Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore; India 22 May
     “Atheism, Middlebrow Literature, and Bhagat Singh,” Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore; India 21 May     
     “The Martyr, the Moviegoer: Bhagat Singh at the Cinema,” History Department, Ashoka University; Delhi, India 07 May
     “Anticolonialism and Cinema,” Literature Department, University of Indonesia; Jakarta, Indonesia 30 April
     “Renunciation, Disavowal, and M.K. Gandhi’s Lost Debates,” Pembroke Center Cultures of Pacifism Seminar, Brown University; Providence, RI 18 April
     “Inqilab Zindabad: Lahore’s Bhagat Singh,” Afkar-e-Taza Literary Festival; Lahore, Pakistan 14 January
     “Bhagat Singh’s Atheism,” Insurgency in the Archives Conference, University College London; London, UK 13 January

     “Of Castes and Crowds: B.R. Ambedkar’s Anticolonial Endosmosis,” Reclaiming Social Justice, Revisiting Ambedkar Conference; Bangalore, India 22 July
      “Is the Jail Notebook World Literature?” Imprisonment, Encampment, Incarceration: Prison Studies in a Global Frame; Madison, WI 12 May
     “The ‘Global’ in ‘Global Literature’ and ‘Global Climate Change,’” Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research; Johannesburg, South Africa 11 April
     “Is the ‘Global’ in ‘Global Literature’ the Same as the ‘Global’ in ‘Global Climate Change?” Conference on the Anthropocene, University of Toronto; Toronto, ON 07 April

     “Sociological and Archipelagic Modernisms: An Indian Ocean Genealogy,” Archipelagoes/Oceans/Americas Conference, Brigham Young University; Provo, UT 06 October
     “The Martyr, the Moviegoer: Bhagat Singh at the Cinema,” Queen Mary University of London; London, UK, 23 March 

     “Commonplace Anticolonialism: Bhagat Singh’s Jail Notebook and the Politics of Reading,” University of Wisconsin-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar in “Bibliomigrancy”; Madison, WI, 06 November

     “The Ghadr Party and the History of Ideas,” Griswold Historical Society Lecture Series, FC College; Lahore, Pakistan, 12 December
     “Reading Edward Said, Erich Auerbach, and Weltliteratur,” English Department M. Phil Lecture Series, FC College; Lahore, Pakistan, 11 December
     “Har Dayal’s Library and Ghadr’s Mutinous Reading,” Ghadr Centenary Conference at Lahore University of Management Sciences; Lahore, Pakistan, 07 December
     “The City, the Crowd, the Mahatma, the Untouchable,” Affiliation/Affinity/Affect: Queer Theory in South Asia and its Diaspora Workshop; Evanston, IL, 07 March
     “Middlebrow Mahatma: Dhan Gopal Mukerji’s Anticolonialism for American Audiences,” Northwestern University; Evanston, IL, 08 March

     “‘Take Your Geography and Trace It,’” Columbia University Caste, Race, and Democracy Workshop; New York, NY, 27 September
     “Towards a Book History of Anticolonialism,” Materialism and the Colony; Great Barrington, MA, 23 May

University of Toronto-Mississauga

Rotten Englishes: World Englishes and Postcolonial Literature
Human Rights Law and Contemporary Literature
Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
Introduction to Transnationalism and Diaspora Studies
Oceanic Feelings: Diaspora and Empire in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans

University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Reading World Literature

Northwestern University                
Literatures of Afro-Asian Solidarity
Literatures of South Asia and its Diaspora
The South Asian American Experience Before 1965
Critical Race Theory and Asian American Popular Culture