Sonia Werner received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. Her dissertation project examines the relationship between literary realism and nation-formation in regions characterized by “belated” processes of modernization and national unification in nineteenth century Europe and Russia. Her research has been published in Novel.
Sonia received the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award in the Humanities at NYU, and her research has benefitted from the generous support of the Penfield Fellowship for Advanced Dissertation Writers in the Area of Belle-Lettres and International Affairs, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, and the Foreign Language Area Research Study (FLAS) at the Center for Mediterranean and European Studies. Prior to teaching at Gallatin, she taught at the Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program at NYU.
Teaching and Research Interests
theories and practices of world literature, the relationship between literature and geography, forms of prose in the long nineteenth century (with an emphasis on the novel), theatre and mimesis in ancient and modern contexts, the intersections between aesthetics and politics, critical theory and philosophy
B.A. Literature & French, Sarah Lawrence College, 2000 M.A. Humanities and Social Thought, New York University, 2006 M.A. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2010 Ph.D. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2016