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Sonia Werner

Part-time Faculty
(212) 998-8696
14 Univ, Room 109

B.A., Literature, 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

Sonia Werner teaches at NYU's interdisciplinary master's program—XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement—and NYU Gallatin. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University. Her current book project, Fringe Realisms: Belated Nations and the Invention of a Useable Present examines realism’s relationship to nation-formation in regions characterized by national and industrial belatedness. Her next project, “The Aesthetics of Evidence” explores the evidential capacity of literature and photography in relation to empire. Her research has been published in Novel: A Forum on Fiction and is forthcoming in Diacritics.

Teaching and Research Interests

comparative literature, critical theory and philosophy, aesthetics and politics, theories and practices of performance, nationalism and internationalism, realism, theories of everyday life, and interdisciplinary methodologies  

Sonia Werner