Nissa Parmar | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Nissa Parmar

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Adjunct Faculty
MA, University of Minnesota; MA, Oxford Brookes University; PhD, Oxford Brookes University

Nissa Parmar’s research and teaching interests are emergent American literature and culture, in particular Native American, Asian American, and women’s literatures, as well as modern and contemporary poetry.

She is a career teacher with an MA of education from the University of Minnesota and an MA of literature and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University. She has professional writing, editing, and curriculum development experience. She was lead editor of Mapping the Self: Place, Identity, Nationality, a cultural studies collection to which she contributed an essay on Adrienne Rich. Her most recent book-length work is Multicultural Poetics: Revisioning the American Canon published by SUNY Press.