Nissa Parmar
Adjunct Faculty
PhD, Oxford Brookes University
MA, Oxford Brookes University
MA, University of Minnesota

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.

Parmar 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 work is the book Multicultural Poetics: Re-visioning the American Canon published by SUNY Press. The critical study challenges longstanding critical and categorical divides in American poetry and argues that we must rethink our approach to America poetic canons to break down social and cultural barriers.