Samia Rahimtoola

Assistant Professor of English

My research areas are 20th/21st-century American literature, with a special focus on poetry, the nonfiction essay, and literature of the environment. I also focus on globalization studies, ecocriticism, and critical theory.

I teach the American 20th-century quite broadly, and I also love to range outside of the century to teach environmental cultures going all the way back to early America. I enjoy teaching courses that open up to contemporary social, political, and environmental challenges, while also attending to the formal intricacies of language on the page.


  • B.A., Reed College; Portland. Oregon
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley; Berkely, California