Samia Rahimtoola

Affiliation: English
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.
Samia Rahimtoola


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Reed College