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Andrea Shaw Nevins, M.F.A., Ph.D.

Andrea Shaw Nevins

Farquhar Honors College

Honors Courses

  • COMP 1500H College Writing Honors
  • COMP 2000H Advanced College Writing Honors

Research Focus

  • Caribbean literature, film and popular culture
  • Post-colonial literature
  • African Diaspora literature and film
  • Creative writing


  • Ph.D., University of Miami
  • M.F.A., Florida International University
  • M.A., Florida International University
  • B.B.A., Florida International University

Andrea Nevins is a professor and dean of the Farquhar Honors College. Her areas of interest are academic leadership, Caribbean literature and popular culture, and creative writing. She is author of The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies (2006) and Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic (2019). Her fiction as well as her scholarly writing have been published in numerous journals, including Small Axe, World Literature Today, sx salon, MaComére, The Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Feminist Media Studies, and Social Semiotics. She has taught courses in literature, writing, and film, as well as multidisciplinary courses such as the honors seminar Captive Women. This honors course explores narratives of female captivity and confinement in literature and film.

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