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Aileen Farrar, Ph.D.

Aileen Farrar
Associate Professor

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Humanities and Politics

Honors Courses

  • HAAH 1000M Wicked Wit: Satire in Literature, Film, and Television
  • HONR 1010B The Healthy Woman, Mothers to Cyborgs
  • HONR 2000W: The Pathography, Patients’ Stories of Illness

Honors Engagement

  • Attends honors events
  • Hosts honors workshops 

Research Focus

  • Victorian Literature
  • Romantic Literature
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • American Literature to 1900
  • Women's Literature and Feminist Theory
  • Literature and Science
  • Medical Humanities
  • Literature and Environment
  • Literature and Technology
  • Composition and Research


  • Ph.D., University of Louisiana
  • B.A., Tarleton State University

Aileen Miyuki Farrar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Literature in the Department of Humanities and Politics in NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the surveys in American, British, and World literature, she teaches a variety of Medical Humanities courses for NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Farquhar Honors College.

Dr. Farrar regularly supports her students as a sponsor and judge for the Undergraduate Student Symposium. She also serves as the faculty advisor for NSU’s book club, Wyrd, and Alpha Nu Iota Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society. At the Lifelong Learning Institute, she has presented a series of “Science and Literature” lectures, and she frequently facilitates film programs hosted by the Alvin Sherman Library. Her interests in engaging the public in the fields of literature and film has led her to co-found and coordinate NSU’s Annual Film Series, The Reel, alongside Dr. Kate J. Waites, Professor Emeritus of English from the Department of Humanities and Politics.

Dr. Farrar’s scholarship has focused on the interdisciplinary question of how science has shaped culture and vice versa, particularly since the Enlightenment and often with special emphasis on gendered bodies. She presents regularly at national and regional conferences on the relationship between medicine, technology, environment, and literature, and her work has been published in Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature as well as the Victorian Review.

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