Department of Ethnic Studies

Allia Griffin

Allia Griffin, Ph.D.

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Allia Ida Griffin earned her Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from UCSD. Her research and teaching interests include: African American Literature and Performance, Women of Color Feminism, Prison Studies, and Contemporary Iranian American Literature. She has been twice named a Faculty Mentor for Distinguished First-Year Students and is the recipient of the Enhanced Teaching with Technology Grant as well as the Markkula Center Hackworth Grant for Faculty Research in Applied Ethics. Her current book project, The Radius of Loss, navigates the intersection of literature and performance emerging from the African and Middle Eastern diasporas through narratives of captivity, memory, haunting, and nostalgia. Her work has been published in contemptorary.

Griffin’s courses include: Race & Mass Incarceration, American Theatre from the Black Perspective, Iranian American Women Writers, Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in the US, and Introduction to the Study of Muslim & Arab Americans.