Nazry Bahrawi (he/dia)

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PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Warwick
MSc, General and Comparative Literature, distinction, University of Edinburgh (funded by the Chevening Scholarship)
BA (Hons), English Language and Literature, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Nazry Bahrawi is an assistant professor of Southeast Asian literature and culture at the University of Washington in Seattle. His current research examines the intersections between animal fables and racial discourses in Malay-Indonesian literary texts, films and visual art. He has published on racialism, folklore, literary Islam and translation as cultural rewriting in maritime Southeast Asia in relation to other Indian Ocean cultures and global Anglophone Muslim texts and films. Nazry has held visiting fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Brighton, UK's National Centre for Writing and the Toji Foundation in South Korea. He is an editor-at-large at Wasafiri literary magazine for international contemporary writing and serves as a member of the editorial team at Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature. As a literary practitioner, Nazry has translated Malay literary works to English and published short stories.


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Southeast Asian MLA Forum, Wasafiri magazine, Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature

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