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Asst Prof Kevin Andrew Riordan
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities
Kevin Riordan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Amherst College in English and Theater & Dance. Prior to joining NTU, he taught in the Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi where he was also Associate Director of the Writing Center. Riordan was a 2018 Writing Fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, and in 2017 he co-founded the Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network. His research examines shifting understandings of global time and space in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and he currently is working on a literary and cultural history of the around-the-world tour. In addition to his scholarly work, Riordan is a Resident Artist in the New York–based company Theater Mitu.
Theater and Performance
Comparative and World Literatures
  • Singapore's Joseph Conrad: A Study in Global Modernism
Supervision of PhD Students
Luka Zhang Lei. (2022). Modes of production of working-class literature from Asia. (Co-supervisor with Sim Wai Chew).

Mani Saravanan. (2020). Serial engagements: viewer allegiance and contemporary crime television.