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Dr. Bryant Scott

Dr. Bryant Scott

Instructional Assistant Professor (English)

Office Number: 329H
Office Phone: 4423.0247


Dr. Bryant Scott is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He earned his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Miami in 2020. He has also completed certificates, fully funded through grants and scholarships, at Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory in 2017 and Harvard University’s Institute of World Literature in 2016.

Dr. Scott’s research considers the role humanitarianism and human rights play in contemporary literature, media, and film. He is particularly interested in the ways in which ethical and humanitarian assumptions contribute, often in problematic ways, to how contemporary world literature gets written, published, marketed, and read. He has organized panels and presented on these topics at the conferences of the Modern Language Association (2019, 2020), the American Comparative Literature Association, the American Literature Association, the Caribbean Studies Association, among others.

He has more than twelve years of teaching experience, and has taught widely around the world and in the U.S. In addition to teaching a variety of writing and literature courses for six years at the University of Miami, he has also taught at Miami-Dade College, East Carolina University, and Jubail Industrial College.

Along with his academic writing, Dr. Scott has written for numerous print magazines, newspapers, and websites, where he has published mainly travel writing, but also reviews and creative nonfiction. He is also very invested in the public humanities and has most recently published in the Houston Review of Books.

Areas of Interest

  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • World Literature
  • Literary and Critical Theory
  • First-Year Writing Studies
  • Transnational, Multicultural, and Diasporic Literatures
  • New Media Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Miami
  • M.A., English, East Carolina University
  • B.A. English, Central Connecticut State University

Experience

  • Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2021-present
  • Instructor, University of Miami, 2014-2020
  • Instructor, East Carolina University, 2013-2014
  • Instructor, Jubail Industrial College, 2012-2013

Publications

  • Scott, Bryant. Review of Beyond Reason: Postcolonial Theory and the Social Sciences by Sanjay Seth. Postcolonial Text. (Forthcoming).

  • Scott, Bryant. Review of Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Workers, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad by Manu Karuka. European Journal for American Studies. (Forthcoming).

  • Scott, Bryant. “Reflections on Postcolonialism.” Houston Review of Books. June 2021.

  • Scott, Bryant. “Hellish Laws in Ashes”: Tradition, Empire, and the Question of Tragedy in Mariana Starke’s The Widow of Malabar.Literature Uniting Regions and Nations. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017.

  • “Against Fundamentalism”: ‘Mongrolization’ and the Breaking of Fictional Walls in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.The Commonwealth Review 23.1. (2014). 49-73.
    —Republished in Literature of South Asian Diaspora. Prestige Books, 2014.