Anastatia Curley

Assistant Professor, General Faculty; Associate Director for Pedagogy, Writing and Rhetoric Program

Dawson's Row 204

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am-1pm
Class Schedule: Tu/Th 12:30-1:45, 2:00-3:15


Ph.D., English, University of Virginia, 2018
M.A., Irish Studies, Boston College, 2012
B.A., English, Yale University, 2007


Research Interests:

Academic and professional writing, 20th and 21st century postcolonial and global Anglophone literature, Media studies, History and theory of the novel



“Smaller and Less Beautiful: Refusal Aesthetics in the Contemporary Novel,” Politics/Letters (


Selected Fellowships and Grants

  • Lazarus Fellowship, Yale Sustainable Food Program, 2017 – 2018
  • Buckner W. Clay Grant from the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, 2016
  • Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia English Department, 2016
  • Mellon Graduate Teaching Seminar for Excellence in the Humanities Fellowship, 2014-2015



  • “Looking for the Bodies: Charismatic Characters and Vulnerable Populations," Media Intimacy (Yale Film and Media Studies Conference), February 2017
  • “The Return of the Nation in Contemporary Dystopian Fiction," American Conference on Irish Studies, March 2016
    • Panel Co-Chair, “The De-Worlding of Irish Studies: Reminders of the Local”
  • “Rewiring the Novel: Flat Characters in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah," The Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Meeting, September 2015
  • “The Afterlife of the Big House: Instability Becomes Nostalgia," American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 2014