B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of London
Shamoon Zamir works in the areas of literature, photography and intellectual history. His book on the African American writer W.E.B. Du Bois explored literary dialogues with philosophy and sociology and his current project examines the ways in which art and science, pictorialist photography and anthropology come together in the Native American portraits of Edward S. Curtis. He has in addition published on twentieth-century African American and Native American fiction and on modern poetry and translated short stories from Urdu. He was the co-founder of Talus, a small press and journal specializing in contemporary international writing and cultural studies and is series editor for American Studies: Culture, Society & the Arts. He studied English and American literatures and American Studies at the University of London and has taught at the University of Chicago, York University and the University of London.