Aileen Miyuki Farrar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Literature in the Department of Humanities and Politics in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the surveys in American, British, and World literature, she teaches a variety of Medical Humanities courses for HCAS and the Farquhar Honors College.
Dr. Farrar regularly supports her students as a sponsor and judge for the Undergraduate Student Symposium. She also serves as the faculty advisor for NSU’s book club, Wyrd, and diversity-through-unity organization, Students Against Injustice. At the Lifelong Learning Institute, she has presented a series of “Science and Literature” lectures, and she frequently facilitates film programs hosted by the Alvin Sherman Library. Her interests in engaging the public in the fields of literature and film has led her to co-found and co-coordinate NSU’s Annual Film Series, The Reel, alongside Dr. Kate J. Waites, a fellow Professor of English in the department.
Dr. Farrar’s scholarship has focused on the interdisciplinary question of how science has shaped culture and vice versa, particularly since the Enlightenment and often with special emphasis on gendered bodies. She presents regularly at national and regional conferences on the relationship between medicine, technology, environment, and literature, and her work has been published in Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature as well as the Victorian Review.