Feisal Mohamed

Feisal Mohamed joins Yale’s Department of English as Professor. He has previously taught at Texas Tech University, the University of Illinois, and the CUNY Graduate Center. He holds a BSc with concentration in Biology from the University of Ottawa, an MA in English from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD in English from the University of Toronto. In 2012 he completed an LLM at the University of Illinois with the support of a Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship. His most recent book is Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary. Mohamed’s other works include: In the Anteroom of Divinity: The Reformation of the Angels from Colet to Milton; Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism, which received the Milton Society of America’s James Holly Hanford Award for a distinguished monograph; Milton and Questions of History: Essays by Canadians Past and Present, co-edited with Mary Nyquist and which received the Milton Society of America’s Irene Samuel Award for a distinguished collection of essays; A New Deal for the Humanities: Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education, co-edited with Gordon Hutner; and Milton’s Modernities: Poetry, Philosophy, and History from the Seventeenth Century to the Present, co-edited with Patrick Fadely. In addition to academic venues, his writing has appeared in Dissent Magazine, the New York Times, the American Scholar, the Chronicle Review, the Yale Review and the website of the New Republic. He is a past president of the Milton Society of America.