Saniya Taher

PhD student in the UC Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature

Saniya Taher is a Ph.D student in the UC Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature with a concentration in Critical Theory. Her current research focuses on contemporary Anglophone, Arabophone, and Francophone texts and media from the mid-20th century to the present, grappling with the relation between coloniality and extractivism, and the forms-of-life and spaces arising in excess of their carceral imperatives. And she examines the tension and overlap in the articulations of humanism and post-humanism as engendered under state monopolization of violence and state disinvestment under neoliberal governance.