Adam Yaghi

Adam Yaghi
Clinical Associate Professor, Writing Program

Adam Yaghi is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai in February 2019, Adam taught academic writing and American literature courses at University of Victoria. He also worked at Athabasca University and University of Idaho in several positions including teaching writing and coaching student writers in face to face and online environments. He has a doctorate in American literature from University of Victoria and an MA in literature from University of Idaho. He received several awards including a Fulbright Fellowship and was an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. 

Adam specializes in contemporary American literature. In particular, he researches ethnic American literary traditions and literary productions. His research interests include global politics; and the intersection of identity formation, religion, and imperialism. He published in a number of academic journals including Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Middle East Critique, South Dakota Review, Catalyst: a Social Justice Forum, Middle West Review, Just Peace Diplomacy Journal; and Yellow Medicine Review: a Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. 



  • PhD, American Literature
    University of Victoria
  • MA, English
    University of Idaho

Research Interests

  • Ethnic American Literature
  • Middle Eastern Literature
  • College Writing and Writing Centers
  • Intersection of Religion, Hegemony, and Identity Formation in Literature
  • Social Justice and Migration

Courses Taught

  • Perspectives on the Humanities: Memory, Identity, and Resistance in a Global Context
  • Writing as Inquiry (Writing I)