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About Andrea E. Shaw-Nevins

Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D., is Interim Dean at NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS). She teaches courses in international studies, literature, writing, and film, with a focus on the Caribbean and African Diaspora. She is author of The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies (Lexington Press) and Working Juju: Fantastical Imaginings of the Caribbean (University of Georgia Press), as well as chapters in Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of the West Indies Press), and Music, Memory and Resistance: Calypso and the Caribbean Literary Imagination (Ian Randle Publishers). She has a chapter forthcoming in The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century Chic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press).

Dr. Shaw Nevins is a winner in the short fiction category of the Small Axe Literary Competition, and her creative and scholarly writing have been published in numerous journals, including World Literature Today, MaComére, Small Axe, The Caribbean Writer, Fat Studies, Crab Orchard Review, Feminist Media Studies, Palimpsest, Callaloo: a Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, and Social Semiotics. She is former associate managing editor of sx salon. She is former managing editor of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal and Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship. She is also former associate editor of Gulf Stream Magazine.

She has presented at numerous professional conferences, including the Annual Caribbean Studies Conference, the Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference, the Annual West Indian Literature Conference, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and the International Conference on Caribbean Literature.


2020 - Present Dean, Nova Southeastern University Farquhar Honors College
July 2020 - 2020 Interim Dean, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
July 2019 - January 2020 Interim Chair, Nova Southeastern University Department of Family Therapy
2016 - 2020 Assistant Dean, Nova Southeastern University Academic Affairs
2016 - 2020 Director, Nova Southeastern University CAHSS Center for Humanities
2016 - 2020 Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
January 2019 - July 2019 Interim Chair, Nova Southeastern University Department of Literature and Modern Languages
July 2015 - July 2019 Chair, Nova Southeastern University Department of History and Political Science
July 2006 - June 2015 Assistant Director and Assistant/Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Division of Humanities
August 2005 - June 2006 Interim Writing Program Coordinator, Nova Southeastern University Division of Humanities
August 2005 - June 2006 Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Nova Southeastern University Division of Humanities
2004 - 2005 Lecturer, University of Miami
2000 - 2004 Graduate Assistant, University of Miami
1998 - 2002 Adjunct Instructor & Visiting Lecturer, Florida International University

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2012 - Present Reviewer, Fat Studies Journal
2009 - Present Reviewer, Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism
2008 - Present Reviewer, Post Colonial Text
2005 - Present Editorial Board Member, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
2005 - Present Reviewer, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
2015 - 2015 Major Chair, Master’s thesis: “Journey through Awakening.” Benesemon Simmons, Nova Southeastern University, M.A.
2010 - 2015 Associate Managing Editor, sx salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform
2013 - 2014 Application Reviewer, St. Georges University of Grenada Writer in Residence Program
2008 - 2013 Managing Editor, Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship
2011 - 2011 Creative Reading, “Students for the Poor 3rd Annual Haiti Fundraiser.” Florida International University, North Miami
2010 - 2010 Creative Reading, “Haiti and the Americas Conference” Literary Night. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
2007 - 2007 Interview, Looking Back Looking Forward. NewsTalk 93 FM. Kingston, Jamaica
2006 - 2006 Reading, Miami Book Fair International. Write Out Loud Café Creative Panel. Miami, Florida
2006 - 2006 Interview, Profile. TVJ (Television Jamaica). Kingston, Jamaica
2006 - 2006 Interview, This Morning. Hot 102 FM. Kingston, Jamaica
2003 - 2005 Managing Editor, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
2003 - 2003 Guest Editor, Gulfstream!ng Online Magazine (Issue 1.2)
2002 - 2002 Associate Editor, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine
Member, Caribbean Studies Association
Member, West Indian Literature Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018-2019 - CAHSS Graduate SGA Executive of the Year Award
  • 2010 - 2nd Place Winner for Short Fiction, Small Axe Literary Competition
  • 2004 - Most Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Miami
  • 2004 - 2nd Place Winner, Department of English Parker Prize for the best graduate paper, University of Miami
  • 2003 - English Department Chair International Travel Award, University of Miami
  • 2002, 2004 - Provost’s Award for Graduate Travel, University of Miami
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 - Peggy Kriloff Travel Award, University of Miami
  • 1994 - Caribbean Writers' Summer Institute Scholarship, University of Miami


  • WRIT 5550: Feature Writing
  • WRIT 5030: Feature Writing Workshop
  • LITR 2020: American Literature I
  • COMP 1500: College Writing
  • COMP 2000H: Advanced College Writing Honors
  • FILM 3100: Black Cinema
  • HONR 2000T: Captive Women
  • INST 4800: Crossroads of the Transatlantic
  • LITR 2021: American Literature II
  • LITR 2030: World Literature I
  • LITR 3520: African-American Literature
  • LITR 3530: Caribbean Literature
  • LITR 4050: Literary Theory
  • UNIV 1010Q: First Year Seminar: Roots, Rock, Reggae
  • UNIV 1011S: Life after Death in Film
  • WRIT 2150: Writing for the Professions
  • WRIT 3150: Business Writing


M.A., Florida International University
Ph.D., University of Miami
M.F.A., Florida International University
B.B.A., Business Administration, Florida International University

Contact Information

(954) 262-8208


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