Sonia Werner has taught at NYU since 2016. Her research analyzes the intersections among literature, philosophy, and the social sciences to explore how experimental narrative forms relate to formulations of epistemology and formations of community in a comparative and trans-national context. Sonia’s current book project, Belated Nations and World Literature: Figuring Realism on the Fringe examines the aesthetics and politics of literary realism and its relation to nation-formation in the context of the global nineteenth century. She is also working on a second project that explores the status of evidence in literary and visual culture. Sonia has articles published or forthcoming in Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Diacritics, and Poetics Today.
Sonia has previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. She also teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Sonia teaches a range of interdisciplinary courses around topics including reality and representation, world literature, aesthetics and politics, genre, and everyday life.