Nikolaj Nielsen

Nikolaj Nielsen

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, admitted Autumn 2018
2018: B.A. (magna cum laude), Literature and Creative Writing, New York University in Abu Dhabi

Nikolaj Nielsen (he/him/his) works with contemporary U.S. literary and legal storytelling. His dissertation, Its Narcotic Narcissism: Thwarting Discourses of Drug Doom in Trump-Era U.S. Narrative, traces the social origins of user vilification to the moral and political expediency of narcophobic stereotypes. His other research interests include feminist, queer, and gender studies, Toni Morrison's life and legacy, Danish/Greenlandic decoloniality, Pia Arke, and Critical Race Theory.



(415) 416-4592
Green Library, room 363G (East Wing, 3rd floor)

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Literature


  • Cultural History & Studies


  • Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature


  • Feminist Studies


  • Law and the Humanities