Nathan Suhr-Sytsma

Assistant Professor


Office: Callaway N313

Phone: 404-727-6512



  • B.A., Calvin College
  • Ph.D., Yale University


Nathan Suhr-Sytsma specializes in twentieth-century poetry and postcolonial literary studies, with a particular interest in texts from anglophone Africa, Britain, and Ireland. He received his PhD in 2012 from Yale University, where his dissertation was awarded the Theron Rockwell Field Prize. Drawing on research in Emory’s own archival collections, his current book project examines the publication and circulation of English-language poetry after the Second World War in order to highlight the increasingly transnational character of the anglophone literary world. This project analyzes the negotiations of supposedly peripheral poets from Nigeria, Northern Ireland, and the West Indies with both local and London-based literary institutions during the postwar era of decolonization. His articles have appeared in Éire-Ireland, the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and Research in African Literatures.