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Nicole Tabor

Nicole TaborAssistant Professor of English (2009)

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Email: ntabor@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-625-7942
Office: Zinzendorf Hall, Room 302

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Transatlantic Modernism(s), Literary Theory and Criticism, Multicultural Literature, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Genre Studies, Dramatic Literature & Performance Studies, Ethics, Theories of Pedagogy, Rhetoric & Composition


After graduating from Smith College in 1995, Nicole Tabor worked in theatre and film in San Francisco and New York. She was a member and Development Director for Unconditional Theatre Company and has directed plays by Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, and others. She also worked in television in New York City, serving as a production manager. Dr. Tabor received her M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in English from the University of Oregon. Her 2013 book is entitled Gender, Genre, and the Myth of Human Singularity. She is currently at work on the manuscript: "Subject Lines: The Monologic Single Subject in Multicultural American Drama by Women.” Dr. Tabor's articles include: "Outlaw Others: Jacques Derrida, James Joyce, and Leopold Bloom" in Bijdragen: International Journal in Philosophy and Theology and "The Estrangement of Community in Between the Acts: A Play Embedded in a Novel” in The International Journal of the Humanities.

She has given papers on twentieth-century literature at the Modern Language Association, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, South Asian Literary Association, and others. Dr. Tabor is a Member at Large for the Theory and Criticism Focus Group for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the 2012-14 Drama Division’s Representative to the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly (MLA).

Dr. Tabor strives to create a supportive and intellectually rigorous educational experience where students can come together to construct meaning in order to ask difficult questions at issue for our discourse community. One of her main goals is to strengthen successful pedagogical strategies and continually develop innovative new practices that will serve our dynamic student population in an age of increased global communication. Her courses directly address global, transnational, and multicultural authors. These curricular choices reflect an investment in close reading as a strategy for thinking critically and compassionately about other cultures and, thus, ourselves.

Recent Activities of Note:


  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper in April at the Comparative Literature Symposium American Studies as Transnational Practice at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Her paper, "One American Voice: The New World Monologue from Amiri Baraka to Anna Deavere Smith," was part of the panel "Transnationalism, New World Voices, and Critical Cosmopolitanism."
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented her paper "Secular International Fantasy and Sacred Kathakali in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things" at the (SALA) South Asian Literary Association Annual Conference December 2009 in Philadelphia.


  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference held in New York City in August. Her paper, "Risking the Law of Genre," was part of the panel "Risky Research/Researching Risk," sponsored by the Theory and Criticism focus group.