Arsalan ul Haq
Arsalan Haq is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California, working at the intersection of architecture design, literature, and visual culture. He received his Ph.D. in English from Northeastern University. Haq also holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Pakistan, and a Master’s in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, where he was a Fulbright Scholar from 2013 to 2015. His pedagogy draws on his diverse background, and incorporates experimental, multimodal compositional modes, including comics and memes, to teach writing and literature.
Haq’s book project, “Graphic Acts: Narrative Desire and Design in Comics and Architecture,” examines architecture design and comics as kindred art forms that shape narrative experiences through the medium of drawing. His interdisciplinary scholarship has appeared in the edited collection Interior Design of Pakistan, the journal of the Architects Regional Council Asia Architecture Asia, and in Design and Culture.