B.A. in English Literature (Queens College, CUNY)
M.A. in Theology (St. John’s University)
Faria Sookdeo has been living in New York for the past thirty years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (York College, CUNY); Master’s in English Literature (Queens College, CUNY); Masters’s in Theology (St. John’s University), and is currently a first year student in the PhD English Program at St. John’s University. Her focus is the rhetorical elements of the Bible and what makes it still relevant in the 21st century. She wants to apply Aristotle’s rhetorical proofs, ethos, logos and pathos to the Bible to ascertain why the Old and New Testaments still provide hope and continue to be a source of guidance in this century. Ms. Sookdeo has been teaching at York College since 2003. She teaches English Composition, English Literature, and Speech Communication. In addition, she is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Fidelis church. Her interests include literary analyses, especially of the Bible. She enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction. One of her favorite authors is C.S. Lewis. Ms. Sookdeo hopes that with a PhD she will continue to teach and be able to further educate people from both literary (secular) and religious perspectives.