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Graduate Student Placement

Ethan Madarieta

2020
Dissertation Title: “The Practice of Memory: Decolonial Resistance in Indigenous Chile and the Chilean Diaspora”
Assistant Professor of English, SUNY New Paltz

Estibalitz Ezkerra Vegas

2019
Dissertation Title: Acts of Re-membering: Representations of the Past in Irish and Basque literature
Lecturer in Basque literature and language at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Richard Sanders

2019
Dissertation Title: Forms of Disciplinary Fragmentation: Holistic Healthcare and the Categorical Division of Academic Labor

Alexandra Van Doren

2019
Dissertation Title: “Where foot knocks against/the unburied bones of kin”: Topographies of Memory and Amnesia in Poland and Spain

Brandon Carr

2018
Dissertation Title: As Lively Mock’d as Ever: Plasticity and the Aesthetic Image of Life

Matthew Nelson

2018
Dissertation Title: Translingual Nostalgias in Modern Sanskrit and Indian Poetry in English

Anya Hamrick

2016
Dissertation Title: Memoried Flesh: Shock and Trauma in Late Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction
Assistant Professor of English, NYIT-Nanjing

Matthias Stephan

2016
Dissertation Title: The Postmodern Structure of Consciousness
Research Assistant at Aarhus University, Denmark

Hapsatou Wane

2016
Dissertation Title: Muddy Points of Entanglements: Translocal Fictions in Africa and the Diaspora
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University

Laura Chinchilla

2015
Dissertation Title: Networks of Paranoia: Narratives of Crime and Detection in 21st Century Latin America
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Centre College

Carola Dwyer

2015
Dissertation Title: The Serpent Woman as Grotesque in French, English, and German Medieval Narrative
Senior Lecturer of German, Coordinator of the Global Village, a Living & Learning Community

Okla Elliott

2015
Dissertation Title: Being and Suffering: Toward an Existentialist Understanding of Memory, Trauma, and Violence
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Misericordia University

Jennifer Anderson Bliss

2014
Academic Advisor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Chase Dimock

2014
Dissertation Title: Queer American Expatriate Writers in France and the Birth of the Gay Modernist Subject
Assistant Professor of English at College of the Canyons

Faith Wilson Stein

2013
Dissertation Title: Wallpapering the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics, and the Realist Home
Acquisitions Editor, Stanford University Press

Eric Dalle

2012
Dissertation Title: The Ecological Turn: Positioning the Natural World in Post-Mao Fiction and Film
Instructor of English at Memphis University School

Mineo Takamura

2012
Dissertation Title: “Tactility and Modernity: the Sense of Touch in DH Lawrence, Alfred Stieglitz, Walter Benjamin, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty”
Associate Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University

Sevinç Türkkan

2012
Dissertation Title: Orhan Pamuk's Novels and their “Afterlife" in English and German Translations
University of Rochester, Department of Religion and Classics

Pei-lin Wu

2012
Dissertation Title: Aesop’s Fables in China: The Transmission and Transformation of the Genre
Post-doctoral fellow at The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences of the National Science Council in Taiwan

Reshmi Mukherjee

2011
Dissertation Title: "Who Speaks For Me, With Me, and To Me?” Subalternity and Representation in the Works of Mahasweta Devi, Bessie Head, and Assia Djebar
Assistant Professor at Boise State University

Gautam Basu-Thakur

2010
Dissertation Title: Scripting Anxiety/Scripting Identity: Indian Mutiny, History, and the Colonial Imaginary, 1857-1911
Associate Professor of English, Boise State University; Director of Critical Theory

Junjie Luo

2010
Dissertation Title: Desire and Redemption: The Two Worlds in "Jin Ping Mei
Assistant Professor at Dickinson College

Ana Vivancos

2010
Dissertation Title: Failure to Deliver: Transitional Masculinities in Late and Post Francoist Films (1963--1984)
Lecturer, Spanish and Catalan at Stanford Language Center, Stanford University

Jessica Wienhold-Brokish

2010
Dissertation Title: "The double bind" of 1989: Reinterpreting Space, Place, and Identity in Postcommunist Women's Literature
Common Ground Publishing, Urbana, IL

Chia-rong Wu

2010
Dissertation Title: Encountering Spectral Traces: Ghost Narratives in China, America, and Taiwan
Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies, Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Oana Popescu-Sandu

2009
Dissertation Title: A Vanishing Act: Gulag Narratives and Their Afterlife
Associate Professor of English, University of Southern Indiana

Tatiana Kuzmic

2008
Dissertation Title: Adulterous Nations: Family Politics and National Identity in the European Novel
Assistant Professor at University of Texas, Austin

E K Tan

2007
Dissertation Title: Lack, Loss and Displacement: Renarrativizing "Chineseness" Through the Aesthetics of Southeast Asian Literature and Film
Associate Professor at S.U.N.Y. Stonybrook

Valerie Wilhite

2006
Dissertation Title: The Transformative Power of Love: The Negation of the Subject in Mysticism and Troubadour Fin’ Amors
Profesora Catedrática at the Universidad del Quindío

John Chua

2004
Dissertation Title: The Horror, the Horror: The Repetition and Compulsion of a Genre
Was a documentary filmmaker at The Shoah Foundation; now Senior lecturer at Coventry University UK

Miglena Ivanova

2004
Dissertation Title: Staging Europe, Staging Ireland: Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov in Irish Cultural Politics, 1899–1922
Associate Professor at Coastal Carolina University

Leisa Kauffmann

2004
Associate Professor at Wayne State University

Elise Bartosik-Vélez

2003
Professor of Spanish, Dickinson College

Jay Twomey

2001
Associate Professor at University of Cincinnati

Mustapha Hamil

2000
Associate Professor of French Studies and Arabic Studies, University of Windsor

Beth Hawkins Benedix

1999
Professor of Religious Studies, World Literature and Community Engagement, DePauw University

Kevin Carollo

1999
Professor at Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Yana Hashamova

1999
Professor and Chair at Ohio State University