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Graduate Students

French, Turkish, English

Migration and memory in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mary Casey

English, Spanish, Portuguese and Modern Greek

Mediterranean Studies, Cinema & Media Studies

Postcolonial Studies, Diaspora Studies, South Asian-Canadian Literature. 

English, French, Spanish

Memory studies, Indigenous studies, phenomenology, borders, translation


English, Euskara, Spanish, French

Basque and Irish lit, Postcolonial theory, Indigenous studies, Memory and Trauma studies, nationalism, film

English, Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian


Classical reception in the Romantic period; nature and architecture; expressions of grief in poetry; gender and sexuality

English, Korean, Russian, Japanese

Postcolonialism, Modernism, Drama, Theatre, Translation


English, French, German, Russian

European modernism; biopolitical discourse and film; detective fiction

Eva Kuras

English, French, Italian, Persian.

Medieval French, Italian and English literature. Classical Persian literature. Development of the narrative romance genre. "East-West" cultural transmission in the Middle Ages.

Ethan Madarieta, PhD

English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), euskara

Performance studies; Memory studies; Indigenous Studies; Latin American literature, political, and cultural theory; Mid-20th century South American dictatorships; Resistance

Dissertation Title: Creative Resistance and Performances of Memory: Latin America in the Age of Neoliberalism

Lizy Mostowski

English, Polish, French

Polish-Jewish identity narratives, Holocaust literature, memory studies, autobiography, oral history

Leah Raimondi

English, Arabic, Spanish 

The Medieval Middle East, Religion, Gender and Sexuality

Richard Sanders

English, French, German, Latin

Medical humanities and medical education, epistemology, aesthetics, comparative methodology 


Twentieth-century American, Japanese, and Yiddish literatures; multilingualism; critical theory; memory studies; avant-garde; modernism/postmodernism

Meagan Smith

English, Russian, Spanish

English, Russian, and Spanish literatures of the mid to late 20th century; with a particular emphasis on the cultural politics of the Cold War and the neoliberal turn. 

My research focuses on representations of border walls and border zones in Soviet, American, and Mexican science fiction and utopian/dystopian novels and films. 

German, French and American literature of the early 20th century, especially from the period between the world wars. 

English, Spanish, French, Ancient Greek

the American Renaissance, the Gothic, European modernism, Surrealism, Cinema (psychological horror and sound, in particular), Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis


Polish, Spanish, German, English

Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; Polish-Jewish relations; Polish poetry, literature, and film; Spanish Civil War poetry, literature, and film; sexual violence and post-dictatorship cultural amnesia 


English, French, Italian, Spanish

19th- and early 20th-century British and French literature; literature and the arts; history of the image, visual and material culture; psychoanalytic theory; neuroaesthetics