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Graduate Students

French, Turkish, English

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


Latin, Ancient Greek, Turkish, English

Classical reception, Silver Age Latin, interactions of politics and theatre, gender and sexuality, Phenomenology

English, Russian, French, and Classical Greek,

Literary Naturalism, New Materialism, Marxism and Psychoanalysis

Dissertation Title: Plastic Monstrosity: New Materialisms and the Legacy of Early American Literary Naturalism

Mary Casey

English, Spanish and Portuguese

Modernism and Vanguardism, the Generations of '98 and '27, and Cinema & Media Studies


English, Euskara, Spanish, French

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

English, Korean, Russian

Modernism, Postcolonialism, Translation


English, French, German, Russian

European modernism; biopolitical discourse and film; detective fiction

English, Chinese, French

Gender and sexuality, queer studies, modernism


Ethan Madarieta, utopian

English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), euskara

Performance and performance theory; Latin American literature, political and cultural theory; Mid-20th century South American dictatorships (Chile, Uruguay) and quotidian forms of resistance; Utopia; Memory studies; Phenomenology

Lizy Mostowski

English, Polish, French

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

Sanskrit, English, Hindi, German

Cultural memory, translation, and postcolonialism

English, Arabic, Spanish 

The Medieval Middle East, Religion, Gender and Sexuality, Women in Literature 

Richard Sanders

English, French, German, Latin

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


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

European modernism, American gothic, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Cinema (horror and David Lynch's work, in particular)


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


Chinese, English, French, Japanese

History of the novel; realism; Ming & Qing Chinese fiction; 19th-century British fiction