B.A. University of Long Island, 2002
Research Interests: International cinema, film studies, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, Frankfurt School, epistemology, theories of futility, theories of precarity
Emphases: Critical Theory Emphasis, Visual Studies Emphasis
B.A. in English, University of California Irvine, 2012
Research Interests: deconstruction, feminist theory, feminist histories, queer theory, border studies, narrative, temporality, logic, and experimental writing
B.A. in English/Lib. Studies, Sonoma State University, 2013
Certificate of Thai Studies, Pridi Banamyong International College, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2011
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge English, 2006
Research Interests: LGBTQ literature, film, visual and performing arts; Queer Theory; AIDS activism, trauma, and the literary, visual and performing arts; Feminist and Queer Fantasy and Speculative/Science Fiction; Abjection, Shame, Stigma and Transgression; Transnational Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Translocal Queer Networks; Southeast Asia; Latin America.
B.A. in French and International Relations, University of Redlands, 2016
Research Interests: Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean literature; anti-colonialism; contemporary African literature in the Métropole; blackness in Latin America; France's management of diversity within its Republic and the overseas community, relevance and implementation of French national values in overseas territories, self-determination of the Kanak people in New Caledonia; translation theory; orientalism in 19th century art
B.A. in Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, New York, 2011
Research Interests: Lyric poetry; Romanticism; Philology, Psychoanalysis, and other materialisms
B.A. in Comparative Literature, UCLA 2012;
M.A. in Individualized Study, 2016
B.A. in Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz, 2006
M.A. international relations and african studies, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2010
B.A. philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles 2008
Research Interests: 20th century Latin American literature, film, and culture; critical theory; critical university studies; neoliberalism; anarchist pedagogies
Carlos Colmenares Gil
M.A. in Philosophy and Critical Theory, Kingston University, London, 2012
B.A. in Psychology, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, 2009
Research Interests: Latin American thought, contemporary Latin American literature, film, essay as form, scientificity of form, negativity, mediation, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis.
B.A. in English and French Studies, Scripps College, 2014
B.A. in Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton 2011
Research Interests:20th Century Literatures of the U.S. Southwest Deserts; Critical Animal and Environmental Studies; Ecocriticism and Place Studies; History and Philosophy of Science and Ecology; New Materialism and Posthumanism
B.A. in Humanities and German, minor in Scandinavian studies, Brigham Young University, 2013
Research Interests: Embodiment; phenomenology; Medieval and Early Modern literature and visual art
M.A., SUNY Buffalo, 2008
Research interests: aesthetics and models of thought; intersections between poetry, continental philosophy, urban design and visual culture; problematics of voice, style, and tone in discourse; hybridity and genre; poetic novels of 20th c. Latin America and postmodern world literature; modernisms and the avant-garde
B.A. in Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008
Research interests: Persianate literary historiography; nationalism, modernity, sexuality; literary exchange in Persian and Urdu. Graduate Feminist Emphasis.
B.A., in Comparative Literature, minor in Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana
Research Interests: Post-structuralism; post-colonial studies particularly in East European and post-Soviet contexts; Nietzsche, Bergson, Blanchot, Deleuze; deconstruction; translation; cinema; contemporary, diaspora Armenian literature.
B.A. in Rhetoric, UC Berkeley, 2013
Research Interests: continental philosophy, with an emphasis in german idealism and existentialism; rhetoric, understood as the phenomenology of language; the tension between hermeneutics and poetics; nihilism; morbidity; tragedy
M.A. in French Literature, UCI
M.A. in Comparative Literature, UCI
critical translation theory, modernity, Turkish and French literatures
BA Comp Lit, University of Chicago, 2013
Research interests: Medical humanities; immigration and transnational/trans-cultural identities; feminist theory and critical race theory; East Asian history; autobiography; liberation movements.
B.A., Art-Semiotics, Brown University, 2003
M.A., English, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2008
Research interests: ventriloquism, media and performance theory, comedy, voice and sound studies, popular culture, and feline companionship.
B.S. in Economics, The George Washington University, 2004
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Louisiana State University, 2008
M.A. in Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 2009
Research interests:semiotics/genealogy/pragmatics; imperialism, trauma, intimacy, justice; economy, sublimation, time, and the queer
B.A. Contemporary History and Politics, University of Sussex, UK, 2008.
M.A. Social & Political Thought, York University, Toronto, 2011.
Research interests: Documentary film; Visual Studies; Environmental Humanities; Film and Media Studies; Critical Theory. My dissertation, Perceiving Extraction: Landscape, Use and the Conditions of Visuality, tracks a history of extraction in landscapes affected by an absence of life, value, habitat, or political possibility to show that the experience of climate change helps produce a theory of perception.
M.A. in Humanities & Social Thought, New York University, 2015
Research Interests: Contemporary Persian literature, literary translation (theory and practice), literary geography and cartography, literature and philosophy.
Amanda J. Mixon
BA English, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2010
MA Literature, Texas State University, 2013
Research interests: critical race theory; whiteness studies; gender and sexuality; the American South and regionalism; rural/urban spatiality; nationalism; trauma studies; collective memory; historiography; knowledge production in the academy; television, film, and visual culture generally
B.A. in English, CSU Los Angeles, 2007
Modernity, politics, subjectivation, sexuality and the body in postcolonial Arabic and Francophone literature in the Middle East and North Africa. critical theory emphasis; literary translation emphasis.
B.A. In Philosophy, CSU Fullerton 2012.
Research Interests: Anarchism, political motivation, global justice, parecon, poetry, platonic love, democratic practice, spontaneous self-organization.
M.A. in Literatures of Modernity, Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Canada, 2013
B.A. in Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada 2010
B.A. in Comparative Literature, UCI, 2016
B.A. in Rhetoric with minors in Philosophy and Creative Writing, UC Berkeley, 2005
Research interests: phenomenology, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis; modern and postmodern novel;
painting and photography; affect
M.A. in Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, 2013
B.A. in Arabic and English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2010
Research Interests: translation theory, postcolonial studies, gender and nationalism, modern Arabic drama, Shakespeare in India, empire and cinema.
B.A. in Print Journalism, Cal State Long Beach, 2003
B.A. in Spanish, Western Washington University, 2010
M.A. in English Studies, Western Washington University, 2008
Research interests: Visual culture; radical politics; feminism; critical race theory; Latin American and Caribbean film and literature; theories of subjectivity and representation.
B.A. in Comparative Literature and French Studies, Smith College, 2013
B.A. in English and World Literature, Pitzer College
M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work, Columbia University
M.A. in Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University
Research interests: radical aesthetics and thought; psychoanalysis; critical theory; gender and sexuality; the picaresque novel; Spanish and Latin American poetry; poetics of resistance; early Soviet culture and literature; Dostoevsky and Bakhtin; science fiction.
B.A. in Philosophy, B.A. in Women's Studies, UCI, 2012
B.A. in Gender Studies, Brown University, 2003
M.F.A., School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts, 2010
Research Interests: poetry; death and sacrifice; political protest; current and antiquated scientific theories; personal mythologies and belief systems; queer theory; phenomenology; globalization and alternative development models
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2012, Comparative Literature
Research Interests: slavery; theory; history of philosophy; psychoanalysis
Emphases: Critical Theory; Visual Studies
B.A. in Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong 1998
M.A. in Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, The University of California, Riverside 2012
Research Interests: theory of perception; voice in cinema; Cantonese opera; Chinese and Sinophone cultures
M.A.History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A.Literary and Cultural Theory, Carnegie Mellon
Research Interests: visual culture, spatiality, postcolonial studies, popular Indian cinema, psychoanalysis
B.A. in Comparative Literature with French minor, New York University, 2007
Research Interests: Iranian film and history, theories of racialization, theories of history, intellectual histories of poststructuralism and postcolonialism, African-American film and theory, legacies of third cinema
B.A.(Hons) in English & Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia, 2015
Research Interests: Marxism; colonialism and imperialism; postmodernity and globalisation; socialist literature; postcolonial studies