Alumni

Jamie Rogers  (Graduated: 2018)

Rogers

Placement: Clemson University

Advisor(s): Adriana Johnson

Dissertation: After the Revolution: Memory, Absence, and Carrying On in Black Literature and Film of the Americas

Research Interests: Postcolonial Literature and Film; Black Literature and Film; Decolonial and Black Feminist Thought

I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University, where I teach hemispheric American literature and film, and African American literature and film.


Parisa Vaziri  (Graduated: 2018)

Vaziri

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


Alexander Jabbari  (Graduated: 2017)

Jabbari

B.A. in Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008
PhD in Comparative Literature

Placement: University of Oklahoma

Advisor(s): Nasrin Rahimieh

Dissertation: Late Persianate Literary Culture: Modernizing Conventions between Persian and Urdu

Research Interests: Persianate literary history and historiography; language; sexuality; modernization

As a scholar of literary modernization in the 19th and 20th centuries in Iran and the Persianate world, my research lies at the intersections of literary studies, history, and philology. Studying in the Humanities at UCI gave me the freedom to pursue this interdisciplinary line of research through taking classes in a number of departments and working with professors from varying disciplines. There is a great deal of flexibility available that graduate students would be remiss to ignore. In particular, I see language study as deeply central to humanistic inquiry and advise current Humanities graduate students to take every opportunity to further their language skills. In most cases, once you begin a tenure-track position, you'll simply no longer have time to improve your skills, so take advantage of these possibilities while you can.


Monica Katiboglu  (Graduated: 2017)
UC Irvine

Placement: Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Interests: critical translation theory, modernity, Turkish and French literatures



Ryanson Alessandro Ku  (Graduated: 2017)

Ku

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

Placement:  Postdoctoral Associate in English and Asian American Studies
at Duke University, 2018--

Research interests:semiotics/genealogy/pragmatics; imperialism, trauma, intimacy, justice; economy, sublimation, time, and the queer


Chris Malcolm  (Graduated: 2017)

Malcolm

Placement: UC Irvine, School of Humanities, Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellow, 2017-2018

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.


Ghada Mourad  (Graduated: 2017)

Mourad

B.A. in English, CSU Los Angeles, 2007

Research interests: 
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.


Sarah Kessler  (Graduated: 2016)

Kessler

Placement: Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California


B.A., Art-Semiotics, Brown University, 2003
M.A., English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine (Visual Studies and Critical Theory Emphases), 2016

Research interests: 20th and 21st Century Transatlantic Media and Culture, Film and Media History and Theory, Voice and Sound Studies, Television Studies, Queer and Critical Race Theory


Toru Oda  (Graduated: 2016)
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, University of Tokyo, 2003
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, University of Tokyo, 2006
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2016

Research interests: literary anarchism; cultural history in the late 19th
and early 20th centuries; French naturalism; English modernism


Kim Icreverzi  (Graduated: 2015)
B.A. in Linguistics and English with concentration in Culture and Performance, Georgetown University, 2002

Placement: UC San Diego

Advisor(s): Rei Terada, Akira Mizuta Lippit

Dissertation: Reproduction without End: The Gendered Labor of Japanese High Growth Cinema

Research Interests: Japanese film, literature, and cultural studies; feminist theory; film theory; labor studies

Last year I taught a course on film theory to an incredible group of students. My students were so ready to try out everything I introduced them to, that by end of term I was truly moved. I shared with them then that what theory - and my training in theory at I! rvine - h ad given me were the languages to express, think through and wrestle with ideas I had been trying to work through but hadn't had the tools to address. It was powerful to thus see them trying on these languages for themselves, playing with and testing what they could discover in them.


Ameeth Vijay  (Graduated: 2015)
B.A. in Comparative Literature, Brown University, 2004
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Summer 2015

Placement: Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Literature, UC San Diego Fall 2016--; Visiting Assistant Professor of Western Languages and Literatures Bogazici Univ Istanbul, Turkey Fall 2015-16

Research Interests: migration, globalization


Tamara Beauchamp  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A., Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, 2004

Research Interests: Anglo-American, Continental European, and global modernisms, critical theory, psychoanalysis as theoretical and clinical practice, feminist and critical race theory, anti-psychiatric theories of subjectivity.

Emphases: Critical Theory Emphasis and Graduate Feminist Emphasis

Nanterre Fellowship, University of Paris-Nanterre, 2009-'11


Dan Costello  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A., University of Chicago, 2005
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, summer 2014

Research Interests: Post-war German and American literature, collective memory, and the tensions between fiction, memoir, and history


Brandon J. Granier  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A., in English, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 2006; M.A. in French, Middlebury College in France, 2007
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Fall 2014

Research Interests: deconstruction; long 19th century European literature



Olivia Gunn  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A. in Norwegian and English, with Dance minor, University of Washington, 2002
M.A. in Performance Studies, New York University, 2003

Placement: Asst Prof, Department of Scandinavian Studies,University of Washington, Seattle, 2015-- ; Visiting Assistant Professor position in Norwegian and Scandinavian Area Studies, Pacific Lutheran University, Fall 2012- 2015

Research Interests: European culture at the fin de siècle; Scandinavian literature; decadence; literary expatriation; cosmopolitanism; queer theory; deconstruction



Will Jordan  (Graduated: 2014)
B.S. in Computer Science, Yale University, 2005
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Fall 2014

Placement: K-12 Computer Science curriculum, San Francisco

Research Interests: Media theory; Japanese; games



Ali Meghdadi  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A. in English with Theology minor, Loyola Marymount University, 2005
M.A. in English, Loyola Marymount University, 2007; M.F.A. in poetry, Otis College of Art and Design, 2008
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, summer 2014

Placement: UCI Lecturer in English, Fall 2014--

Research interests: My critical and creative writings articulate a hybridized language that mediates between American and Iranian cultures and their specific histories, with an explicit focus on the political and theological aesthetics established in their literatures.


Nasser Mufti  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A. in Political Philosophy and History, Hampshire College, 2005

Placement: Asst Prof, Dept of English, Univ of Illinois, Chicago

Research Interests: Civil War and its relationship to the British empire, Victorian literature, Global Anglophone literature, postcolonial theory, political theory.



Mark Pangilinan  (Graduated: 2014)
B.A. in English with Spanish minor, Christopher Newport University, 2006

Placement: 2016--Full time position at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes and will also be teaching at Punahou School in Honolulu summer2016; 2015--Senior Critical Reading Director, Manager of Reading Curriculum, Hamilton College Consulting

Research interests: Pilipino literature and culture; cultural studies; critical theory;
ethnography; Anglophone modernist literature; postcolonial theory; gender studies;
translation studies


Sharareh Frouzesh  (Graduated: 2013)
B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
M.A. in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Social Thought, University of Chicago
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2013

Research Interests: Modern Iranian literatures and cultural productions; transnational literatures and feminisms; political and legal theory; postcolonial literatures and theory; psychoanalysis and phenomenology; dialectics of resistance and modernisms. Dissertation: 'The Us

Emphases: Critical Theory Emphasis and Graduate Feminist Emphasis


Colby Gordon  (Graduated: 2013)
B.A. in English and History, University of Kansas, 2007

Placement: Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature, Bryn Mawr College, 2016-. Assistant Course Director, 39B, UCI Composition Program, 2015-2016. Lecturer, UCI Composition, 2014-2016.

Research Interests: law and literature, architecture, global Shakespeare.


Eddie Pinuelas  (Graduated: 2013)
B.A. in Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2013

Placement: Assistant Professor of English, Comp Lit and Linguistics, CSUF, 2016-- ;Duke University, Fall 2013---2015 Thompson Writing Program Fellow;

Research interests: Postcolonialism; diasporic literature and culture


Abraham Romney  (Graduated: 2013)
B.A. in English with Spanish minor, BYU-Idaho, 2005
M.A. in English, University of Oregon, 2007
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2013

Placement: Asst Prof, Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University

Research interests: History of rhetoric; translation; 19th-century Hemispheric
American literature; 19th-century rhetoric and philology; digital rhetoric.


Denise Spampinato  (Graduated: 2013)
B.F.A., Art Center College of Design
M.F.A. in Writing, Cal Arts, 2002
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2013

Placement: Comparative Literature, UCI, Fall 2013; Denise Spampinato has received a Fulbright Award to conduct research at the Universita` degli studi di Napoli “L’ Orientale” beginning in October 2015, until February 2016



Engel Szwaja-Franken  (Graduated: 2013)
B.A. in Comparative Literature and History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2013

Placement: Tenure track, Bellevue College, Seattle, Washington 2014--

Research Interests: Latin American literature and poetry (mostly 20th century), modernism, French literature (19th and early 20th century)



Jason Willwerscheid  (Graduated: 2013)
B.S. in Mathematics and French Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2003
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2013

Research Interests: 19th and 20th Century British and Irish Drama, Poetry, and Fiction; Ecocriticism; Science and Literature; Theories of Games; Critical Theory


Robert Wood  (Graduated: 2013)
B.A. in History (minor in Comparative Literature), University of Minnesota, 2003
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

Placement: Writing Center Specialist SOKA university, 2014-present

Research Interests: Marxism, modernism, science fiction, crisis, the body and production, critical theory, the avant-garde, the fantastic


Anna Cavness  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A., University of Virginia, 2003
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Soka University

Research interests: Postcolonialism; twentieth-century North African and
Arabic literature and culture.


Vuslat D. Katsanis  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A., English and Studio Art, University of California, Riverside, 2004
M.A. Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine, 2007
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: The Evergreen State College

Research Interests: Postcolonial critique, Orientalism, cultural studies, race critical theory, contemporary Turkish film and visual culture

Previous Posts: Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, and Manager of the University Writing Center, Soka University 2013 - 2017


Maryam El-Shall  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in English, University of Florida, 2004
M.A. in English, University of Florida, 2006
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Santa Fe College

Research Interests: Critical Theory, Cultural Studies

Teaching Interests: English composition and research, World Culture, World Literature, Introduction to Islamic Studies
Teaching Modalities: online, hybrid and face-to-face


Anna Guercio  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation, Brown University, 2003
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2007

Placement: Translation Editor of Drunken Boat; online journal contributing editor

Research interests: literary translation; translation theory (particularly as it applies to ethics, authorship, and gender); poetry; contemporary and post-Franco Spanish and Catalan literature; Latin American literature; power, framing, and art objects


Emma Heaney  (Graduated: 2012)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Tenure Track, Assistant Prof of English,William Patterson University, NJ, Fall 2016--; NYU's John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought


Vicki Hsieh  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in Comparative Literature and Psychology, Cornell University, 2006
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Public Policy Institute of California

Research Interests: Contemporary poetry; language learning; postcolonial literature and theory; cultural comparison; disciplinary formations



Erin Yu-Tien Huang  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in Comparative Literature and Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2004
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Assistant Professor in East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University Fall 2014-; Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Department, NYU 2013-14

Research Interests: East Asian Cinema; psychoanalysis; sexuality and space; the city, the body, and urbanism



Duy Lap Nguyen  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in Modern Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2002
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: PostDoc, Pembroke Center, Brown University 2013-14; Tenure Track, Department of Modern and Classical Languages / World Cultures and Literatures Program Univ of Houston, 2014-

Research Interests: Vietnamese colonial literature and history; Vietnamese popular fiction; Hegel and paleo-Marxist approaches to time, social space and the critique of political economy


Bernard Richter  (Graduated: 2012)
M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Cal State University, Chico

Research interests: the Holocaust and related issues of affect and
epistemology in postwar German literature and culture; critical theory.


Annette Rubado  (Graduated: 2012)
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: 2014-current, Dept of Romance Languages, University of Oregon



Research interests:  Luso-Brazilian language and culture, Hispanic language and culture, Cinema and Political Economy, Modern Subjectivities, Political Theory


Matthew Schilleman  (Graduated: 2012)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: 2015-- Yearlong Fellow at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College. Full time research appointment at the Center.

Research interests: media studies, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and
philosophy, especially through the lens of cybernetics


Jonathan Tanner  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in English (Creative Writing: Poetry), University of Oklahoma, 2003 B.A. in French Language and Literature, University of Oklahoma, 2003
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2012

Emphases: French Emphasis, Critical Theory Emphasis

Research interests (will, hopefully, not forever be limited to): epic poetry; 19th-century French poetry; German and English Romanticism; scientific romance; Godzilla; and zinfandel.


Kyle Wanberg  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A. in Philosophy, Skidmore College, 2002
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, NYU

Research Interests: critiques of reason, poco and translation studies, psychoanalysis, “minor” languages and literatures, orature


Tim Wong  (Graduated: 2012)
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz 2000
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz 2002
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2012

Placement: Pacific Ridge School, Carlsbad

Research Interests:
Continental philosophy (especially Kant, Heidegger and Foucault), French post-
war literature, theories of violence, aesthetic theory, U.S. modernism and post-war
literature


Juan R. Buriel  (Graduated: 2011)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2011

Placement: College of the Canyons

Advisor(s): Adriana Johnson

Dissertation: Textual Misfits: Subaltern Narratives and Chicano Representation in an Age of Multiculturalism

Research Interests: Subaltern Studies, Critical Theory, Chicano Studies

Currently, I am full professor, as well as former chair, of the English Department at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. My Humanities graduate degree has, in general, fostered my ability to craft and explore critical questions on how historically disenfranchised communities are, and have been, represented and serviced. Working in a community college setting has allowed me to apply my training in theory in a variety pedagogical and administrative settings in the service of students and communities with diverse needs, challenges, and goals. In turn, these professional experiences have, sometimes in surprising ways, shaped my own scholarly orientations and work.


Michelle Cho  (Graduated: 2011)
B.A. in Comparative Literature, Northwestern University, 2003
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2011

Placement: Cogut Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Studies and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University;Fall 2013: Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at McGill University.




Polina Kroik  (Graduated: 2011)
B.A. in English, Boston University, 2004
M.A. in English, Syracuse University, 2006
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2011

Placement: Lecturer, English Dept, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR, 2014; Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at York College (The City University of New York) August 2015--


Annie Moore  (Graduated: 2011)
B.A. in English and History, University of British Columbia, 2003
M.A. in Peace Studies, Lancaster University, UK, 2004
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2011

Placement: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of Victoria- 2013;Research Educator and Grant Facilitator Vancouver Island Health Authority Canada 2013-

Research Interests: 20th & 21st C poetry; 20th& 21st C Irish and
Canadian literatures; global Englishes; lyric theory and history; vitalisms;
biopolitics; animal studies; queer theory; ecocriticism; politics and limits of
language; trauma and memory


Benjamin Bishop  (Graduated: 2010)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2010

Placement: NTT Assistant Professor of English/Writing/Linguistics, Western Oregon University


Wendy Piquemal  (Graduated: 2010)
B.A., Duke University, 1998
M.A., University of Edinburgh, 1999
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2010

Placement: University of California, Irvine


Lindsay Puente  (Graduated: 2010)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2010

Placement: Assistant Professor of World Languages; Literatures, and Cultures, University of Arkansas, 2010-2014; Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Tarrant County College, TX 2014-current


Alexandra Sartor  (Graduated: 2010)
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2010

Placement: Lecturer, UCSD Sixth College


Travis Tanner  (Graduated: 2010)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2010

Placement: Tulane University 2016


Kimberly Ball  (Graduated: 2009)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2009

Placement: UCLA


Jian Chen  (Graduated: 2009)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2009

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, NYU, 2009-11; Assistant Professor of Queer Studies,English Department & Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, 2011-


Margaux Cowden  (Graduated: 2009)
PhD in Compararive Literature, 2009

Placement: Ohio University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Williams College  2015


Jane D. Griffin  (Graduated: 2009)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2009

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Indiana University, 2009-10; Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Bentley University (Boston)


Erin Trapp  (Graduated: 2009)
PhD in Comparative Literature, 2009

Placement: Senior Lecturer, Cultural Stdy and Comp Lit, Univ of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2009;


Liz Kiszely  (Graduated: 2008)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2008

Placement: English Dept, Fullerton College


Katherine Mack  (Graduated: 2008)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2008

Placement: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


R. John Williams  (Graduated: 2008)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2008

Placement: Associate Professor of English, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale University


Matthew Ancell  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Associate Professor of Humanities and Comp Lit, Brigham Young University


Craig Carson  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Unviersity of Chicago, 2007-2010; Assistant Professor of English, Adelphi University, 2010-present


Brook Haley  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Lecturer, Pomona College and Lecturer in French, UC Irvine -2013; 2013-French instuctor, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA

Winner of the Charles Bernheimer Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association for best dissertation of 2008 in the U.S., for Atomic Poetry: Materialist Rhythms in Lucretius, Du Bellay and Mallarme;


Marina Ludwigs  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Stockholm University


Erin Obodiac  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Researcher, Leeds University, 2008-10; Lecturer, Comparative Literature, UCI, Fall 2010 2012-13 Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University 2013-15 Post-doc, Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University


Glenn Odom  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Visiting Asst Professor of English, Grinnell College (2008-09); Asst Prof of English, Rowan University (NJ), 2009-2014; Senior Lecturer (equivalent to an Associate Professor) Dept of Drama, Theatre, and Performance Roehampton Univ UK, F 14-


Michael Kurt Ozment  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Bilkent University (Turkey)


Rodney A. Rodriguez  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2007

Instructional Specialist, Writing and Reading Center, Long Beach City College


Catherine Winiarski  (Graduated: 2007)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2007

Placement: Instructor, Writing and Reading Success Center, Long Beach City College


Kir Kuiken  (Graduated: 2006)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2006

Placement: University at Albany


Mariam B. Lam  (Graduated: 2006)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2006

Placement: UC Riverside, associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion



author of Surfin' Vietnam: Memory, Trauma, and Cultural Politics (under
review); co-editor, Journal of Vietnamese Studies


Jason E. Smith  (Graduated: 2006)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2006

Placement: Graduate Studies in Art, Art Center College of Design

Co-editor, Hegel After Spinoza: A Volume of Critical Essays, ed. Hasana Sharp
and Jason E. Smith (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2011);
editor and Introduction. Vittorio Morfino, Plural Temporality: Transindividuality and
the Aleatory between Spinoza and Althusser
(Brill, 2010)


Lan Duong  (Graduated: 2005)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2005

Placement: University of California, Riverside


Patience Moll  (Graduated: 2005)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2005

Placement: F 2016-- Lecturer, USC's honors humanities program, Thematic Option; Fellow, University of Dundee, Scotland, 2007-08; Lecturer, Humanities Core Program, UC Irvine, 2008-10; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, Tulane University


Patricia Pierson  (Graduated: 2005)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2005

Placement: UC Irvine


Jonathan Singer  (Graduated: 2005)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2005

Placement: Seneca College (Toronto)


Rosemary Kwa  (Graduated: 2004)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2004

Placement: Glendale Community College


Jeffrey Atteberry  (Graduated: 2003)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2003, JD UC Berkeley

Placement: Practicing Law

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley (declined, 2005)


Jennifer Bajorek  (Graduated: 2002)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2002

Placement: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley (2005-07); Lecturer, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London (tenure-track)

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley (2005-07); Lecturer, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London (tenure-track). Author of Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony (Stanford UP, 2008)


Patricia Dailey  (Graduated: 2002)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2002

Placement: Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University (2002-2004); Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2004- Awarded TT 2013

. Trans. of Giorgio Agamben, The Time That Remains (Stanford University Press, 2005)


Erin Ferris  (Graduated: 2002)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2002

Placement: Stanford University


Benjamin Huang  (Graduated: 2002)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2002

Placement: Council of Library Resources Fellow, USC, 2005; Lecturer in Humanities, Mount St. Mary's College


Steven L. Miller  (Graduated: 2002)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2002

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University Society for the Humanities, 2003-04; Assistant Professor of English, University at Buffalo, 2006-present

. Co-translator with Jason Smith of Jean-Luc Nancy, Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative (University of Minnesota Press, 2002); editor, Literature and the Right to Marriage (special issue of Diacritics, 2007)


Christopher Kuipers  (Graduated: 2001)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2001

Placement: Indiana University, Pennsylvania

Graduate Faculty Member in Literature and Criticism, Indiana University,
Pennsylvania. Author of Canon (Taylor & Francis, 2009).


Naomi Silver  (Graduated: 2001)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2001

Placement: Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan


Kimberly Moekle  (Graduated: 2000)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2000

Placement: Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University


Jennifer Thompson  (Graduated: 2000)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2000

Placement: Embry-Riddle University


Tracy McNulty  (Graduated: 1998)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1998

Placement: Cornell University

author of The Hostess, My Neighbor: Hospitality and the Expropriation of
Identity
(University of Minnesota Press, 2006)


Thomas Albrecht  (Graduated: 1997)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1997

Placement: Tulane University

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Modern and Contemporary Studies, UCLA, 2002-03; Assistant Professor of English, Tulane University, 2003-present. Author of The Medusa Effect: Representations of Horror in Psychoanalysis and Victorian Aesthetics (Albany: SUNY Press, 2009); ed., Selected Writings of Sarah Kofman (Stanford UP, 2007).


Mark Calkins  (Graduated: 1997)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1997

Placement: San Francisco State University


Matthew Potolsky  (Graduated: 1997)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1997

Placement: University of Utah

author, Mimesis (The New Critical Idiom) (Routledge, 2006); co-ed. with Liz
Constable and Dennis Denisoff of Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics
of Decadence
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998)


Gabriel Riera  (Graduated: 1997)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1997

Placement: University of Illinois, Chicago

author of Intrigues: From Being to the Other (Fordham University Press, 2006)
and Alain Badiou: Philosophy and its Conditions (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005)


Oliver Berghof  (Graduated: 1996)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1996

Placement: Associate Professor of Literature and Writing, California State University, San Marcos


Michael Mageean  (Graduated: 1996)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1996

Placement: Mt. San Antonio College (CA)


Simona Sawhney  (Graduated: 1996)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1996

Placement: University of Minnesota

author of The Modernity of Sanskrit (University of Minnesota Press, 2008)


Armando Silva  (Graduated: 1996)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1996

Placement: Universidad Externado de Colombia

co-author, Imaginary Cities: Documenta 11; see
http://www.divulgacion.unal.edu.co/exposiciones_imaginarios.html


Manya Steinkoler  (Graduated: 1996)
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1996

Placement: BMCC-City University of New York


Gregory Lambert  (Graduated: 1995)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1995

Placement: Dean's Professor of Humanities, Syracuse University; Founding Director, The SU Humanities Center, 2008-present; Project Director, Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor, 2008-present

Author of Who's Afraid of Deleuze and Guattari? (Continuum, 2007); The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture (Continuum, 2005); and The Non-Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (Continuum, 2002)


Scott McClintock  (Graduated: 1995)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1995

Placement: National University


Thomas Dutoit  (Graduated: 1994)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1994

Placement: Universite de Lille-III

Author, A Rose, a Ghost, in Edith Wharton: Reading Proserpinean Poetics in The
Custom of the Country
(Editions du Temps, 2000); co-ed. with Philippe Romanski,
Angles on Derrida: Jacques Derrida and Anglophone Literature), Oxford
Literary Review
, 2004; translator of Jacques Derrida, Sovereignties in
Question
(2005), Aporias (2003), and On the Name (1995)


Julia Watson  (Graduated: 1979)
University of California, Irvine

Placement: Ohio State University

Advisor(s): Alexander Gelley Richard Regosin

Research Interests: Autobiography, Feminist Theory

I was a professor in English, Humanities, and Comparative Studies depts. for 35 years and have published seven books with a co-author as well as many articles, traveled widely (two Fulbrights, five NEH summer seminars), and had a rewarding career. I urge students to learn languages and travel as much as possible during their studies--! there will never be a better time. Follow your passion, but seek an academic career only if nothing else will satisfy you. It's a long, hard struggle, but ultimately rewarding--and a lifetime of working with students is energizing and fun.