Graduate Alumni

Students who have received a PhD or AM in Comparative Literature have gone on to careers in a variety of fields, in both academic and non-academic roles. Past graduate alumni include:

Marie Louise Ascher, PhD 1997, Senior Editor, Harvard University Press; freelance translator

Andrea Bachner, PhD 2007, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University 

Rita Banerjee, PhD 2013, Lecturer in the Institute for Indology and Tibetology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Executive Creative Director, Cambridge Writers' Workshop, Inc. 

Susan Barba, PhD 2006, Senior Editor, New York Review of Books

Bruce A. Beatie, PhD 1967, Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature, Cleveland State University

Steve Berrien, PhD 1989, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Fletcher Technical Community College 

Guillermo Bleichmar, PhD 2007, Professor of Liberal Arts, St. John’s College Santa Fe

Erika Boeckeler, PhD 2007, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University 

Carmelita Boivin-Cole, PhD 1982, Consultant; formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, Nova Scotia and Director General of Atlantic Canada Economic Development Agency

Elio Brancaforte, PhD 2001, Associate Professor of German, Tulane University

Peter Brooks, PhD 1965, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale University, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar in the University Center for Human Values and the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University 

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, PhD 1984, Missioner for Creation Care at Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts 

Vangelis Calotychos, PhD 1993, Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University

Lisa Davis, PhD 1991, Senior Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 

Siegfried (Sizzo) de Rachewiltz, PhD 1983, Director, Brunnenburg Agricultural Museum and International Study Center

Randi Eldevik, PhD 1987, Professor Emerita in Department of English, Oklahoma State University 

Anders Engberg-Pedersen, PhD 2012, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Southern Denmark 

Christine Evans, PhD 1985, Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities Division Director, Lesley University 

Stephanie Frampton, PhD 2011, Assistant Professor of Classical Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Roberta Frank, PhD 1968, Marie Borroff Professsor of English Emeritus at Yale University 

Brian Gilbert Freeman, PhD 2003, English Department Chair, Brunswick School, Greenwich, Connecticut

Raphael Golb, PhD 1996, Internet troll  

Jeffrey M.Green, PhD 1973, Freelance translator, editor & writer  

Emily Haddad, PhD 1997, Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine 

John Hamilton, PhD 1979, Director of Foreign Affairs and Law Enforcement at AT&T 

Ana Hedberg Olenina, PhD 2012, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Media Studies at Arizona State University

Dara Horn, PhD 2006, Novelist; Literary Critic; Gerald Weinstock Visiting Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Harvard University (Fall 2014) 

Michele Jaffe, PhD 1998, Novelist 

Seung Hee Jeon, PhD 2005, Research Professor at Yonsei University; Senior Editor at Asia Publishers; freelance writer, editor and translator

Robert Kohen, PhD 2014, Owner, Kohen Educational Services 

Luke Leafgren, PhD 2012, Allston Burr Assistant Dean of Harvard College, Mather House; freelance translator 

Anne Lounsbery, PhD 1999, Associate Professor of Russian Literature, New York University 

Juan Pablo Lupi, PhD 2005, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara 

David Marsh, PhD 1978, Professor of Italian, Rutgers University 

Clara Masnatta, PhD 2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry 

Irving Massey, PhD 1954, Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo

Margueritte Murphy, PhD 1985, Chair, Writing & Rhetoric Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 

Peter C. Patrikis, PhD 1976, Former Executive Director Winston Churchill Foundation

Roxana Popescu, PhD 2010, Freelance reporter, blogger; Senior Reporter for Union-Tribune newspaper 

Zahr Said, PhD 2003, Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development at University of Washington School of Law 

Mark Sandona, PhD 1989, Chair, Department of English and Communication Arts; Professor of English, Hood College 

Laurence Senelick, PhD 1972, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University 

Jerome E. Singerman, PhD 1981, Acquisitions Editor (Senior Humanities Editor), University of Pennsylvania Press

David Stern, PhD 1980, David Starr of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Dennis Tenen, PhD 2012, Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University 

Brian Thompson, PhD 1970, Professor of French Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Boston 

Keja Valens, PhD 2004, Professor of English, Salem State University 

Marina van Zuylen, PhD 1990, Professor of French and Comparative Literature; Director, French Studies Program, Bard College 

Cristina Vatulescu, Ph.D. 2005, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University.

Janet A. Walker, PhD 1975, Professor of Comparative Literature, Rutgers University 

Steven F. Walker, PhD 1973, Professor of Comparative Literature, Rutgers University 

Robert H. Waugh, PhD 1972, Professor Emeritus at SUNY New Paltz

Yang Ye, PhD 1989, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California Riverside 

Travis Zadeh, PhD 2007, Assistant Professor in Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

Alisa Zhulina, PhD 2015, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, New York University