Graduate Students

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Graduate Student


Research Fields: Classical and Modern Japanese Literature, Hispano American Literature (Castilian and Lusophone), Translation Theory, Chinese and Korean modern literature and languages.

Nina Begus

Nina Begus

Graduate Student


Research Fields: Modernist fiction (anglophone, francophone, Austrian, Balkan); the Habsburg myth; ancient Greece; world literature; narrative theory; music; film; artificial life, human vs. non-human; medical humanities, science writing; islands and utopias; Pacific literature; Tocharian, Sanskrit, and Chinese tales of the Silk Road.
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Francesca Bellei

Francesca Bellei

Graduate Student
Research Fields: Migration and diaspora studies; postcolonial literature (mostly Anglophone & Francophone) and theory; women and gender studies; bilingualism; sociolinguistics; questions of identity and nationhood, particularly Mediterranean; Latin and Ancient Greek literature and philosophy, Italian literature, contemporary fiction and creative writing.
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Fangdai Chen

Graduate Student

Research Fields: Global Modernism and the literary Avant-Garde (Chinese, English, French, Japanese), literature and politics, Sinophone studies, 20th century European thoughts, transculturation theory, translation studies, world literature.
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Min Ji

Min Ji Choi

Graduate Student
Research Fields: Mimesis & the fantastic in literature; political theory; affect theory; postmemory; digital interactive media and ludonarratives; post-dictatorship culture of South Korea and Southern Cone.... Read more about Min Ji Choi
Chouchana

Paul Chouchana

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Member 2020-2021

Research Fields:
- Critical Theory / Poetics (Frankfurt School, French Theory, phenomenology, moral and political philosophy, psychoanalysis, semiotics, new materialism)
-19th and 20th century European novel, specifically in Russian, French, and English.
- Film theory and history
-Translation Studies and practice
- Education policy and equity

Themes: Memory, trauma, loss, exile, displacement, travel, bilingualism, bildungsroman, écriture de soi, childhood, space, cities, objects, modernity, consumer culture, politics of memory, WWII, literary markets, personal essay, cultural criticism, school.

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Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Graduate Student


Research Fields: Greek, Persian and Latin literature; Greek epic and tragedy; Persian epic; Latin epic; Urdu folklore and Dastan literature; oral poetics; performance studies; ancient Greek music; mythology; history and legend of Alexander the Great; themes: travel, kinship, heroes; allegory; Arthurian legend; medieval, renaissance and pre-modern epic (Dante, Milton, Tale of Genji); 19th-(20th) century American literature (Poe, Faulkner, Twain); magical realism; postmodernism.

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Ivy

Zhisheng Ivy Deng

Graduate Student
Research Fields: Animal studies and Posthumanism; Media studies; Race; Gender; Sexuality; Theories of Biopolitics; Postcolonial studies; Diaspora studies; Affect theory; French theory; Critical theory; Politics of global circulation; Contemporary art and literature; Chinese and Sinophone studies; Francophone studies; Arabophone studies; Sino-Arab(ophone) connections; Anthropology.... Read more about Zhisheng Ivy Deng
Rachael Duarte Riascos

Rachael Duarte Riascos

Graduate Student

Research Fields: 19th, 20th, and contemporary Russian/Soviet, Latin American, Eastern European, and American literatures; African American and Southern American narratives; violence; political theory; narratology; national space programs and the cosmos in literature; 20th and 21st century philosophy and theory; the influence of Latin American literature on Soviet and Eastern European literatures.

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