Graduate Students

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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Matylda Figlerowicz

Matylda Figlerowicz

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow Spring 2021

Research Fields: Affect theory, biopolitics, memory studies, queer theory; questions of bilingualism, exile, displacements, Otherness, and cosmopolitism; 20th/21st century literatures of Spain and Latin America (in different languages spoken there); art history and visual studies (especially performance and body art).
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Zhe (Carrie) Geng

Graduate Student

Fields of Interests: Late 19th and 20th century British, Chinese, American, and French literature; fin de siècle British and French literature; global modernism; poetics; gender studies; disability studies; literature and the body; trauma studies; music and literature; opera in literature.

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Rachelle Grossman

Graduate Student
Research Field: Rachelle's research is concerned with the transformation of Yiddish literature in the postwar era, with a particular focus on the activities of Yiddish presses in Latin America and in the Eastern Bloc. She holds a Master’s in Jewish Education and a Bachelor’s in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor’s in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
Alexander Hartley

Alexander Hartley

Graduate Student

Research interests: My research centres on the history and effects of copyright, the invention that turned literature into private property, and its role in the development of the ‘bourgeois public sphere’. This work has so far mostly focused on theatrical writers of the modern period, such as Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht, but I’m now looking to jump back in time to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.... Read more about Alexander Hartley

Shijung Kim

Shijung Kim

Graduate Student
Research Fields: 19th and 20th c. French literature (poetry, thought, travel writing); structural anthropology; postcolonial studies, relationality, créolité; French auteur cinema, especially Bresson and Rohmer; East Asian modernity (1860s-1940s, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea); contemporary Korean cinema; Hŏ Kyun studies; translation; world literature.
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Jacob Meister

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow 2020-2021

Research Fields: Nineteenth-century European novel (French, Russian, British); Franco-Russian literary exchange (18th-20th centuries); Russian formalism and Mikhail Bakhtin; sociology of literature; theories of the novel (narratology); theories of genre; medical humanities; literature and science; global health; Romanticism and its afterlives; Epistolary novel and Enlightenment; Urban studies.... Read more about Jacob Meister

Mei Mingxue Nan

Mei Mingxue Nan

Graduate Student
Liaison Committee Member

Research Fields:  Modern and contemporary literatures and cultures of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan), as well as the Pacific Rim; Sinophone studies; Asian American / Asian Canadian studies; displacement, migration, diaspora; memory and trauma; health humanities (aging, chronic illness and mental health, dying and death); queer and gender studies; continental philosophy.... Read more about Mei Mingxue Nan

Lana  Jaffe Neufeld

Lana Jaffe Neufeld

Graduate Student

Research Fields: Identity construction; individual versus collective memory; trauma and crisis studies; diaspora studies; memory, affect, and translation theories; Russian and Post-Soviet, South Korean, Latin American, and Jewish literatures.