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Hannah Alpert-Abrams

Graduate student

halperta@gmail.com |
SRH 1.318

Interests: Interests: twentieth century literature, archives, colonial Mexico, book history, digital humanities

Tia Butler

Graduate student

tia.butler@utexas.edu

Education: B.A Foreign Languages and Literatures, Spanish, Whitman College

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Kimberly Canuette Grimaldi

Graduate student

kcgrimaldi@utexas.edu

Interests: Arabic Literature, Persian Literature, Disability Studies, Digital Humanities

Zainab Cheema

Graduate student

zebun82@gmail.com

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Marlena Cravens

Graduate student

marlena.cravens@gmail.com

Interests: Early Modern and Medieval Iberian literature, travel literature, translation theory

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Jamila Davey

Graduate student

jdavey@utexas.edu

Education: M.A in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas

Interests: early Arabic poetry, Arab literary history, classical Islamic studies, narratives of Islam, gender studies, Francophone literature in Islamic contexts.

Liza Goodstein

Graduate student

lizagoodstein@gmail.com

Interests: contemporary North African literature, gender and sexuality, "in-betweenness," memory, the fantastic

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Rama Hamarneh

Graduate student

rhamarneh@utexas.edu

Interests: modern Arabic literature, French-Canadian literature, identity, gender, Indigenous cultures and practices

Hamza Iqbal

Graduate student

hmi4@utexas.edu

Education: MA, Honours Philosophy, University of St Andrews, UK

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Abraham Layman

Graduate student

abrahamlayman@yahoo.com

Education: B.A. Russian Language and Literature, University of South Carolina

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Claudio Moura de Oliveira

Graduate student

claudioeduardo@utexas.edu

Education: MA Comparative Literature, University College London

Interests: Hermeneutics; psychoanalysis; semiotics; post-structuralism; education; rhetoric studies; Medieval Iberian Peninsula; Women and Gender Studies

Reinhard Mueller

Graduate student

rgmueller@utexas.edu |
BUR 362

Education: Master of Arts and "Staatsexamen", University of Alabama / Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald

Interests: Literary theory, connections between literature and philosophy, English and German Modernity, Friedrich Nietzsche, James Joyce, Niklas Luhmann

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Michael Reyes

Graduate student

michael.reyes@utexas.edu

Interests: Caribbean and Latin American literature; African diaspora studies, borderlands theory, freedom of expression and censorship, cultures of urban modernity. Languages: English, Spanish, French.

Sarah Ropp

Graduate student

sarah.ropp@utexas.edu

Interests: 20th and 21st century Spanish, Dutch and multi-ethnic American literature; children and childhood; memory and trauma; pedagogy; translation

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Nika Setek

Graduate student

setekn@utexas.edu

Interests: My interests include medieval literature, Spanish Golden Age, dystopian fiction, science fiction and medievalism. I work primarily in Spanish and English.

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Kaitlin Shirley

Doctoral Candidate; Founder and Co-Director of Reading World Literature

kshirley@austin.utexas.edu

Interests: My research interests include 18th and 19th century French, Russian, and German literature with a focus on Dostoevsky and Rousseau.

Mark Smith

Graduate student

ctidmark@gmail.com

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Nina Sport

Graduate student

nina.sport@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Education: B.A. in French and Spanish, University of Texas at Arlington

Interests: 19th-20th Century Poetry and Poetics; The Avant-Garde in France; Latin American Modernismo; Caribbean Diaspora; 19-20th Century Women Writers; Spanish Baroque

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Mehdi Torabian

Graduate student

mehdi.torabian@utexas.edu

Interests: Early modern drama, Iranian contemporary drama, new historicism

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Amy Vidor

Doctoral Candidate, Mellon Engaged Scholar Fellow

amyvidor@utexas.edu

Education: M.A in History and Literature (Columbia University), B.A.s in French, English (University of Southern California)

Interests: Human rights; Memory, trauma, and gender studies; twentieth-century intellectual history; francophone and anglophone literature

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Raelene Wyse

Graduate student

Interests: My research interests include Latin American Jewish Studies, 20th and 21st-century Latin American literature, women's and gender studies, nationalism, race and ethnicity.

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Nathaniel Zingg

Graduate student

nat.zingg@gmail.com

Interests: avant-garde poetics; surrealism; Latin American modernismo; film and media studies; Gertrude Stein; Federico García Lorca; David Foster Wallace