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Tia Butler

Graduate student

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

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Kimberly Canuette Grimaldi

Graduate student

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

Zainab Cheema

Graduate student

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Marlena Cravens

Graduate student |
FAC 16

Interests: Early Modern and Medieval Iberia; Transatlantic Encounters; Travel Writing; Ethnography; Translation Studies; ELL and ELE (Español como lengua extranjera); Language Pedagogies

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Jamila Davey

Graduate student

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.

Kathleen Field

Graduate student

Liza Goodstein

Graduate student

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

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Rama Hamarneh

Graduate student

Interests: modern Arabic literature, Canadian literature, identity, Indigenous cultures and practices, Indigenous representation, mobility

Hamza Iqbal

Graduate student

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

Caroline Kraft

Graduate student

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Abraham Layman

Graduate student

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

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Boya Lin

Graduate student

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Claudio Moura de Oliveira

Graduate student

Education: MA Comparative Literature, University College London

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

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Reinhard Mueller

PhD Candidate, University Graduate Continuing Fellow 2018-2019 |
CAL 423 A

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, Jacques Derrida, and the Philosophy of Orientation

Bianca Quintanilla

Graduate student

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Michael Reyes

Graduate student

Education: PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Caribbean and Latin American literature, Afro/Latina/o and Black Diasporas, French Atlantic, Carceral Narratives. Languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Sarah Ropp

Graduate student

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

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Nika Setek

Graduate student

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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Diana Silveira Leite

Graduate Student

Education: M.A. in British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Interests: Romanticism; 19th century Poetry and Prose; Critical Race Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Cognitive Studies and Theory of Mind

Mark Smith

Graduate student

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Nina Sport

Graduate student |
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

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

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Amy Vidor

Doctoral Candidate, Mellon Engaged Scholar Fellow

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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Xinyao Xiao

Graduate student

Interests: English and Italian Renaissance; classical reception in late medieval and early modern Europe; reception of Roman literature in China; translation.