on their new academic positions as of fall 2016.
In fall 2016 Silvia Ferreira (ABD) will move to the University of Washington Bothell as full-time Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, a position that is renewable and comes with research support as well. Kristie Soares (PhD, 2015) will start her new career in fall 2016 as Assistant Professor of Latino/a Literature and Culture in the Spanish Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Lisa Swanstrom (PhD, 2008), currently Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University, will join the University of Utah as Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities in fall 2016. Claudia Yaghoobi (PhD, 2013), currently Assistant Professor of International Literature, English, and Rhetoric at Georgia State College and University, will become Assistant Professor of Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in fall 2016. Heartfelt congratulations to Silvia, Kristie, Claudia and Lisa on their achievements.