Congratulations to Silvia Ferreira, Michael Grafals, Kristie Soares, Lisa Swanstrom, & Claudia Yaghoobi

on their new academic positions as of fall 2016 and 2017.

Michael Grafals (PhD, S 2017) is now full-time Lecturer in English at Florida International University in Miami. Silvia Ferreira (PhD, 2016) joined the University of Washington Bothell as full-time Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, a renewable position with research support. Kristie Soares (PhD, 2015) is now Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture in the Spanish Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Claudia Yaghoobi (PhD, 2013) moved from Georgia State College and University to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as Assistant Professor of Persian Studies. Lisa Swanstrom (PhD, 2008) moved from Florida Atlantic University to the University of Utah as Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities. Heartfelt congratulations to Michael, Silvia, Kristie, Claudia, and Lisa on their achievements.