Devin Fromm

Devin Fromm studies modern literature and theories of modernity, in both their trans-Atlantic and hemispheric contexts, with a specific interest in modern theories of community. In Spring 2015 he defended his dissertation, entitled A Very Modern Mystery: Investigating Community in Detective Fiction from Poe to Pynchon. He currently lectures in Comparative Literature at UCSB, and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Occidental College, where he is teaching a course on detective fiction as a way to study engagements with historical and ongoing processes of modernization.

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Devin

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Silvia Ferreira

Silvia Ferreira received her BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. Her fields of study include modern Brazilian Studies, Middle East Studies, and Global Studies. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the twentieth- and twenty-first century cultural production of Arab immigrants in Brazil. Her primary research languages are Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic. Silvia also completed doctoral emphases in Translation Studies and in College & University Teaching.

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Silvia

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Eli Evans

Eli Evans has an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Arizona and an MA in criticism and theory from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. His interests include Spanish literature since 1976. Look for his regular collaborations with magazines such as n+1, in the US, and Quimera, in Spain. In Nov. 2013, Eli defended his dissertation "Toward a More Humane Kind of Progress: Alternative Modernities in Post-Civil War Spanish Exile", which contributes to exile studies, contemporary Peninsular Studies, and the History of contemporary Spanish painting.

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Eli

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Marcel Brousseau

Marcel Brousseau studies cultural techniques in the Americas with an emphasis on the literature, cartography, and media of the U.S./Mexican borderlands and the Indigenous west. He focuses on technologies and narratives of mapping and institutional memory, and analyzes land inscription, infrastructural development, transcultural networks, and migratory flows. His interdisciplinary work incorporates comparative literature, digital humanities, geography, history, Chican@ studies, and Indigenous studies.

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Marcel

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Brousseau

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Marzia Milazzo

Marzia Milazzo is an Assistant Professor of English and faculty affiliate in the African American and Diaspora Studies Program, Latino and Latina Studies Program, and Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature, with a Doctoral Emphasis in Global & International Studies, in Spring 2013. Her research is broadly concerned with the relation between the poetics and the politics of both racist and antiracist discourses.

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Marzia

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Milazzo

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Mary D. Garcia

Mary Garcia received her Ph.D in Comparative Literature from UCSB in Fall 2012. Her dissertation is titled, "Embodying Loss: Bodily Perspectives and the Reclamation of Interdependence in African American and Chicana/o Literature." Her research interests are in Chicana/o, Latina/o, and African American  literatures, comparative race theory, and transnational and hemispheric studies. She has completed fields in twentieth-century Latin American Literature, Irish Modernism, and twentieth-century American literature with a focus on ethnic literatures.

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Mary D.

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Garcia

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Kuan-yen Liu

Kuan-yen Liu (PhD, W2016) earned his B.A. with a double major, in English Literature and Philosophy, and two minors, in History and Chinese Literature, from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.  His dissertation focused on the intersections of Darwinism with the literature and intellectual thought of Victorian Britain and of Late-Qing China. His research interests center on Victorian Literature, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Chinese Literature and Chinese Philosophy. In 2016-17 he was a Lecturer at UC Santa Barbara.

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Kuan-yen

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Rosie N. Kar

Rosie Kar graduated in 2013, when she defended her dissertation entitled "What Can Brown Do for You? Citizenship and Desire: The South Asian Diasporic Body," with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies. She now teaches in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at California State University, Long Beach, where her courses center on popular culture, women writers of color, and women's health and sexuality.

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Rosie N.

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Kar

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Michael Grafals

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Michael Grafals defended his dissertation in Spring 2016. He is now a Lecturer in English at Florida International University; his main scholarly interests include discourses of migration, hybridity, and resistance in post-colonial literatures from Latin America, the Pan-Caribbean, and Africa. His current research focuses on Puerto Rican writers who reconfigure their nation's spatial identifications beyond those established historically through the colonization by Spain and the United States.

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