Alumni

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. She is currently completing a book titled Colorblind Tools: Narrating Racial Power in the Americas and South Africa, which examines the rhetorical contours of colorblindness discourse and its implications for decolonial imaginaries, antiracist politics, and the production of knowledge in a transnational context.

Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca Mitchell received her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature in 2006. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Birmingham (UK). Prior to moving to the UK, she was Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs, at the University of Texas-Pan American, where she was also Associate Professor of English. Her first book, Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference, was published in 2011 in the Victorian Critical Interventions series from the Ohio State University Press. She co-edited a scholarly edition of George Meredith's 1862 volume Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads, which was published by Yale University Press in fall 2012, in time for the 150th anniversary of the original publication. She is hard at work on her second monograph, on the changing figure of genius in 19th-century Britain, and is co-editing a collection on Victorian and neo-Victorian graphic texts. She is Associate Reviews Editor for College Literature (2011-Present).

Paulo Moreira

Paulo Moreira was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in Belo Horizonte. He graduated with a BA in English at UFMG in Brazil in 2000, the same year he started his graduate studies at UCSB. He conducted his graduate work in Santa Barbara and in Brazil until 2006, when, while ABD, Paulo was hired as Lecturer Convertible at Yale. After the completion of his PhD in 2007, he was promoted to Assistant Professor. He was then promoted to Associate Professor on term at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He is now Professor of Portuguese at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to scholarly articles and reviews, Paulo has published a poetry volume (Quatro Partes) and his poems have appeared in renowned Brazilian literary magazines (Inimigo Rumor and Coyote). His first scholarly book appeared in 2012: Modernismo localista das Américas: Os contos de Faulkner, Guimarães Rosa e Rulfo. His latest book is entitled Literary and Cultural Relations between Brazil and Mexico. Deep Undercurrents about encounters between Mexican and Brazilian artists and intellectuals (2013). See Paulo's publication on http://ou.academia.edu.

Kieran Murphy

Kieran Murphy received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in December 2009. He taught as a lecturer at Dartmouth College after earning his degree. In fall 2013, he became Assistant Professor of French at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His areas of specialization are French and Haitian Studies, nineteenth-century French studies, and the interactions between literature and science. His articles have appeared in SubStance, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies/Sites, Épistémocritique: revue de la littérature et des savoirs, and artUS. His first book on magnetism, electromagnetism, and modernity is currently under review at a university press. He won the Schachterle Essay Prize for his article “Electromagnetic Thought in Balzac, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam and Joseph Breuer” (SubStance 40.2 (2011): 127-147). The prize is awarded by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts to recognize the best new essay on literature and science written by a nontenured scholar.

Randall Pogorzelski

Randall Pogorzelski is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at UCSB in December of 2007, with a dissertation entitled “Epic and the Nation in Virgil’s Aeneid and Joyce’s Ulysses.” He has held lectureships in Classics at Scripps College in Claremont, California and at the University of California, Irvine, as well as the Charles Tesoriero Lectureship in Latin at the University of New England, Australia. He has published articles on Virgil, James Joyce, and Lucan, and his 2009 article, “The Reassurance of Fratricide in the Aeneid,” won the Gildersleeve Prize for the best article of the year in the American Journal of Philology.

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