Doctoral Alumni Placement

Our program has a strong placement record. Our graduates have found jobs and postdoctoral fellowships in excellent institutions over the years. For statistics on alumni placement please click on the download area (below). Here is the placement of our graduates since 2006. For more information on their current work, click here.

The following students have secured ladder-rank positions, lectureships, and Postdoctoral Fellowships:
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (PhD, 2008) was New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and is now an Assistant Professor there.
Danielle Borgia (PhD, 2009) is a Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes in Women's Studies and American Cultures Studies. Her research and teaching interests center on women in the Borderlands, Borderlands history, transnational and postcolonial feminist theory, Native American literatures, racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration.
Marcel Brousseau (PhD, 2015) was a Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Austin (2015-2017).
Marco Codebo (PhD, 2005). He taught at the University of Houston and Colorado College. Presently, he is Professor of Italian and French at Long Island University, in Brookville, New York.
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.
David Fromm (PhD, 2015) studies modern literature and theories of modernity, in both their trans-Atlantic and hemispheric contexts, with a specific interest in modern theories of community. He teaches at Occidental College; one of his courses deals with detective fiction as a way to study engagements with the historical and ongoing processes of modernization.
Mary Garcia (PhD, 2012). Her research interests are in Chicana/o, Latina/o, and African American  literatures, comparative race theory, and transnational and hemispheric studies. She was Visiting Lecturer at Scripps College, teaching upper-division literature courses and advising senior theses across the Claremont colleges. She is a Lecturer in the Humanities at Stanford University.
Michael Grafals (PhD, S 2017) is full-time Lecturer in English at Florida International University in Miami.
Nathan Henne (PhD, 2007) is Chair and Associate Professor of Languages and Cultures at Loyola University New Orleans, where his research and teaching in Latin American Studies and Spanish focus on indigenous literatures and Maya poetics.
Rosie N. Kar (PhD, 2013) received her PhD in Comparative Literature from UCSB with a Doctoral Emphasis in Feminist Studies. She teaches in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at California State University, Long Beach.
Katherine Kelp-Stebbins
(PhD, S2014) was Assistant Professor of English at Palomar College and joined the University of Oregon Assistant Professor of Comics and English. Her research and teaching interests include Global humanities; media and technology; digital humanities; comics studies; visual culture; postcolonial theory and literature; translation theory; Classics; feminist studies.
Linda Kick (PhD, 2011) completed the Graduate Emphasis in Feminist Studies and the Certificate in College and University Teaching. Her research and teaching interests include feminist philosophies and aesthetics as well as the modern and contemporary novels in Europe and North America.
Anne Marcoline (PhD, 2012) is Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and co-Editor of the periodical George Sand Studies. Her research and teaching areas include European Romanticism, word-music relations, aesthetics, and feminist studies.
Marzia Milazzo (PhD,2013)  is an Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature at UCSB in Spring 2013 with an emphasis in Global Studies.
Rebecca Mitchell (PhD, 2006) was Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas-Pan American, where she also served as Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs. Her first book, Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference, was published in fall 2011. She is now a Lecturer [Associate Professor] in Victorian literature at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Paulo Moreira (PhD, 2007) was Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. He is now Professor of Portuguese at the University of Oklahoma.
Kieran Murphy (PhD, 2009) taught at Dartmouth College for three years before joining the University of Colorado, Boulder, as Assistant Professor of French in 2013. His areas of specialization are French and Haitian Studies, and the interactions between literature and science.
Randall Pogorzelski (PhD, 2007) is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He has held lectureships in Classics at Scripps College in Claremont, California and at the University of California, Irvine.
Allison Schifani (PhD, 2013) was Digitial Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar at the Baker Nord Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In January 2016, she joined the faculty at the University of Miami as Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures and Digital Humanities.
Mary Seliger (PhD, 2008)  has published articles in Latino Studies (2009), The Western Journal of Black Studies (2012), in The Bilingual Review.  She is continuing to conduct research in American Studies with a focus on law and literature, race, and ethnic literatures.
Meaghan Skahan (PhD, 2013) was a Teach for America corps member, working in a charter school called The Mission Preparatory School in San Francisco.
Kristie Soares (PhD, 2015) is Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies; she is also an active performance artist at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to joining CU Boulder she was Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture in the Spanish Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Lisa Swanstrom (PhD, 2008) moved to the University of Utah as Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities. She was an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. Her areas of research include science fiction, fantasy, the history of science and technology, and the digital humanities.
Stacey Van Dahm (PhD, 2007) is Associate Professor of Literature and Writing at Philadelphia University.
Marta Wilkinson (PhD, 2006) is Professor of English at Wilmington College where she is the Writing Across the Curriculum coordinator. 
Lily Wong (PhD, 2012) received her doctoral degree with an emphasis in East Asian Cultural Studies, English, and Film and Media Studies. In fall 2012 she became an Assistant Professor of Literature at American University in Washington. Her interests lie at the intersection of literature and media, race and representation, gender and sexuality, globalization and nationhood.
Claudia Yaghoobi (PhD, 2013) was an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia College and State University. In 2016 she moved to the University to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as Assistant Professor of Persian Studies.

Updated November 2019.


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