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 a brief placement record of our graduates since 2012.


Ali Rahman (PhD, 2020) teaches English and Global Studies at the Thacher School in Ojai, CA.

Jeffrey Bellomi (PhD, 2019) is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at UCSB.

Alvaro Luna (PhD, 2019) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université de Limoges, France, and a Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, Reims Campus (Science Po Reims, France).

Bozhou Men (PhD, 2019) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in American literature and Translation Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Deepti Menon (PhD, 2019) is completing the index of a manuscript on ancient women philosophers, and working at the intersection of classical studies and digital educational resources.

Alexandra Magearu (PhD, 2018) is a Lecturer in the SAGES Writing program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Tegan Raleigh (PhD, 2018) is a lecturer in Comparative Literature at UCSB and a freelance translator from French and German.

Lacey Smith (PhD, 2018) is a Lecturer in German at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Michael Grafals (PhD, 2017) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in English at Florida International University in Miami.

Sharalyn Sanders (PhD, 2017) is doing a joint JD / MBA program in Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Bay Area.

Inez Xingyue Zhou (PhD, 2017)  completed a two-year postdoctoral position as a junior fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at SUS Tech University in Shenzhen, China, after which she was offered a  tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English Literature and Culture at the School of International Studies at Sun Yat-Sen University, China, where she will also participate in the development of the fields of literary translation and Portuguese.

Silvia Ferreira (PhD, 2016) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Kuan-Yen Liu (PhD, 2016) is a full-time lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, as well as as the faculty mentor of the South-Dew Club for Chinese Calligraphy at CUHK (SZ).

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). Currently, he is visiting assistant professor in the Department of English, and an affiliate of the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, at the University of Oregon.

Devin Fromm (PhD, 2015) is an Assistant Professor in the Core Program at Occidental College.

Kristie Soares (PhD, 2015) is Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder; she is also an active performance artist. Prior to joining CU Boulder she was Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture in the Spanish Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Katherine Kelp-Stebbins (PhD, 2014) is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Comics Studies Program in the Department of English at the University of Oregon. She is also affiliated faculty in New Media and Culture as well as Women’s and Gender Studies.

Eli Evans (PhD, 2013) is a Lecturer in the English Department at Tufts University, and a regular contributor to magazines such as n+1, in the US, and Quimera, in Spain.

Rosie N. Kar (PhD, 2013) teaches in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at California State University, Long Beach.

Marzia Milazzo (PhD, 2013) is an Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, and affiliate faculty in African American and Diaspora Studies, Latino and Latina Studies, and Latin American Studies.

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.

Meaghan Skahan (PhD, 2013) was a Teach for America corps member, joining a charter school in San Francisco, The Mission Preparatory School.Claudia Yaghoobi (PhD, 2013) was an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia College and State University. In 2016 she moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received tenure as Associate Professor of Persian Studies in 2020.

Mary Delgado Garcia (PhD, 2012) is a Lecturer in the Humanities at Stanford University. Prior to joining the Stanford Structural Liberal Education program, she taught in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies and the Writing Program at the Claremont Colleges.

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.

Lily Wong (PhD, 2012) is an Associate Professor in the departments of Literature (LIT) and Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies (CRGC) at American University in Washington DC. 

Linda Kick (PhD, 2011) was a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at UCSB and taught in the Santa Barbara school system before her retirement.

Updated September 2020.