Recent Ph.D.s and Placement

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Michael Datcher
Clinical Assistant Professor of English, Loyola Marymount University
Animacy Matters: Animating Black and Brown Liberation in Artistic Counterpublics

Sarah Lozier
Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Hypermaterial Language Art: Digitality, Materiality, and Contemporary Anti-Racist Poetics”


Sarah Antinora
Assistant Professor, San Joaquin Delta College
Laughter in Early Modern Drama: Permission to Laugh Ourselves Into Stitches

Alicia Contreras
Lecturer, University of California, Merced
2015-2016: Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Campaign for Literary Practice: Mexican American Writers in the Age of Realism and Regionalism, 1885 to 1940

Edward Eason
Lecturer, Iowa State University
Temporalizing the Great War: Wartime in Twentieth-Century American and British Literature

Jennie Friedrich
Lecturer, Writing Program, UCR
Travail Narratives: Damage and Displacement in Medieval Travel Literature

Justin Gautreau
Lecturer, Writing Program, University of California, Merced
2015-2016: Lecturer, English Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Fleeting Fictions: Film Technology, Adaptation, and a History of the Hollywood Novel, 1920-1950

Rochelle Gold
Lecturer, Writing Program, University of Southern California
Correspondence Fictions: Critical Literacies and Experiments in Writing Media After Computation

Kimberly Hall
Assistant Professor, Wofford College
Self, Surveillance, and Sociality: Aesthetics of the Diaristic Mode in Visual New Media

Jennifer Kavetsky
Writing Support Program Specialist, Academic Resource Center, UCR
The (Manufactured) Human in U.S. Science Fiction, 1938-1950

Sonia Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, English, LaGuardia Community College
Conocimiento Narratives: Challenging Oppressive Epistemologies Through Healing in Latina/o Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Melanie Sherazi
Postdoctoral Instructor of American Literature, Cal Tech (starting Fall 2017)
2016-2017: UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles
Posthumous Afterlives: Ecstatic Readings of Post-1945 American Literature

Jerome Winter
Lecturer, Writing Program, UCR
Nostalgia for Infinity: New Space Opera and Neoliberal Globalism


Matthew Bond
Lecturer, Writing Program, UCR
Headless and Homeless: Non-Thinking Awareness in American Countercultural Trip Narratives Post-WWI to the Vietnam War

Alicia Cox
Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California-Irvine
2014-2016: UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis
Autobiographical Indiscipline: Queering American Indian Life Narratives

Jeffrey Hicks
Lecturer, Writing Program, UCR
The Dystopian Cityscape in Postmodern Literature and Film

Giulia Hoffmann
Graduate Career Services Advisor, University of California-San Diego
Otherworldly Impressions: Female Mediumship in Britain and America in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Alan Lovegreen
Instructor, English, Orange Coast College
2014-2016: Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College of Technology
Aerofuturism: Vectors of Modernity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth Century Literature and Culture

Emily Mattingly
Director of Writing Center, Delaware College of Art and Design
Queer Developments: The Politics of Reimagining Age

Ayra Quinn
Assistant Professor, Los Angeles Mission College
Novel Ways of Seeing: Victorian Novels, Animated Adaptions, and the Disoriented Reader/Viewer

Ross, Ian
Adjunct Faculty, Moreno Valley College
Authenticity, Authority, and Assemblage Masculinity: Geek Identity and Hardware Production in Networked Spaces


Jessica Best
Assistant Professor, Onondaga Community College
Suspended Nameless in the Limbo State: Neoliberalism and Queer Caribbean Diasporas

Regis Mann,
Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Unsung, Unwavering: Nineteenth-Century Black Women’s Epistemologies and the Liberal Problematic

Matthew McGraw
Assistant Professor, Lincoln University
The Supernatural and the Limits of Materiality in Medieval Histories, Travelogues, and Romances from William of Malmesbury to Geoffrey Chaucer

Rory Moore,
Associate Director of Academics and Assessment, Long Island University
Literary Sensations: Victorian Women Writers and Celebrity Culture

Keenan Norris
Associate Professor, Evergreen Valley College
Marginalized-Literature-Market-Life: Black Writers, a Literature of Appeal, and the Rise of Street Literature


Mary Auxier
Part-time Faculty, University of Pittsburgh
Exploring Child Worlds: Functions of Infantilization in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Literature

Sean Epstein-Corbin
Assistant Professor, Merced College
Secularizing Sentiment, Democratizing Virtue: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject Over the Long Nineteenth Century

Margaret Gover
Director of GradSuccess, Graduate Division, UCR
Seeing Double: The Victorian Virtual and Projections of Female Subjectivity

Tanner Higgin
Senior Content Manager, Common Sense Media
Gamic Race: Logics of Difference in Videogame Culture

Melissa Knoll
Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
Asian/American Bodies in Extremis: Gendering Power, Pleasure, and Nation through “Spectacular” Excess

Michael Podolny
Assistant Professor, Onondaga Community College
Remembering Modernity: Technics of Temporal Memory in Twentieth-Century Literature and Film

Janise Roselle
Grant Writer, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UCR
Bodies Under Empire: The Territory of American Feminism

Mary Song
Adjunct Faculty, Moreno Valley College
Cyborg Dreams in Asian American Transnationality: Transgression, Myth, Simulation, Coalition

Laura Westengard,
Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College of Technology
Queer Monsters Within: Trauma and the Emergence of Gothic Queer Discourse in U.S. Cultural Production, 1945-2011