Recent Ph.D.s and Placement

Top of Mt. Rubidoux

2017

Rebecca Addicks-Salerno
Lecturer, University Writing Program, UCR
Ann Radcliffe and the Scientific Imaginary: Education, Observation and Sensibility

Daniel Ante-Contreras
Instructor, English, Mira Costa College
Autism as Metaphor: The Affective Regime of Neoliberal Masculinity

Wallace Thomas Cleaves
Lecturer and Lead Lecturer Mentor, University Writing Program, UCR
Towards a Native Medieval: Shared Themes of Visionaries, Tricksters, Resisters and Contact

Schuyler Ejay Eastin
Lecturer, University Writing Program, UCR
(Dis)arming the Middle Ages Chivalric Materiality in Medieval Romance

Ann Garascia
Lecturer, English Department, California State University, San Bernardino
“Freaking” the Archive: Archiving Possibilities With the Victorian Freak Show

Shelley Nicole Garcia
Assistant Professor of English, Biola University
Genre Matters: Transgression, Innovation, and Transformation in Gloria Anzaldúa, Sandra Cisneros and Cherríe Moraga

Elizabeth Gumm
Lecturer, University Writing Program, UCR
The Postmodern Family Gothic: Bodies of Narrative

Simon Lee
Lecturer, University Writing Program, UCR
Working-Class Heroics: The Intersection of Class and Space in British Post-War Writing

Rubén Mendoza
Writer & Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies, East Los Angeles College
Perception/Poiesis: Neosophist Pedagogy for a Neoliberal Age of Technoscience Empire

Irene Mary Morrison
Adjunct Faculty, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Decolonizing Utopia: Indigenous Knowledge and Dystopian Speculative Fiction

Jessica Roberson
2017-2018 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Clark Library – UCLA
Entangled with the Dead: Burial, Exhumation, and Textual Materiality in British Romanticism

Flavia Ruzi
Instructor, English, Literature & Language, Orange Coast College
Aesthetic Intersections: Portraiture and British Women’s Life Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century

Elias Serna
Performance Artist & Lecturer in Chicano & Latino Studies, California State University Long Beach
Composing a Chican@ Rhetorical Tradition: Pleito Rhetorics and Decolonial Uses of Technologies for Self-Determination

Lorenzo Servitje
Assistant Professor of English and Health, Medicine and Society, Lehigh University
Medicine Is War

Amanda Kaye Sharick
Program Manager, Harvard University—Graduate Commons Program
“Upon the Threshold”: Anglo-American Jewish Women Writers’ Counterhistories of Liberal Citizenship and Jewish Nationalism

John K. Sooja
Adjunct Faculty/Instructor, De Anza College
Language of the Heart: Korean Adoptee Identity and Disorientation

2016

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

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

Laurence Dumortier
Writer
Anarchic Intimacies: Queer Friendship and Erotic Bonds

Richard Hunt
Lecturer, University Writing Program, UCR
I’m (Not) Listening: Rhetoric and Political Rationalities of Self and Other

Katherine (Katy) Johnston
Lecturer, The Program in Writing and Rhetoric, SUNY Stony Book
Characterizing Profiles, Data Surveillance and Literature in the Twenty-First Century

Sarah Lozier
Assistant Professor of English, Coastal Carolina University
2016-2018 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hypermaterial Language Art: Digitality, Materiality, and Contemporary Anti-Racist Poetics

Raymund Papica
Academic Coordinator II for Writing Across the Curriculum, UCR
The Armor Network: Medieval Prosthesis and Degenerative Posthuman Bodies

Jeremy Sell
Teacher and Administrator, Anaheim Union High School District
Victorian Sermonic Discourse: The Sermon in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Society

2015

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

2014

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

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

2013

Jessica Best
Assistant Professor of English, SUNY Adirondack
Suspended Nameless in the Limbo State: Neoliberalism and Queer Caribbean Diasporas

Regis (Mann) Fox
Assistant Professor of English, Grand Valley State University
Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University (2013-2016)
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
Lecturer, University Writing Program, UCR
Literary Sensations: Victorian Women Writers and Celebrity Culture

Keenan Norris
Associate Professor, Evergreen Valley College
starting Fall 2018, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, San Jose State University
Marginalized-Literature-Market-Life: Black Writers, a Literature of Appeal, and the Rise of Street Literature

2012

Mary Auxier
Freelance Editor
Exploring Child Worlds: Functions of Infantilization in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Sean Epstein-Corbin
Professor of English, 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 Garcia Knoll
Associate Professor, Humanities, Irvine Valley College
Asian/American Bodies in Extremis: Gendering Power, Pleasure, and Nation through “Spectacular” Excess

Michael Podolny
Associate Professor of English, 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, College of the Mainland
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

 

Notes:
This is a comprehensive list of alumni from 2012 to the present, their current professional positions and the title of their dissertations. University of California dissertations are freely available through the system’s Open Access site.

Unless otherwise indicated, Lecturer, Instructor and Assistant Professor positions are full-time and include security of employment (tenure or equivalent) with seniority/promotion. Where alumni have an active creative practice, we have tried to note this as well. Not included here is the status for those who concluded their study at the MA level, and those with full-time employment but who have not yet completed their dissertations. Please send any updates or corrections to: jennifer.doyle@ucr.edu