|Name||Areas of Interest|
|Zanny Allportfirstname.lastname@example.org||19th-20th Century American Literature, Material and Labor History, Theory and Critiques of Historicism, Black and Atlantic Radical Tradition, Queer & Feminist Theory|
|Gabriela Almendarezemail@example.com||20th-century American literature, Latino/a and Chicano/a Literature, Queer studies, hybridity, border studies|
|Stina Atteberyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Biopolitics, Indigenous Studies, Media and Technoculture|
|Jose Arellanoemail@example.com||The critical study of the U.S. as an early republic and its empire-building efforts; critical ethnic studies; Latinx studies (19th-century Mexican-American literary history and culture); Indigenous studies.|
|Angelica Maria Barrazafirstname.lastname@example.org||Contemporary Race-Critical Innovative Poetry, 20 & 21st Century Poetry, Queer Theory, Xicana & Border Studies, Avant Garde|
|Paris Brownemail@example.com||Mid-20th-Century American Literature, Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Fashion Studies|
|Miranda Butlerfirstname.lastname@example.org||19th-Century British Literature, Victorian Studies, Literature and Science, Science Fiction|
|Brittany Carlsonemail@example.com||Victorian literature, British modernism, History and Cultures of Mathematics and Science, Science Studies|
|Nancy Carranzafirstname.lastname@example.org||20th and 21st century Asian American literature, postcolonial theory and neocolonialism/neoliberalism, inter- and multi-racial dynamics, narrative theory & spatial theory|
|Brandy J Lewisemail@example.com||Animal studies, speculative fiction, cultural and media studies.|
|Misha Choudhryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Postcolonial studies, Race and Islam, Contemporary American literature, Cultural Studies, Visual and Media Studies|
|Nicholas B. Clarkemail@example.com||Speculative Fiction, Cognitive Narratology and Poetics, Philosophy of Evolution and
Paleontology, Monstrosity, American Literature.
|Tara Dybasfirstname.lastname@example.org||Corpses, Gender, Religious Culture, and the Supernatural in Early Modern Drama.|
|Kirstoffer S. Ekrollemail@example.com||Trans representation in gothic and horror stories.
Architectural spaces in gothic and horror stories especially haunted castles and houses.
|Jeshua Enriquezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Science Fiction, 20th Century American Lit, Postmodernism, Cultural Studies|
|Leslie Fernandezemail@example.com||Asian-American Literature, Science-Fiction, Postcolonial Theory and Posthumanism|
|Nicole K. Furtadofirstname.lastname@example.org|
16th and 17th Century English Literature | Premodern Critical Race Studies | Anglo-Asian Contact | Techno-Orientalism
|Ian Galbraithemail@example.com||Digital and Technocultures, Video Game Studies, Visual and Media Cultures|
|Nolan Goetzingerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Postcolonialism, Environmental Humanities, Irish Studies, Indigenous Studies
|Jekara N. Govanemail@example.com||Black Queer Cultural Production, Afrolatinx Studies, Performance Studies, Film and Visual Culture, Sound Studies, Speculative Enactment, Black Ecologies of Death, Black Ecologies of Care|
|Mackenzie Greggfirstname.lastname@example.org||Victorian Literature and Culture, Queer and Feminist Theory, Psychoanalysis|
|Kin Fai Haoemail@example.com||British Romanticism, Gothic Literature, Affect Studies, Philosophy and Literature, Marxism|
Digital Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Cultural and Sub-Cultural Studies, Critical Race Studies
|Graham Hall||Interiority and Exteriority, Class and Space, Race/Gender/Sexuality|
|Kathy Hardunfirstname.lastname@example.org||Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Sexuality, Queer Theory|
|Celeste Jacksonemail@example.com||Indigenous Poetry, Gender and Sexuality and Eco-Criticism
|Robyn Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Native American narratives, postmodern Native American literature, early American, manga, popular culture, young adult fiction, European folklore, Asian folklore, Shakespeare, domestic dramas|
|Amy D. Juarezemail@example.com|
|Chelsea E. Keanefirstname.lastname@example.org||Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism, Gender|
|Rudi Kraeheremail@example.com||Film and Visual Culture, 20th and 21st century US American and Latin American Literature|
|Brandy J Lewisfirstname.lastname@example.org||
Critical Posthumanities, Human-Animal Theory, Ecofeminist Belongings, and Queer and Sexual Identities.
|Hannah Manshelemail@example.com||American literature before 1900, African-American Literature, Legal studies|
|Jasmine A. Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org||African-American Literature, Afrofuturism, Afrodiaspora, Postcolonialism, Speculative Fiction|
|Aran Parkemail@example.com||Nineteenth-century British Poetry and Culture|
|Heejoo Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org||20th & 21st Century American Literature, Asian American Literature, Latina/o Literature|
|Grant Palmeremail@example.com||Memory and Publics|
|Joshua J. Prindlefirstname.lastname@example.org||19th Century Literature, Victorian Studies, Medicine and Culture, Disability Studies
|Kayleigh Quartermanemail@example.com||Late 19th-20th Century Anglophone Literature; Poetics; Modernism; Postmodernism; Queer Studies/Literature; Black Studies/Literature; Modern Art History|
|Christopher Queenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Late Medieval English Literature, Queer Theory, Visual Culture, Materiality, Medievalism, Textual and Editorial Criticism|
|Amanda L. Riggleemail@example.com||Early Modern English Drama, Modernity, Marxism, Feminist, Poststructuralism
|Kameron Sanzofirstname.lastname@example.org||Victorian Studies, Science and Technologies Studies, Nineteenth-Century British Literature, History of Science, Energy Humanities, Classical Energy Physics|
|Courtney Naum Scuroemail@example.com||Early Modern Literature, Time, Theories of History, Material Print Culture, Queer Studies, Shakespeare in Performance|
|Chelsea Rae Silvafirstname.lastname@example.org||Medical humanities; Middle English literature; Manuscript studies; Disability studies.|
|Kali Simmonsemail@example.com||Indigenous Feminisms, Genre Studies, Film and Visual Culture, Theories of Monstrosity and Spectrality|
|Samarth Singhalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Intermediality, Picturebooks, Detective Fiction, Cartooning, Book Illustration, Children's Fiction|
|David Siglosemail@example.com||Asian American Literature, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Theater and Performance, Postcolonial Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory|
|Miranda Steegefirstname.lastname@example.org||Queer Theory, Victorian Studies, Fan Studies|
|Summer C. Suttonemail@example.com||Posthumanism, Science Fiction, Feminist Science Studies, Critical Race Studies, Indigenous Studies
|Stefan Torralbafirstname.lastname@example.org||Digital media studies, cinema studies, critical race, queer of color theory, Asian American studies|
|Preston Waltripemail@example.com||21st century historical fiction, U.S. Latina/o studies, hemispheric American studies, biopolitical theory.|
|Leah Washburnfirstname.lastname@example.org||Gender studies, Contemporary Literature, Film and Media Studies
|Sang-Keun Yooemail@example.com||20th century American Science Fiction, Asian American Literature, Postcolonialism, Posthumanism, Korean Studies|
|Gnei Soraya Zarookfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sri Lankan / South Asian Anglophone literature, Sri Lankan / South Asian North American literature, the Sri Lankan civil war, trauma studies, postcolonial studies, Asian American studies, Trauma studies
My interests lie at the intersection of language, trauma, and otherness. I’m currently interested in examining how South Asian American / Anglophone literature depicts life lived within and around trauma. Specifically, I look at how these depictions illustrate trauma as operating differently from its theorizations by traditional, Western-oriented trauma studies.
By examining how Sri Lankan Anglophone literature depicts the negotiation of the trauma of both human-created and natural disasters, I trace how representations of trauma by Sri Lankan authors push against trauma studies as it is understood and practiced within its Euro-American theorizations. I am invested in abiding by the ways in which the literary, the ‘real,’ and the clinical intersect to muddy our understanding of what forms of knowledge and practice are accepted and privileged in responding ethically to violence. My work pushes me to think about what it means to consistently read a body of literature that depicts trauma, and about how this literature is one of the few ways in which the object of Sri Lanka and its people become legible to the world. Thus, while I suggest that Sri Lankan Anglophone literature depicts trauma in ways unaccounted for in Western trauma theory, I also insist on thinking through the ways in which this literature also depicts happiness, pleasure, and joy as sitting alongside trauma.
“In front of us the way is seen, but behind us the road is gone”: Counter-Moments to Trauma in Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts and Jean Arasanayagam’s “All is Burning.” Paper presented at American Comparative Literature Society’s Annual Conference. University of California, Los Angeles, March 2018.
“‘I try to explain love in shillings’: Harboring Love and Remittances in Shailja Patel’s Migritude.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2017.
“The Global South Speaks Back: Queering Love and Remittances in Shailja Patel’s Migritude.” The Deep South in the Global South Conference. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, April 2017
“Killing Theory: A Defiance of Trauma Theory in Nayomi Munaweera’s Island of a Thousand Mirrors.” (E)racing Theory, (En)gendering Praxis Conference. University of California, Irvine, March 2017.
“Humanity for Robots: A Guide to Passing as a Person.” Paper co-presented with Ande Murphy at the 30th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. California State University Bakersfield, April 2016.
Co-Founder, Explosions and Survival Reading Group at UC Riverside, (2017-present)
President, Graduate Students in English Association at UC Riverside (2017-2018)
Co-Chair, (Dis)junctions Graduate Conference at UC Riverside (2017-2018)
Representative, Graduate Student English Association at UC Riverside (2016-2017)
Co-Founder, Asian American / Anglophone Literature Reading Group at UC Riverside (2016-2017)
Co-Chair, “The Inadequate Human: A Mini Symposium on Gender, Disability, and Robots” at California State University Channel Islands (2015)
|Students on Leave|
|Aaron Robertsemail@example.com||Biopolitics, Colonialism/Postcolonialism|
|Daniel Valenciafirstname.lastname@example.org||Science Fiction, Chicano Literature and Culture, Media Studies|
|José Alfaroemail@example.com||Trans-temporal, Transamerican Literature; Queer Latinidades; Dance and Performance|
|Eric Atkinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||African American Literature, Griot Studies, Comic books, SF, and Young Adult Fiction|
|Jennifer Avilaemail@example.com||Sports Studies, U.S. Latina/o and Chicana/o Literature, 20th-century American Literature|
|Lisa Brown Jalozafirstname.lastname@example.org||20th-Century–Contemporary American Literature, Scottish Literature, Media Studies|
|Cyra Emeryemail@example.com||Early Modern Literature, History of Medicine, History of Science, Rhetoric|
|Jennie Friedrichfirstname.lastname@example.org||Manuscript Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Medieval Travel Literature|
|Laura Fussellemail@example.com||Native American Studies; Trauma Studies; Indigenous Studies; 20th- and 21st- Century American Literature, Film, and Culture|
|Morgann Havigfirstname.lastname@example.org||Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare Studies; Restoration Literature; Disability Studies|
|Tracy Zunigaemail@example.com||Visual Art and Media Studies, Chicana/o Cultural Studies, 20th Century and Contemporary American Literature|
|Ryan D. Sullivanfirstname.lastname@example.org||American Poetry and Poetics, Lyric Theory, Queer Theory, Queer Pedagogy
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