Graduated Winter 2016
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Research Interests: Comparative Literature of the Americas; disability studies
Graduated Summer 2016
Languages: Albanian, Spanish, French
Research Interests: Time and temporality, anachronism, realism, theories of the novel, genre criticism, history and historiography, peasant studies, urban studies, theories of revolt and revolution, aesthetics and politics, Balkan literature and cinema. He is currently working on a book project, tentatively entitled Reading the Peasant Question, which looks at literary contributions to agrarian debates across Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Graduated Spring 2016
Languages: Afrikaans, German, French
Research interests: Her dissertation, "Indian Ocean Passages: Time in Narratives of Indenture and Internment," focuses on the narratives produced by and in the wake of the mass movement of people between South Asia and South Africa at the turn of the last century, looking specifically at two groups: Indian indentured laborers who arrived in South Africa between 1860 and 1909, and South African Prisoners-of-War who were held in South African POW campus during the second South African War (1822-1902). Her work has been published in MLN, and she is the recipient of the 2015-16 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities at New York University.