Tristan Bates
Track I: 20th Century German and Turkish Literature
Research Interests: Translation theory, representations of nationality, "body" theory, thing theory, memoirs, lyric poetry
Teaching Experience: Writing tutor at the Colorado College Writing Center 07-08

Brian John Dominguez Berry
Track II: Literature and Philosophy
Dissertation Title: "Serious Doubt: Skepticism in Samuel Beckett and Stanley Cavell."
Research Interests: Twentieth Century French and Spanish Literature, Theater Studies, History of Philosophy, Ordinary Language Philosophy, Critical Theory.
Teaching Experience: BA Thesis Preceptor; Writing Intern in the Humanities Core; CA, History and Theory of Drama, Marxism and Modern Culture. 

Chloe Blackshear
Track I: Biblical Hebrew, French/Spanish
Research Interests: Hebrew Bible, translation, literary afterlives, intertextuality, psychoanalysis

Megan Boatright
Track II: Literature and Critical Animal Studies
Research Interests: Postcolonial studies; animal
representation, particularly taxidermy; disability theory; Werther's syndrome and other excesses of sympathetic reading
Teaching experience: French tutor at Oxford College of Emory
University, Jan 06-May 07

Alia Breitwieser
Track II: Literature and Philosophy
Research Interests: Early-modern through contemporary Chinese literature and visual culture, subjectivity and self-representation, philosophy of history, historical poetics, aesthetics, ethics

Joel Calahan
Research interests: 19th- and 20th-century English and Italian poetry, dialect and vernacular literature, the avant-garde, historical poetics, history of linguistics and philosophy of language, translation theory
Teaching experience: Instructor, Theory and Practice of the Literary Avant-Garde (Spring 2013) and Dialect and Vernacular in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Winter 2014); Preceptor, Masters of Arts Program in Humanities

Paulo do Nascimento Brito

Monica Felix
Track I: Russian and German
Dissertation Title: “Illusions, Confusions: Aisthesis, Deception, and the Topoi of Memory in the Romantic Imagination.”
Research Interests: 19th through 20th century Russian literature, German Romanticism, historical semantics, collective memory, theories of aesthetics, reception theory.
Teaching Experience: Instructor: University of Chicago (The Places of Memory, 1780-1880), German lecturer (German 10100, 13100), Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship: Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg - Hesse, Germany (2007-2008). 

Nana Holtsnider
Track I: Dutch and English
Research Interests: Colonial and travel literature in the Dutch, British, and French empires; children's literature; aesthetics, visual culture, and film studies
Teaching Experience: Writing Intern in the Humanities Core
 

Ana Ilievska
Track I: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Research Interests: Theory and History of the Novel and the Epic, the Iliad, Renaissance Epic in Italy and Portugal, 19th Century Balkan Epics, Children in Literature, Autodidacticism in 19th/20th Century Italian, Lusophone, and Argentine Literatures, Concepts of (Anti-)Heroism, Literary Epochs and Genres, Theories of Mimesis
Teaching Experience: (2008-2009) Luca Pacioli German Teaching Assistantship, Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Vincenzo Capirola," Leno (Brescia), Italy

Megan Macklin
Track II: Literature and Sciences of the Mind
Research Interests: History of science, cognitive literary studies, trauma and memory studies, affect
Teaching Experience: Course Assistant, Introduction to Comparative Literature I: Problems, Methods, Precedents

Adhira Mangalagiri
Track I: Mandarin and Hindi
Research Interests: Twentieth century Chinese and Indian literatures, literary modernities, history and literature, critical theory, world literature
Dissertation Title: "The World Within: Reading Modern Literary Encounters between China and India"
Teaching Experience: Instructor (Comparative Modernisms: China and India in the Modern Literary World); Course Assistant (Zhuangzi: Literature, Philosophy, or Something Else); Language Assistant (Elementary Modern Chinese, First-Year and Second-Year Urdu); Tutor in the Writing Program

David Markus
Track II: Literature and Art
Research Interests: 20th Century French and American Literature and Art, Psychoanalysis, Postcolonialism, Visual Culture, Trauma and Testimony

Mollie McFee 
Track I: French, Haitian Creole, English
Research Interests: Caribbean literature; Theories of intimacy; Postcolonial studies; Creole and Nation language in Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean; Transnational theory.

Monica Olaru
Track I: French and English
Research Interests: The French and English novel of the 18th and 19th century; topics in moral philosophy
Teaching Experience: French lecturer (French 101,102 and 103),  French lector (French 101,102, 103, 201, 202, 203),  CA for History and Theory of Drama, ll and Writing Intern in the Writing Program (in the Human Being and Citizen core)

David A. Orsbon  
Track II: Literature and Philosophy
Research Interests: The intersection of philosophy and literary criticism from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance; the reception and influence of Classical and Late Antique philosophy and literary criticism from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance; Neo-Platonism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance; the history of criticism, especially the history of allegorical criticism; medieval theology and biblical hermeneutics; vernacular poetry in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; Medieval and Renaissance Humanism; Renaissance Epic.
Teaching Experience: Teaching Assistant for Renaissance Epic.

Stephen Parkin
Track II: Rhetoric and Philosophy
Research Interests: History and theory of rhetoric, moral philosophy, and tragedy; the essay and autobiography.
Teaching Experience: Instructor (UChicago), "Private Lives, Public Intellectuals: On The Philosophical Essay." Lector in the Writing Program (UChicago), multiple courses. Lecturer of English (Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China), 12 classes.

Chandani Patel
Track I: English and Portuguese
Research Interests: 20th & 21st century Anglophone literature (Africa, South Asia, British, Caribbean); postcolonial studies & migrant literature; Indian Ocean studies; 20th & 21st century Lusophone literature; Mauritian Literature
Dissertation Title: "Crossing the Dark Waters: Minor Narratives, Transnational Subjects, and Alter-histories of the African/Indian Ocean"
Teaching Experience: Instructor (Sea Fictions: Reading Transnationally); Humanities Writing Intern (Media Aesthetics Core); Course Assistant (Afterlives of Gandhi, Decolonizing Drama and Performance in Africa)

Tal Porat
Track I: Biblical Hebrew, English
Research Interests: Hebrew Bible, Dystopian literature, Ethics and Literature, Moral Philosophy, 18th and 19th century novel

Kathryn Swanton
Track I: English and Spanish
Research Interests: Early modern drama, particularly in England and Spain; Reformation theology; theater theory and history
Dissertation Title: “More Human than Divine: the Complexity of Forgiveness in Shakespeare and Golden Age Comedias”
Teaching Experience: Lecturer: Tragedy in early modern Spain and England; Course assistant: Don Quijote, History and Theory of Drama I & II; Writing intern; Writing tutor

Trevor Tucker
Track I: English, French, German
Research Interests: French Renaissance and Enlightenment; 18th- and 19th-century novel; modern philosophy

Shengyu Wang
Track I: Chinese, English
Research Interests: Chinese vernacular fiction, Renaissance epics, narrative theory, historical fiction and drama
Teaching Experience: Fall 2006-Spring 2008: Instructor of Freshman Composition at Iowa State University; Summer 2007: Language facilitator (Mandarin) in Upward Bound Program, Iowa; Summer 2009: TA, Summer School on Literary and Philosophical Theory (Academia Sinica), Taipei; Summer 2010: TA, Elementary Modern Chinese 101

Nicholas Wong
Track II: Literature and Philosophy
Research Interests: Lyric poetry; aesthetics and semiotics; literary theory and translation; postcolonial studies; modern and contemporary Chinese literature