In 2009-2010, FOUR Comparative Literature graduate students secured jobs, three of them tenure-track.
Patricia Ferrer-Medina will be Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Patricia will be one of five in a small department eager to experiment with language/culture teaching and technology.
Christopher Rivera will be Assistant Professor of American Culture and Literature in the Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He will join an international faculty and teach American literature and film.
Mahriana Rofheart will be an Assistant in English at the Académie of Montpellier in France.
Ping Zhu will be Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Literatures, Languages & Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. The Chinese division currently has only linguists and language teachers. Ping will be instrumental in creating a presence for Chinese literary and cultural scholarship in MLLL.