First Year

Paulina Barrios (B.A., Comparative Literature, Colorado College and M.A., African Studies, Colegio de Mexico)

Research Interests: Comparative Latin American and West African studies; literature and social movements; African feminisms; political theater, graphic novels, self narratives, children's literature.  

Yuanqiu Jiang (B.S., Geography, Nanjing University)

Research Interests: postwar French theory and classical Chinese writing; philosophy, religion, linguistics.

Thato Magano (B.A., Communication, University of Pretoria and M.A., African Literature, University of Witwaterstrand)

Research interests: African political thought, Black radicalism, decolonial thought, queer theory.

Mónica Tomás White (B.A., Comparative Literature and French, UC-Berkeley and M.A., Gender Studies, University of Barcelona)

Research interests: environmental humanities and ecocriticism; post-human and animal studies; science fiction and feminism.

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