Yu-I "Yvette" Hsieh (B.A., Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, and M.C.I.S., Rutgers University)

Research Interests: Science fiction, history of science, critical theory, East Asian popular culture, Gothic literature, queer modernism.

Lidia Levkovitch (B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Rutgers University and B.S., Computer Science, Drexel University)

Research interests: Russian literature during the Soviet and post-Soviet period, the literature of the Latin American "Boom,” magical realism and other modalities of realism; translation.

Enmanuel Martínez  (B.A., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory/Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Pennsylvania)

Research Interests: Critical Caribbean studies, archive theory and practices of the global South, decolonial thought, literary fieldwork, and queers of color criticism.

Bernabe Mendoza (B.A., Literature, UC Santa Cruz and M.A., Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University)

Research Interests: Speculative and science fiction, creolization theory, feminism, critical race theory, decolonization, deconstruction, and shamanism.

Lina Qu (B.A. and M.A., English Literature, Peking University)

Research Interests: Feminist theories and contemporary Chinese women writings in relation to global women's writings and women's movements.

Louis Segura (B.A., Literary Studies, U.C. Santa Cruz)

Research Interests:  The politics of witnessing and literary representations of trauma, philosophy of language, narrative theory, Holocaust literature, nineteenth-century French poetry, Latin American Jewish studies.

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