Graduate Students

Fifth 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.

Mònica Tomàs 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.

Penny Pui Chee Yeung (B.A. English, Northwestern University and M.A. Comparative Literature, Kings College London)

Research Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction in English and French, Sino-French literary relations, the politics of nature writing, nationalism and sexuality, the postlingual (on leave in Japan 2019-2020).