Graduate Placement

Graduate Placement

Graduate alumni initial and current positions, within and beyond the academy, from 2021-2010. Please contact Mike Lambert for updates to this page.

2021
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Comfort Azubuko-Udah
Unwritten Spaces: African Literature and Charismatic Spatiality
Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Toronto
Jacqueline Barrios
London’s Pacific Rim: East Asian Emplacements of the British Capital
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Dept. of Public and Applied Humanities
Lauren Rebecca King
Reaching Readers: An Analysis of Identification in the Writings of Christine de Pizan and Geoffrey Chaucer
Full-time Lecturer, UC Irvine Composition Program
Efren Lopez
Arrested Solidarities: Resistance and Racial Contact Zones in the U.S. 19th Century
Assistant Professor, CSU San Diego

Craig Messner
Speech as Writing: Literary Dialect Orthography in the United States from 1790-1930
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Digital Humanities, Johns Hopkins University
Jeremy Schmidt
Three Very Short Poems: The Verbal Economics of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Assistant Instructional Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago
2020
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Ji Eun Lee
Walking London: Urban Gaits of the British Novel, Jostling, Prowling, Wooshing, 1855-1909
BK21 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea
Kirsten Lew
Deviant Representations: Discourses of Sexuality and Facilitations of Intersectionality in American Film and Literature, 1918-1945
Fellow, Getty Research Institute
Literary and Film Historian, Content Producer, Getty Research Institute
Samantha Morse
Dread: The Literary History of a Political Affect, 1750-1900
English Teacher, Ransom Everglades School
Robert Smith
Representing Radical Politics in Anglophone Caribbean Literature After Independence
Assistant Professor, CSU San Bernardino
2019
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Ben Beck
Matters of Life: Writing Lives in the Age of United States Slavery
Associate, Whitmore Rare Books, Pasadena, CA
Kathryn Cai
Nascent Articulations of Feeling: Affective Care Labor in Emerging Postsocialist and Late Capitalist China-U.S. Circuits
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Partnership for Working Families
Angelina Del Balzo
“Furbish’D Remnants”: Theatrical Adaptation and the Orient, 1660-1815
Assistant Professor, Bilkent University (Turkey)
Shawn Cailey Hall
Visceral Romanticism: The Literature and Culture of Digestion, 1780-1830
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Jonathan Kincade
Adaptation, Remediation, and Reciprocity in Narrative Video Games
Graphic Novelist
Communications Coordinator at Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)
Crescent Rainwater
Fashioning Feminist Aestheticism in the Early Twentieth-Century Novel: Lucas Malet, Netta Syrett, Dorothy Richardson, and Fin-De-Siècle Culture
Lecturer, Mercer University
Lecturer, Mercer University
Jordan Wingate
The Periodical Origins of the American Self
Academic Editor, University of North Carolina School of Social Work
Academic Editor and Communications Specialist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2018
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Sharon Chon
Narrating the Visual: Seeing Race in Asian American Literature
Upper School English Teacher, Viewpoint School
William Clark
Time’s Citizens: American Fiction and the Sexual Politics of U.S. Civic Membership, 1886-1929
Visiting Assistant Professor, William and Mary
Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University
Kimberly Susan Hedlin
The Book of Job in Early Modern England
Postdoctoral Fellow, Newberry Library
Learning Programs Manager, Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Allison Hegel
Social Reading in the Digital Age
Data Scientist, HackerRank
Applied Scientist, Lexion.ai
Boram Claire Kim
“A Little Out of Its Due Course”: The Appeal of the Digressive Chronotope in the Early English Novel
Writing and Translation Consultant, ViroMed Inc.
Maria De Lourdes Medrano
Performance and Mestizaje in 20th/21st Century Literature of the Americas
Instructor, Marlboro School
Eric Newman
Queer Orientations: Desire, Race and Belonging in Queer American Literature, 1900-1940
Communications Manager, UC Humanities Research Institute (UC Irvine)
Associate Podcast Producer, AYR Media
Erica Onugha
Abberant Time: The Peculiar Temporalities of Black Women’s Labors in Nineteenth-Century African American Autobiographies
Instructor, Santa Monica College
Samantha Marie Sommers
Reading in Books: Theories of Reading in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
OSU President’s Postdoctoral Scholar, The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut, Waterbury
Alexandra Verini
“A New Kingdom of Femininity”: Women’s Utopias in Early English Culture and Imagination (1405-1666)
Assistant Professor, Ashoka University (Sonipat, Haryana, India)
2017
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Julia Callander
Plagiarists, Sodomites, and Cannibals: Authorship and the History of Sexuality, 1740-1820
Visiting Asst Professor: Watauga Residential Col., Appalachian State University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
Deborah Donig
Leave Nothing to the Imagination: Global Forms of Unspeakable Atrocity After 1945
Consultant, Amazon Studios
Assistant Professor, California State University, San Luis Obispo
Sarah Nance
The Pathologies of Flesh: Temporalities of Feminine Embodiment in Contemporary Poetry
Visiting Assistant Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy
Assistant Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy
Alethia Shih
The Intellectual Scale of Children’s Fantasy: Telling Ideas in the Works of Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie, A.A. Milne, and E.B. White
Digital Marketing Coordinator, Walt Disney Studios
Manager, Studio Technology Strategic Initiatives, Walt Disney Studios
Sharon Tran
Between Asian Girls: Minor Feminisms and Sideways Critique
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of Southern California
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Brandy Underwood
Feeling the Crowd: Affective Responses to Collective Violence in African American Fiction
Assistant Professor, CSU Northridge
Assistant Professor, CSU Northridge
Joyce Warren
Theorizing the Pō: Genealogy, Time, and Space in Polynesian Literature
Postdoctoral Fellow (2-year), University of Oregon
Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii
Lindsay Wilhelm
Evolutionary Aestheticism: Scientific Optimism and Cultural Progress, 1850-1913
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
2016
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Gillian Adler
Seeing Time: Boethius and the Ethics of Perspective in Chaucer’s Dream Visions and Troilus and Criseyde
Visiting Assistant Professor, Saint Peter’s University
Assistant Professor, Sarah Lawrence College
John Caughey
How to Become an Author: The Art and Business of Literary Advice Handbooks from 1884-1940
Chair, UCLA Geffen Academy
Katherine Charles
The Interpolated Tale in the Early Novel
Assistant Professor, Washington College
Daniel Couch
The Imperfect Form: Literary Fragments and Politics in the Early Republic
Visiting Scholar, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor, Air Force Academy
Leigh-Michil George
Sentiment and Laughter: Caricature in the Novel, 1740-1840
Instructor, Pasadena City College
English/Humanities Educator, Geffen Academy
Christine Gottlieb
The Past Tense of Gender on the Early Modern Stage
Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay
Renee Hudson
Revolutionary Futures: Romance and the Limits of Transnational Forms 1910-1986
UCSD Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego
Assistant Professor, Chapman University
Alexandra Milsom
British Travelers, Catholic Sights, and the Tourist Guidebook, 1789-1884
Teacher, Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, NY
Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College, CUNY
Holly Moyer
To Yield or Die: The Power of the Prisoner from Chaucer to Shakespeare
Series Television Writer and Executive Story Editor
Michael Nicholson
After Time: Romanticism and Anachronism
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Brendan O’Kelly
The Unseen in the Modern Image World
Instructor, University of Oregon
Career Instructor, University of Oregon
James Bryant Reeves
Unbelief: Atheism in the Literary Imagination, 1790-1810
Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College
Assistant Professor of English, Texas State University
Amanda Waldo
The Ethical Consumer: Narratives of Social and Environmental Change in Contempoarary American Literature
Business Communication Instructor, Year Up
Data Science Talent and Community Program Lead, Climate Corp. Data Science Center of Excellence
Taylor Walle
Viva Voce: Speech and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Literature
Assistant-Professor, Washington and Lee University
Assistant Professor, English, Washington and Lee University
Alexandra Zobel
Georgic Reformations of the Vita Activa : The Nature of Work in Early Modern
English Literature
Instructor, Napa Valley College
Co-Owner, Armistice Brewing Company
2015
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Jacquelyn Ardam
Reading from A to Z: The Alphabetic Sequence in Experimental Literature and Visual Art
Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College
Assistant Director, UCLA Undergraduate Research Center
Ronjaunee Chatterjee
Literature and Feminine Singularity: 1850-90
Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Limited-Term Assistant Professor, Concordia University
Matthew Dubord
The Organization of Organizations: Bureaucratic Administration and Domestic Comfort in the Victorian Sequence Novel
Team Lead, Screenplay Systems
Director of Software Engineering, Okta, Inc.
Cristina Griffin
Omniscience Incarnate: Being In and Of the World in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
College of Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Amanda Hollander
The Fabian Child:
English and American Literature and Socialist Reform, 1884-1915
Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Librettist Fellow, American Opera Project
Kimberly Mack
The Fictional Black Blues Figure: Blues Music and the Art of Narrative Self-Invention
Assistant Professor, University of Toledo
Associate Professor, University of Toledo
Lisa Mendelman
Modern sentimentalism: Feeling, Femininity, and Female Authorship in Interwar America
Assistant Professor, Menlo College
Christian Reed
Genre and Belonging in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Educator, Geffen Academy at UCLA
Shirley Tung
A Self-Reflexive Journey: Imagining Identity in the Eighteenth-Century Travel Narrative
Associate Professor, Kansas State Universtiy
Associate Professor, Kansas State Universtiy
Katherine Webster
Novels of the Nation: Literary Theory, Post-Revolutionary Republicanism, and the Rise of the Novel in America, 1789-1812
Adjust Professor, Chabot College
Assistant Professor, College of San Mateo
Amy Wong
Victorian Talk: Human Media and Literary Writing in the Age of Mass Print
Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California
Associate Professor, Dominican University of California
2014
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Stacie Cassarino
American Food Culture, the Language of Taste, and the Edible Image in Twentieth-Century Literature
Visiting Assistant Professor, Middlebury College
Guadalupe Escobar
Arms of America: Latina Literary Re-Interventions & Reinventions
Faculty Fellow, New York University
Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Tara Fickle
The game is not up: Reading the Asian American fiction
Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Daniel Gardner
Urban Frontiers, Ethnic Fictions: Revising the Frontier Myth in the Writings of Mike Gold, James T. Farrell, and John Fante
Instructor, Cerritos College
Full-time Faculty, Cerritos College
Alice Henton
Spectral Evidence of an Invisible World: Gender and the Puritan Supernatural in American Fiction, 1798-1856
Visiting Assistant Professor (1 year), Trinity College Hartford
Assistant Professor, Richard Bland College of William and Mary
Alex Hernandez
Modernity and Affliction: The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Katherine Isokawa
The Surprising Times of the Modernist Novel
Instructor, The Bay School of San Francisco
Susan Lewak
Sustainable Gardens of the Mind: Beat Ecopoetry and Prose in Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Publications
Director of Programs and Development, John Hughes Institute
Justine Pizzo
Solid Air: Victorian Atmosphere and Female Character in British Fiction 1847-1891
Lecturer (permanent) in English, University of Southampton
Emily Runde
Ways of Reading and Framing Collection In Late Medieval England
Researcher and Cataloguer, Les Enlumineurs
Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Collections, Columbia University
Sara Torres
Marvelous Generations: Genealogical Narratives and Romance in Late Medieval England, Portugal, and Castile
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medieval Academy of America
Assistant Professor, Converse University
Fuson Wang
The Immune Response: Romanticism and the Radical Literary History of Smallpox Inoculation
Assistant Professor, City University of New York
Assistant Professor, UC Riverside
2013
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Katherine Bergren
After Wordsworth: Global Revisions of the English Poet
Assistant Professor, Trinity College – Hartford
Associate Professor, Trinity College – Hartford
Anthony Camara
Dark Matter: British Weird Fiction and the Substance of Horror, 1880-1927
Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Donal Harris
On Company Time: American Modernism and the Big Magazines
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
Associate Professor, University of Memphis
Allison Johnson
The Scars We Carve: Disruptive Bodies in Civil War Literature
Lecturer, Writing Programs, UC Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor, California State University San Jose
Kevin Moore
The Myth of Writer’s Block: Imagining American Moral Realism
Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara
Lecturer (permanent), Stanford University
Ian Newman
Tavern Talk: Literature, Politics & Conhviviality
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
Elizabeth Raisanen
Literary Gestations: Giving Birth to Writing, 1720-1831
Assistant Director, UCLA Scholarship Resource Center
Assistant Dean of Advising & Strategic Partnerships and Instructor of Literature, Clark Honors College at University of Oregon
Josephine Richstad
Fashionable Form: The Narrative Strategies of Silver-Fork Fiction, 1824-1848
Editor, Schmoop
Director of Curriculum, World Scholar’s Cup
2012
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Vivian Davis
Mongrel Forms: Tragedy, Comedy, and Mixed Genres in Britain, 1680-1760
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Dustin Friedman
Erotic Negativity and Victorian Aestheticism, 1864-1896
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Associate Professor, American University
Valerie Popp
The Art of the Modern Body
Instructor, Walrus School
Senior Program Officer, American Council of Learned Societies
James Pulizzi
Fractal Realism: The Folding Tegoether of Literature, Technical Media, and Cognition in the Twentieth Century
Business Analyst, Disney
Manager, Product Development, Walt Disney Studios
David Shepard
Parsing Fiction: Humanistic Computing and the Postmodern Novel
Lead Developer, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
Senior Data Engineer, Evidation Health
Jennifer Smith
Reginald Pecock and Vernacular Pedagogy in Pre-Reformation England
Instructor, Occidental College
Associate Professor of English, Pepperdine University
2011
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Michael Devine
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: American Poetry and Film, 1985-1930
Assistant Professor, SUNY Plattsburg
Elizabeth Goodhue
Graveyard Plots: Menippean Afterlives and Satiric Authorship in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Assistant Director, UCLA Center for Community Learning
Associate Director for Faculty Engagement, UCLA Center for Advancement of Teaching
Adam Gordon
Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America
John B. Hensh Postdoctoral Fellow, American Antiquarian Society
Associate Professor, Whitman College
Georgina Guzman
Shame and Empathy in Chicana/o Literature
Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor, CSU Channel Islands
Julian Knox
Self-Portrait in a Concave Mirror: Coloridge and the Art of Translation
Lecturer, University of South Alabama
Assistant Professor, Georgia College
Adam Lowenstein
The Serial Art of Henry James
Senior Education Director, Summa Education
English Instructor, Marlborough School
Christina Nagao
Cultural Mediations in Contemporary Asian American and Latina/o Migrant Fiction
Adjunct Professor of English, Los Angeles Pierce College
Full-time faculty, El Camino College
2010
Alumnus
Dissertation Title
Initial Position
Current Position
Olivia Banner
The Biocultural Imaginary: Contemporary Narratives of Human Variation and Genetics in the Sciences and the Arts
Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar, Rice University
Associate Professor, University of Texas, Dallas
T. Austin Graham
The Great American Songbooks: Listening to Literature in the Golden Age of Popular Music
Post-Doctoral Visiting Scholar, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Columbia University
Emily Morishima
Remembering the Internment in Post-World War II Japanese American Fiction
Course Mentor for Liberal Arts, Language and Comm., Western Governors University
Senior Manager, Learning and Organizational Quality at Western Governors University
Valerie Shepard
Visible Creation: Reading the Cosmos in Milton’s Paradise Lost
Program Manager, UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center
Senior Writer, UCLA Recreation
Erin Suzuki
Sacred Travelers: Diasporic Narratives of Pacific Literature
Senior Marketing Writer, iolo technologies, inc.
Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
Dennis Tyler
Disability of Color: Figuring the Black Body in American Law, Literature, and Culture
Carter G. Woodson Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
Associate Professor, Fordham University
Alison Walker
Politics, Patronage, and Orthodoxy in Late Medieval England
St.Louis University, Mellon Research Fellow
Growth, Forward Healthcare