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Comparative Literature Department Letter Regarding the Election

In anticipation of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. President on January 20, 2017, we, the graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley commit to freedom of thought and expression, both within the classroom and beyond it. As educators, we are deeply troubled at the prospect of a federal administration that openly disdains the notion of a free press and will further endanger the lives and well-being of the most vulnerable inhabitants of this country. Such threats have existed since the United States’ founding; at the same time, the incoming administration promises to enact yet more harmful policies and lend political legitimacy to the violent hatred promoted by the growing white nationalist movement. » Read on »

Comp Lit undergrad student Ozi Emeziem wins Gilman Scholarship

Ozi Emeziem is an undergraduate Comparative Literature major focusing on English and French literatures. A first generation Nigerian born and raised in the Bay Area, she grew up in Antioch, CA and was a part of the first graduating class of Dozier-Libbey Medical High School.  English is her primary language, but she grew up around Igbo as well. Winner of the Gilman Fellowship, she tells Comparative Literature chair Miryam Sas about her plans.
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