Alumni Stories

Marica Petrey (BA 2012)

I am a professional musician and filmmaker. I graduated in 2012 with a double major in Comparative Literature (Arabic as major language, English as minor), and Slavic Languages and Literature, focusing on Russian 20th C. literature and theater.

Susan C. (Swigert) Strong (PhD 1979)

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1979; my field was English, French, and German literature of the European Enlightenment, 1750-1900.

Saul Olivas (BA 2018)

When I first entered the Comparative Literature Department I was excited to be able to use not only my multicultural experience, but to able to use the language(s) I grew up with in an academic setting. Through the undergraduate program I learned more than I would have ever imagined.

Michael Nagler (PhD 1966)

I got my Phd in Comp. Lit in 1966 -- when the action was -- and had already joined the faculty as an acting Asst.

Margaret Dodson (BA 1975), Psychology

I graduated in 1975 with a double major in French and Comparative Literature. English and Latin were my literatures. My original plan was to apply to graduate school in comparative literature. Before graduating I decided to defer this plan.

Rachel Park (BA 2016)

I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Korean literature and history at Korea University (Seoul, South Korea).

Yvonne Lin (BA 2013)

Yvonne Lin graduated with a double major in Comparative Literature and French and a minor in Chinese.

Mimi Zhou (BA 2012)

Mimi Zhou is currently a PhD candidate in New York University’s Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture. She primarily studies medieval French romance through the lens of Jacques Derrida’s early definitions of deconstruction.