Graduate Students

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Wendi Bootes

Email: wbootes@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: modernism, the novel, philosophy of language, critical theory, literature and philosophy
Languages: English, Russian, German
Periods: 19th and 20th centuries

Molly Bronstein

Email: molly.bronstein@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Feminist readings of medieval texts, translation studies, classical reception
Languages: French, Italian, Latin, English
Periods: Medieval, modern

Alex Brostoff

Email: alexandra.brostoff@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Literature of the Americas; gender & sexuality studies; autotheory; performance studies; critical theory & critical pedagogy; cultural criticism
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian
Periods: 20th & 21st century

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Cole Carvour

Email: cole_carvour@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Feminism, Affect, Postcolonial Theory
Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese
Periods: 20th and 21st Century francophone African and Central American literatures

Matteo Cavelier Riccardi

PhD Candidate
Academic Area: Psychoanalysis, Socialist Utopianism, Marxist theory, Maoism, Feminism, Film and Media (DE)
Languages: Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Periods: 20th Century

Aurelia Cojocaru

Academic Area: Poetry, Critical Theory, Literature and Philosophy, History of Ideas, Creative Writing, Immigrant Literature
Languages: Romanian, Russian, English, French, German
Periods: 20th and 21st centuries

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Paul de Morais

Email: pdemorais@berkeley.edu
Languages: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Periods: 18th & 19th centuries

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Howard Fisher

Email: howard.fisher@berkeley.edu

Hannah Frakes

Email: hannah_frakes@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: religious mysticism, psychoanalysis, feminisms, visual art, continental philosophy
Languages: German, English, Biblical Greek, French (beginning)

Ryan Frankel

Email: ryanfrankel@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Literature and Philosophy
Languages: English; French; Japanese
Periods: 20th Century

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Marlena Gittleman

Email: mgittleman@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Hemispheric American Studies, Global South, Feminisms, Dance and Performance, Translation
Languages: Spanish, English, Catalan, Portuguese, French
Periods: Late-19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century

Christián González Reyes

Email: gonzalezchris178@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Marxism; Critical Race Theory; Decolonial & Liberatory Theory & Praxis; Memory & Trauma Studies; Indigenous Cosmolectics; Critical Migration & Refugee Studies; Critical Ethnic Studies
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, & English
Periods: 20th & 21st Century Central American and Chicanx/ U.S. Latinx Literature

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Layla Hazemi

Email: lhazemi@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Performance Studies; Queer Theory; Cultural and Postcolonial Studies; Race and Performance; the musical
Languages: English, Japanese, Persian (Farsi)
Periods: 20th Century

Donna Honarpisheh

Academic Area: Aesthetics, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Theory, Transregional Modernisms, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture
Languages: Persian, Francophone, Anglophone
Periods: 20th and 21st Century

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Max Kaisler

Email: max_kaisler@berkeley.edu
Languages: English, German, Latin, Ancient Greek

Landon Kramer

Email: landon_kramer@berkeley.edu
Languages: French, Russian, Latin

Madeleine Kresin

Languages: Russian, English, French

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Dinah Lensing-Sharp

Graduate Student Instructor
Email: dinah_lensing-sharp@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: German Literature, French Literature, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Translation
Languages: German, French, Spanish
Periods: Late 19th and early 20th centuries

Alexander Lin

Email: ajlin@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Romantic/Post-Romantic literatures; poetics; Marxist theory; negative theology; psychoanalysis
Languages: German, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Latin
Periods: 18-20th century

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Cory Merrill

PhD Candidate
Academic Area: Literature and Philosophy; Charitable Rereadings
Languages: German, Russian, French, Dutch, English

Mary Mussman

Email: mary.mussman@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Victorian and Modernist literature; Sexuality and Gender Studies; Affect Theory; Psychoanalysis; Classical Reception
Languages: English, French, Ancient Greek, Latin
Periods: 19th–21st century British and French; archaic and classical Greek

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Rachel Park

Email: rachel.park33@berkeley.edu
Languages: Korean, French, Vietnamese
Periods: 20th and 21st Century

Tara Phillips

PhD Candidate
Academic Area: Food studies, Modernism, U.S., Latin American literatures
Languages: Spanish, with reading ability in Portuguese and French
Periods: 20th century

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Kyle Ralston

Academic Area: History of historiography, critical theory, intellectual history, philosophy of history, Roman history, classical reception, history & literature
Languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, German
Periods: Greek & Roman Antiquity, 19th Century Germany

Laila Riazi

Email: laila_riazi@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Critical Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Psychoanalysis
Languages: English, French, Arabic, Persian
Periods: 20th & 21st centuries

Gladys Rivas

Email: gladysrivas@berkeley.edu
Languages: Spanish, Russian, French (reading knowledge)
Periods: 20th/21st Century

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Christopher Scott

Academic Area: Psychoanalysis, Poetry and Poetics, Postwar Cinema, Critical Theory, Film Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Modern Greek Studies, Ritual, Loss and Mourning
Languages: English, Modern Greek, Italian, French
Periods: Modern

Thomas Sliwowski

PhD Candidate
Email: thom.sliwowski@berkeley.edu
Languages: German, Polish, French, some Russian
Periods: 19th and 20th century

Anna Spadafora

Languages: Italian, English, French (reading knowledge), currently studying Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic)
Periods: Modern and Contemporary

Haley Stewart

Email: haley_stewart@berkeley.edu
Languages: Spanish, French, English, German (reading knowledge)
Periods: 19th & 20th centuries

Kevin Stone

Candidate
Academic Area: Aesthetics, Critical Theory, Queer Theory
Languages: Major: English, German; Minor: French, Yiddish, Russian
Periods: 20th century

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Tessa Wood

Email: tessawood@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Latin American literatures; hemispheric American studies; cultural interaction with structural inequalities; the novel; transatlantic cultural exchange
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Catalan

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Madeline Zimring

Email: mzimring@berkeley.edu
Languages: French, German, English