Graduate Students

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Nicole Adair

Email: nicolejones@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities
Languages: Italian, French, English, German
Periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary

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Erin Bennett

Email: ebbennett@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Anglophone, Francophone, Italian Novels, Trauma Theory, Feminist Theory, Feminist Pedagogy
Languages: French, Italian, Hindi, Tamil
Periods: 20th- and 21st-century

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

Alex Brostoff

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

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Keru Cai

Languages: Chinese, Russian, French, Classical Chinese

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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Donna Honarpisheh

Academic Area: Postcolonial Studies, Critical Theory, Critical Race Studies, Critical Memory Studies, Cultural Studies, Oceanic Studies
Languages: Persian, Francophone, Anglophone
Periods: 20th and 21st Century

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Taylor Johnston

Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Student Instructor
Email: taylorjohnston7@berkeley .edu
Academic Area: American literature; Italian film & thought
Languages: Italian, French, Spanish
Periods: 19th, 20th, & 21st centuries

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Max Kaisler

Email: max_kaisler@berkeley.edu

Maya Kronfeld

Email: mayak@berkeley.edu
Languages: English, French, Hebrew

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Emily Laskin

Email: laskin@berkeley.edu
Languages: Russian, English, Persian, French, German
Periods: 19th and 20th centuries

Dinah Lensing-Sharp

Graduate Student Instructor

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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: Queer and Feminist Theory, Affect Theory, Victorian literature, Modernism, Psychoanalysis, Classical Reception, Sociology
Languages: English, French, Ancient Greek, Latin
Periods: 19th–21st century British and French; archaic and classical Greek

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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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Laila Riazi

Email: laila_riazi@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Postcolonial Studies, Ecocriticism, Queer & Feminist Theory, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory
Languages: English, French, Arabic, Persian
Periods: 20th- and 21st-century

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Jocelyn Saidenberg

Academic Area: Creative Writing, Poetry and Poetics, Critical Theory, Linguistics, Psychoanalysis
Languages: Ancient Greek, Latin, English, Spanish

Simona Schneider

Email: simona.schneider@berkeley.edu
Academic Area: Poetics, Film Theory & Production, Lyric Theory, Critical Theory
Languages: English, Russian, French, Arabic with reading ability in German, Italian, Spanish
Periods: Modern & Contemporary

Christopher Scott

Academic Area: poetry and cinema; gender and sexuality; psychoanalysis and critical theory; time and temporality
Languages: English, Modern Greek, Italian, French
Periods: modern and contemporary

Thomas Sliwowski

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

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