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CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE GRADUATE STUDENTS


 

evren

Evren Akaltun
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2007-present
MA, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2011
BA, English, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000
Areas of interest: 20th Century Turkish literature, transnational studies, World Literature, psychoanalysis, travel literature.
 

sophia

Sophia Basaldua
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2013 to present 
MA, English, Clemson University, 2013
BA, English, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2011
Areas of interest: representations of cities in literature, urban studies, space and place, postcolonialism, early twentieth century, Buenos Aires, New York, and Paris, the novel as a genre, modernism, cosmopolitanism, the metropolis.

brock

Marcus Brock
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2010 - present
MCM, Communication Management, University Of Southern California
BA, American Literature & Culture, Minor: Political Science, University of California Los Angeles
Areas of interest: Visual Culture, Afrofuturism, Media & Communications, Gender and Sexuality, Arts Education, Subcultures, Media & Communications, Post-Colonialism, Constructs of Race, Sartorial Symbolism, Queer Studies, Social Justice.

Elaine Cannarella

Elaine Cannarella

clinton

Greg Clinton
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2012 - present
MA, Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2005
BA, Philosophy, College of Wooster, 2001
Areas of Interest: medical humanities, literature of the Anthropocene, apocalyptic literature and culture (esp. zombies), Prepper culture, architecture of safety, history of science and laboratory design, epidemiological mysteries.

kim

Kimberly Coates
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2014 - present 
MA, History and Literature, Columbia University, 2014
BA, English, Santa Clara University, 2009
Areas of Interest: French and Francophone Literature, Feminist and Gender Theory, Queer and Existential Fiction, Psychoanalytic Theory, Buddhism.

jamie

James Cohen
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2015 - present
MA, Comparative Arts and Culture, Hofstra University, 2010
BA, Television Production, Hofstra University, 2004
Areas of Interest: Media archaeology, cultural anthropology, web television, memes and visual languages, digital media literacy, media studies.

Anne Deger

Anne Deger
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2012 - present
B.A., Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland
Areas of Interest: Media studies; internet and social media; history of science; media archaeology; digital communications.

maggie

Magdala Desgranges
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2014 - present
MA, Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville
BA, Media Studies and English, Hunter College
Areas of Interest: African Diaspora Literature and Film, Postcolonial Theory, Transnational Literature, Memoirs, Visual Art, Media Studies, Documentaries.

desmond

Theresa Desmond
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2009- present
MS, Criminal Justice, Long Island University 2008
MA, English, Long Island University, 1990
MA, Spanish, SUNY Albany,1988
BA, SUNY Albany, 1985
Areas of Academic Interest: Modernism, feminism, post-colonial theory, literature and the law.
Professional Interests: teaching composition, education opportunity programs, working with the under-represented students, creative writing.

dylan

Dylan Godwin
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2011-present
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia
M.A., English, University of California at Davis
Areas of interest: Poetry and poetics.
 

michelle

Michelle Ho
 
PhD, Cultural Analysis and Theory, Concentration in Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2012-present
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, 2014
M.A.S. Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Concentration in Information, Technology and Society in Asia (ITASIA), University of Tokyo, 2012
B.A. (Hons) Literature in English, National University of Singapore, 2007
Areas of interest: affect theory, queer theory, Japanese popular culture, genders and sexualities in East Asia.
 

doug

Douglas Hong
 
Ph.D, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2012 - present
MA, English, UC Santa Barbara, 2008
BA, English, UC Berkeley, 2001
Areas of interest: Politics and aesthetics, critical theory, literature, technology and human subjectivity.

elin

Elín Björk Jóhannsdóttir
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2016 – present 
MA, Comparative Literature, University of Iceland, 2014
BA, Comparative Literature, University of Iceland, 2011
Areas of interest: body studies, feminism, women's and gender studies, the novel.

kampff

Joseph Kampff
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2015 – present
MA, English, Stony Brook University, 2015
BA, Liberal Arts, The New School, 2012
Areas of interest: late-20th century to contemporary world literature; the relationship of literature to empathy, ethics, and justice; the history of literary theory.

hyosun

Hyosun Lee
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2015-Present
MA, German Literature, Seoul National University, 2006
BA, German Literature and English Literature, Seoul National University, 2004
Areas of Interest: Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Immigrant Literature, Translation Theory, Deconstruction, Diaspora, Cinema and Film Theory.

Jing Li

 
Jing Li
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2016-present
MA, Art Theory, Nanjing University, 2012
BE, Automation, Jiangsu Normal University, 2009
Areas of Interest:  popular culture, subculture, feminist theory, critical theory, postcolonialism, women and cinema.

Yang Li

 
Yanling Li
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2016 - present
MA, English Language and Literature, Beijing Language and Culture University, 2015
BA, English, Beijing Language and Culture University, 2010
Areas of Interest: Contemporary Chinese Literature, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Transnational Studies, Japnese pop culture, Fan Culture.
 

pi ju

 
Pi-Ju Liang
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University , 2013-present
MA, Cinema Studies, New York University
BA, Film Production, Shih Hsin University (Taiwan)
Area of Interest: East Asian Cinema, National Cinema, Globalization and  Transnationalism, Colonial and Postcolonial Theories.
briana
Briana Martino
martinobri@gmail.com

PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2008-present
BA, Communications, New Media, Simmons College, 2002
BA, Clinical Psychology, Tufts University, 2000
Areas of Interest: Feminist Cultural Studies, Queer & Disability Theory, Madness Studies, Transversality, Temporality, Institutional Analysis, Social Movements, Documentary.

Divya Menon


PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2012-present
MA, Visual Culture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010
BA, Art History, Smith College, 2006
Areas of interest: Melancholia, Modernity, Romanticism, German Idealism, Nineteenth-Century Literature and History, Marxism.

joana

Joana Moura
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University (ongoing)
MA, Comparative Literature, SUNY Stony Brook, 2011
BA, Germanic Languages and Literatures (German, English), King's College London, 2008
BA, Journalism, Emerson College, 2002
Areas of Interest: 20th-century German and Austrian Literatures, Postwar German Cinema, Translation Theory and Theories of Authorship/Translatorship.

eva

Eva Nagase
 
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2007- Current
MA, Cultural Anthropology, Stony Brook University
MA, Museum Studies, Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta
MA, Japanese Pedagogy, Columbia University

sarah

Sarah Paruolo
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2008-present
MA, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2012
Graduate Certificate in Women's & Gender Studies, 2012
BA, English, Bates College, 2005
Areas of Interest: US & Caribbean Latina/o Literatures and Cultural Productions, Female Subjectivities, Latinidad, Queer of Color Critique, Bodies/Embodiments,Urban Spaces & Places, Decoloniality, and Feminist Pedagogies.

mark

Mark Pingree

PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2014-present
MSc, Philosophy, London School of Economics, 2009
BA, Philosophy, University of Utah, 2007
Areas of interest: Critical theory, philosophy of science, intersection of philosophy and literature, continental philosophy, ecocriticism, psychoanalysis, Russian and Soviet literature, emancipatory politics, speculative realism/object oriented ontology.
ken
Kenneth Pinion
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2015-Present
MA, English-Film Studies, North Carolina State University, 2015
BA, English, Minor: Film Studies, Armstrong State University, 2013
Areas of Interest: Film Studies; Queer Media Cultures; New Queer Cinema; AIDS Activist Media; AIDS Cinema; Queer Historiography; Gay Pornography; Porn Studies; Moving Image and Media Archaeology; Theories and Notions of the "Archive"; and Feminist Film Theory.

marley

Marley Rosner
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2013 – present
MA, American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
BA, American Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Areas of Interest: nostalgia and collective memory, cultural studies of media and technology, material culture, sound studies, media theory, history of technology, American culture.

joy

Joy C. Schaefer
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2011-present
Graduate Certificate, Women's & Gender Studies, Stony Brook, 2013
MA, French Studies, NYU, 2010
BA, English and French, Aquinas College, 2005
Areas of interest: ​European & American cinemas; postcolonial/transnational film & feminist theories; North African/French crossings; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; politically engaged theories of affect & emotion.

elizabeth

Elizabeth Schmermund
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2012 -present
BA, English Literature and Creative Writing, Hofstra University (Honors College)
MFA, Fiction Writing, The New School
Areas of interest: Arabic Literature, Islam and Representations of Islam in The US, French Post-Colonial Studies, Critical Theory, Women's Studies and Feminist Theory.

ryn

Kathryn Silverstein
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2013 -present
BA, Film Studies, Muhlenberg College, 2011
Areas of Interest: detective fiction, epistemologies of concealment and disclosure, queer theory, film and media theory, reception studies, fandom studies, literary studies, Jewish studies.
 

brent smith-c

Brent Smith-Casanueva
Bsmith888@gmail.com

PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2011- present
MA, Cultural Studies, University of New Mexico, 2011
MA, Communication, University of Central Florida, 2006
Areas of Interest: Marxist, Postcolonial and Queer Theory; Science Fiction and Fantasy Television and Film; Continental Philosophy and Social Theory; History of Media Technologies; Globalization and Transnationalisms; Punk Rock Subcultures; New Media and Social Movements.

strang

Brent Strang

PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2011- present
MA, Film Studies, University of British Columbia, 2010
BA, Film Studies, University of Alberta, 2007
Areas of Interest: design and culture of media technologies, social media, STS apparatus theory, media archaeology of the home entertainment zone, masculinities in american cinema/television.

beth

Beth Tsai
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2010 - present
MFA, Media Study, SUNY at Buffalo
MA, Film Studies, SUNY at Buffalo
BA, English, National Central University, Taiwan
Areas of Interest: Transnational theory, East Asian cinemas, film festivals, experimental films, cinema in the gallery.

melis

Melis Umut
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2013-present
MA, Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
MA, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
BA, Social and Political Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Areas of interest: Turkish, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern Cinemas, Masculinity Studies, Art Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Psychoanalysis.

sofia varino 

Sofia Varino
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2010-present
MA Cultural Studies, Art and Philosophy Certificate, Stony Brook University, 2014
MA, Theater Studies, City University of New York
BA, Writing, Middlesex University, London UK
Dissertation Title: "Vital Differences: Indeterminacy & the Biomedical Body"
Areas of interestbody studies; history & philosophy of the life & health sciences; critical immunologies; feminist science studies; new materialisms & materialist philosophies; ‎environmental theory; visual & material culture; aesthetics. 

veronica

Veronica Uribe A. 
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2010 - present
MA, Design Studies, Parsons the School of Design 2013 - 2015
BA, Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru 2002 - 2008
Areas of interest: Design Studies, Visual Culture, Consumer Studies, Media studies and  Media Archeology, Communication, Gender Studies, Latin America Studies, Social Justice and Politics of representation.

khuram

Khuram Waseem
 
MA, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2016 - present 
MA, English Literature, Pakistan, 2005 - 2006
MDiv, Pakistan, 2001 - 2005
Areas of interest: Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Pakistani and Indian literature, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory in the Bible.

simone

Simone West
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2013–present
MA, Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University, 2013
BA, English, Kent State University, 2010
Areas of Interest: The Spatial Humanities, Experimental and Non-representational Geographies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist and Queer Theory, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and Practice.

sajad

Sajad Soleymani Yazdi
 
PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, 2016 - present
MA, English Literature, Kharazmi University of Tehran
BA, English Language and Literature, University of Tehran
Areas of interest: 12th - 14th Century Persian poetry, contemporary Persian theater, dramatic theory, death and literature.

claire

Claire Yu
 
PhD, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2011-present
MA, Comparative Literature, UC Riverside, 2005-2007
Areas of Interest: East Asian Cinema, Colonial and Postcolonial Theories.
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