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CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE GRADUATE STUDENTS


 

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

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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