Spencer Robins

Published: November 4, 2021

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Spencer Robins is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department. His research focuses on narratives of collective action and worldmaking in response to environmental change. He has also worked as a writer and researcher on projects with the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). His writing has appeared in the Paris…

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Amber L. Katherine

Published: May 14, 2018

Professor, Philosophy, SMC Amber L. Katherine is a professor of philosophy at Santa Monica College.

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Michael Cohen

Published: May 4, 2018

Associate Professor, English, UCLA Michael Cohen is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UCLA, where he teaches and studies the literature of the transatlantic nineteenth century. His work focuses on poetry between roughly the 1790s and the 1890s, primarily in the United States, but also across the broader English-speaking world. He is most…

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Benjamin Court

Published: April 2, 2018

Lecturer, Music & Musicology, UCLA Benjamin Court is a musicologist, educator, critic, and musician living in Los Angeles and Lecturer in the Departments of Music and Musicology at UCLA. Benjamin’s research explores the politics of musical amateurism and expertise through a synthesis of material history, continental philosophies of knowledge, and critical theories of epistemology. He…

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Comfort Azubuko-Udah

Published: April 2, 2018

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Comfort Azubuko-Udah is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at UCLA. She is primarily interested in the environmental justice and the politics of storytelling, especially as it concerns global grand narratives that impact the natural environment. Her research is in African Literature, eco-criticism, and postcolonial theories. She has also worked on UCLA’s…

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Isabelle Lin

Published: March 21, 2018

Graduate Student, Linguistics, UCLA I am a graduate student in Linguistics at UCLA. I study how we hear and track sound patterns in our native language and foreign languages. I wish to learn about strategies to better include students from diverse backgrounds. I draw, read and write when not working.

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Nedda Mehdizadeh

Published: March 16, 2018

Lecturer, Writing Programs, UCLA In May 2013, Nedda Mehdizadeh earned her Ph.D. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with an ​emphasis on early modern trade and travel. She has also earned an M.A. in English at GWU (2008) as well as a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2004). Her research…

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Jeremy D. Smoak

Published: March 16, 2018

Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA Jeremy D. Smoak is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He teaches courses on biblical literature, classical Hebrew, Israelite religion, and the history of Jerusalem. He was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award by UCLA in 2016. His recent monograph The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture: The Early…

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Chris Mott

Published: March 16, 2018

TA Coordinator & Full-Time Lecturer, English, UCLA Chris Mott has been the TA Coordinator in the English Department since 1995. In that time, TA Training has grown from a few scattered workshops to a rich curriculum aimed at preparing tomorrow’s faculty and maintaining and improving the quality of undergraduate instruction at UCLA. In addition, since…

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Calvin Normore

Published: March 16, 2018

Distinguished Professor, Philosophy, UCLA Calvin Normore is Brian P. Copenhaver Professor of Philosophy, UCLA, Emeritus Macdonald Professor of Moral Philosophy, McGill University, and Honorary Professor of Philosophy, the University of Queensland. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and former President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association….

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