Tamara Levitz

Published: September 6, 2017

Professor, Musicology, UCLA Tamara Levitz is a Professor of Comparative Literature and Musicology at UCLA, who specializes in literary and musical modernism. In 2012 she completed a major 654-page monograph, Modernist Mysteries: Persephone, in which she presented a micro historical analysis of the premiere by Ida Rubinstein of André Gide’s and Igor Stravinsky’s melodrama Persephone on 30 April 1934. That book…

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Isaac Gimenez Garcia

Published: September 6, 2017

Graduate Student, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Isaac Gimenez has a degree in Translation and Interpreting and is a current doctorate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. His research interests include contemporary Brazilian poetry and representations of rural Brazil. He approaches his teaching using an intersectional framework that acknowledges the different identities and…

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Zachary Biondi

Published: September 6, 2017

Graduate Student, Philosophy, UCLA Zachary Biondi is a third year graduate student in the Philosophy department. Most of his projects focus on the ethical implications of new technologies, like machine intelligence.

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Liz Galvin

Published: August 29, 2017

Lecturer, Writing Programs, UCLA Liz Galvin has taught ESL and Composition at UCLA since 2007. She has a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA. Her teaching and research interests are educational equity, writing for multilingual students, and writing assessment.

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Jennifer White

Published: August 29, 2017

Graduate Student, Philosophy, UCLA Jennifer White is a graduate student in the philosophy department and one of the founders of MAP at UCLA, a local chapter of a national organization committed to increasing diversity in the discipline. She has an MA in philosophy from SFSU and a BA from UC Berkeley. Her research areas include…

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Angelina Del Balzo

Published: August 29, 2017

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Angelina Del Balzo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English and a member of the 2017-2018 Collegium of University Teaching Fellows. Her dissertation is called “Furbish’d Remnants: Literary Adaptation and the Orient, 1660-1837,” parts of which have been published in SEL Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Her teaching interests…

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Stephen C. Tobin

Published: August 14, 2017

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Stephen C. Tobin is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Department who teaches Spanish at all levels, with recent focus on teaching Heritage Speakers. His recent upper-level courses –Spanish American Science Fiction, a panoramic overview of major movements, works and authors of the genre from…

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David MacFadyen

Published: August 14, 2017

EPIC Faculty Co-Director and Professor of Comparative Literature David MacFadyen is the author of multiple books on the history of Slavic literature and music, specifically the popular traditions of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Professor MacFadyen, as a reflection of these wide interests, holds positions both in the Comparative Literature and Musicology Departments at UCLA. His…

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Carla Suhr

Published: August 14, 2017

Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Dr. Carla Suhr focuses her academic work on the interaction between culture, language, and cognition as a way to improve cross-cultural communication. She has worked in the field of Spanish linguistics and experiential learning for the past 13 years at organizations such as Universidad Complutense de Madrid and University of New Haven. She…

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Elisa Meyer

Published: August 14, 2017

Associate Professor, English, SMC After graduating from Claremont Graduate University with a MA in Film and Literature in 2005, Elisa Meyer taught developmental and transfer-level composition at several community colleges stretching from Ventura to Orange County. Since 2015, she has been teaching full-time at Santa Monica College and loving the opportunity to focus on student…

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