Cailey Hall

Published: November 14, 2018

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Cailey Hall is a PhD candidate in the English department at UCLA. Her research takes place at the intersection of British Romanticism, environmental and medical humanities, and critical food studies. Cailey’s dissertation, “Visceral Romanticism: The Literature and Culture of Digestion” argues that the bowels are the Romantic period’s paradigmatic organ: a…

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Kathryn Cai

Published: September 5, 2018

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Kathryn Cai is a Ph.D. candidate in English at UCLA whose research explores connections between narratives of individual bodily states and broader sociopolitical and environmental conditions. Her interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century and Asian American literature, critical health humanities, environmental humanities, and disability studies. Her dissertation, “Affective Imaginations of Adaptation: Navigating…

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Lane Igoudin

Published: September 5, 2018

Associate Professor, English and ESL, Los Angeles City College Lane Igoudin, M.A., Ph.D., is Associate Professor with the English/ESL Department of Los Angeles City College, where he teaches ESL as well as Linguistics courses. Dr. Igoudin has extensive curriculum development experience, including seven years of service as the English Department’s sole representative on the campus…

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Rhona Blaker

Published: September 5, 2018

English, Glendale Community College Rhona Blaker is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the English Division at Glendale Community College, where she also serves as the Coordinator of Contextualized Teaching and Learning for the campus. She enjoys teaching Freshman Composition and the Literature of Baseball at GCC, and spends the summer months working with the School of Theater of the…

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Karime Parodi Ambel

Published: September 5, 2018

Graduate Student, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Karime Parodi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. She studies representations of sexual violence, bias against women victims of sexual assault, and the relationship between law and literature. EPIC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project “Queering Latin American Studies”

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Ying Wang

Published: September 5, 2018

Graduate Student, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA Ying Wang is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. She specializes in fiction, drama, and material culture in late imperial China. Currently she is working on her dissertation, “Constructing Patients: Medical Narratives in Late Imperial Chinese Vernacular Fiction.” Other areas of…

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Sarah Kareem

Published: September 5, 2018

Associate Professor, English, UCLA I am an Associate Professor of English specializing in eighteenth-century literature. My research focuses upon the feelings and attachments that readers and critics imagine literature producing—both in the eighteenth century and today. My first book, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder (Oxford, 2014), recovered wonder as a key conceptual category for understanding…

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Preston S. McBride

Published: September 5, 2018

Graduate Student, History, UCLA Preston S. McBride is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department at UCLA. As a quantitative historian of American Indian experiences interested in the history of medicine, Preston’s current scholarship focuses on disease in federal American Indian Off-reservation boarding Schools from their creation in 1879 through the so-called 1934 Indian New…

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Lillian Lu

Published: September 5, 2018

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Lillian Lu is a doctoral student in the English Department whose research examines the oft-gendered and racialized category of innocence in 18th– and 19th-century British literature. This year, she serves as co-coordinator of the 18th-century/Romantics Working Group. She received a B.A. in English with a minor in Film Studies from Tufts…

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Hyunjung Chi

Published: September 5, 2018

Graduate Student, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA Hyunjung Chi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing in the history of psychiatry in Korea from 1950s-70s. She received her B.A. in History from UC Davis and M.A. in Sociology from Seoul National University.  

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