to our doctoral alumnae and alumni on their new academic positions.
In Fall 2020, Ali Rahman (PhD, Spring 2020) joined the University of Pennsylvania as Lecturer in the Critical Writing Program.
Upon completing a two-year postdoc fellowship at Southern China University of Science and Technology in August 2020, Inez Xingyue Zhou (PhD, S 2017) was offered a tenure track position as Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies at Sun Yatsen University in China, where she will work mainly in the Program of English Language and Literature and will participate in the development of the field of translation and Portuguese.
In 2019-21, Alvaro Luna (PhD, S 2019) is a PostDoctoral Fellow at the University of Limoges, working under the direction of prominent scholars of popular fiction Jacques Migozzi and Loic Artiaga) and the DETECt project: “Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives”. Bozhou Men (PhD, M 2019) is a postdoctoral Fellow at Fudan University, China.
In Fall 2018, Katie Kelp-Stebbins (PhD, S 2014), previously Assistant Professor of English at Palomar College, moved to the University of Oregon as Assistant Professor of Comics and English.
Michael Grafals (PhD, S 2017) is full-time Lecturer in English at Florida International University in Miami.
Silvia Ferreira (PhD, 2016) joined the University of Washington Bothell as full-time Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Kuan-yen Liu (PhD, 2016) is full-time lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
Kristie Soares (PhD, 2015), who was Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture in the Spanish Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, moved to the University of Colorado, Boulder as Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies in January 2018.
Claudia Yaghoobi (PhD, 2013) moved from Georgia State College and University to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as Assistant Professor of Persian Studies; as of Fall 2020, she is Associate Professor of Persian Studies.
Lisa Swanstrom (PhD, 2008) moved from Florida Atlantic University to the University of Utah as Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities.
Heartfelt congratulations to all on their moves and achievements.