Graduate Students

Marta Cerreti

Marta Cerreti

PhD student, Italian (Modern Languages & Literatures)

MA, University of Sapienza/University College Dublin; BA, University of Sapienza

Research Interests: philosophy of identity and recognition, comparative studies, gender studies, narratology, women’s writing


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Yuyi Chen

PhD student, Anthropology

MA, University of Chicago, MA, Northwestern University; BA, Nankai University

Research Interests: mental illness, ethics, care, linguistic anthropology, media and technology, China


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Rhiannon Clarke

PhD student, Spanish (Modern Languages & Literatures)

BA, Whitman College

Research Interests: Southern Cone literature, trauma and memory studies, visual media, film and graphic narrative


Kathe Erichsen

Käthe Erichsen

PhD student, German (Modern Languages & Literatures)

BA/MA, Wayne State University

Research Interests: decolonization of German literary canon, Black-German Studies, poetics and creative writing, philology, women’s & gender studies


Bradley Harmon

Bradley Harmon

PhD student, German (Modern Languages & Literatures)

MA, University of Washington; BA, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: German and Nordic studies; phenomenology and existentialism; philosophies of time, truth, and translation; environmental studies, materiality, corporeality; feminist, queer and intersectional theory


Jonas Stark Johnson

Jonas Stark Johnson

PhD student, Anthropology

BA, Brown University

Research Interests: martial training, self-defense, private security, populism, Christianity, identity, sovereignty, ethics, political organizing and new media, United States (American South)


Francisco Perez Marsilia

Francisco Perez Marsilia

PhD candidate, Spanish (Modern Languages & Literatures)

MA, Yale University; MA, Northern Illinois University; BA, University of Navarra

Research Interests: interplay of race, origins, diaspora, and literature in the Caribbean


Lauren Mushro

Lauren Mushro

PhD candidate, Spanish (Modern Languages & Literatures)

BA, Boston College

Research Interests: comix, zines, and graphic narrative representations of political trauma and historical memory in Spain, Portugal, and Brazil, contemporary art, media theory, film studies


Manon Page

Manon Page

PhD candidate, French (Modern Languages & Literatures)

MA, Michigan State University; BA, Lycée Descartes/Université François Rabelais

Research Interests: discourse and counterculture, France in the 1960’s and 1970’s, care and vulnerability, social media, history and representation of witches and witchcraft


David Patterson

David Patterson

PhD student, Spanish (Modern Languages & Literatures)

MA, Baylor University

Research Interests: 20th- and 21st-century Southern Cone literature, migration, and human rights


Marco Pomini

Marco Pomini

PhD student, History of Art

MA, Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa); BA/MA, University of Pisa

Research Interests: Christian sacred images (with focus on Early Modern period); history of the body; history of the senses; history and theory of cinema


Silvia Raimondi 

Silvia Raimondi 

PhD student, Italian (Modern Languages & Literatures)

BA/MA, University of Roma Tre

Research Interests: modern and contemporary Italian literature and cinema, women’s and gender studies


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Verónica Ríos Saavedra

PhD student, Spanish (Modern Languages & Literatures)

BA, Universidad de Lima

Research interests: national identity, memory studies, indigenous archives, film studies, audiovisual representation of Amazonian culture, found footage


Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor

PhD candidate, Comparative Thought & Literature

BA, Yale University

Research Interests: Media theory and history; animation and new media; Japanese cinema and literature; comparative film theory; philosophies of technology; history, philosophy, and aesthetics of artificial life


Julien Tribotte

Julien Tribotté

PhD student, French (Modern Languages & Literatures)

BA/MA, Ecole Normale Supérieure/Sorbonne (Paris)

Research Interests: Contemporary French literature and cinema, film aesthetics and theory, writing, documentary