Job Placement

UCLA Comparative Literature Professor Zrinka Stahuljak at the M. Heim Lecture

As of September 2017, the following list documents UCLA Comparative Literature PhDs currently working at (or affiliated with) educational institutions.

  • Ahmed, Ali Jimale (Ph.D. 1989), Chair / Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College & CUNY Graduate Center
  • Al-Mousawi, Nahrain (Ph.D. 2012), Assistant Professor of English, Balamand University, Lebanon
  • Amuka, Peter (Ph.D. 1986), Professor of Literature (Arts and Social Sciences), Moi University, Kenya
  • Anam, Nasia (Ph.D. 2016), Postdoctoral Lecturer (Writing Programs), Princeton University
  • Andary, Nezar (Ph.D. 2008), Professor of Humanities, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Arnold, Whitney (Ph.D. 2012), Director of the Undergraduate Research Center, UCLA
  • Austin, Kelly (Ph.D., 2005), Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Chicago
  • Badejo, Diedre (Ph.D. 1985),  Professor of English and Chair, Pan-African Studies Department, Kent State University
  • Beltran, Rosa (Ph.D. 1992), Literary Studies Faculty, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Bertonneau, Thomas (Ph.D. 1990), Affiliated Faculty, Oswego State University of New York
  • Blustein, Rebecca (Ph.D. 2007), Academic Advisor, UCLA
  • Bogdanou, Christina (Ph.D. 2004), Director of the Basil P. Caloyeras Center for Modern Greek Studies, Loyola Marymount University
  • Bogost, Ian (Ph.D. 2004), Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
  • Boss, Joyce (Ph.D. 1995), Professor of English, Warburg College
  • Boyadjian, Tamar (Ph.D. 2010), Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature, Michigan State University
  • Burney, Fatima (Ph.D. 2016), Postdoctoral Researcher, SOAS, University of London
  • Bush, Christopher (Ph.D. 2000), Professor of French and Italian, Northwestern University
  • Chahinian, Talar (Ph.D 2008), Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University (Long Beach)
  • Chaochuti, Thosaeng (Ph.D. 2008), Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
  • Chi, Ta-wei (Ph.D. 2006), Assistant Professor of Taiwanese Literature, National Chengchi University, Taipei
  • Chiesa, Laura (Ph.D. 2005), Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, State University of New York (Buffalo)
  • Christensen, Matthew (Ph.D. 2002), Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas, Pan American
  • Christova, Elena (Ph.D. 1993), Director of Special Sessons, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Cohen, Simchi (Ph.D. 2014), English Teacher, Harvard-Westlake School
  • Cooper, Pravina (Ph.D. 2005), Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University (Long Beach)
  • Djobadze, Irene (Ph.D. 1978), Professor, UC San Diego (Retired)
  • Douzjian, Myrna (Ph.D. 2013), Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley
  • Dramé, Kandioura (Ph.D. 1984), Professor of French and African Literatures, University of Virginia
  • Dromi, Dalia (Ph.D. 2000), Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University
  • Edwards, Magdalena (Ph.D. 2007), Writer/translator for Paris Review, Boston Review, El Mercurio, and LA Review of Books
  • Eisel, Erik (Ph.D. 1997), Management education for ARCO, AMPM, BP, and the University of Pheonix
  • Egejuru, Ohanuel (Ph.D. 1973), Professor Emeritus of English, Loyola University (New Orleans)
  • El Shakry, Hoda (Ph.D. 2012), Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University
  • Farzaneh, Milani (Ph.D. 1979), R.J. Nelson Professor & Chair, Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures / Women, Gender & Sexuality, University of Virginia
  • Feldman, Leah (Ph.D. 2013), Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
  • Felipe, Lisa (Ph.D. 2013), Director, UCLA Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC)
  • Ferlito, Susanna (Ph.D. 1993), Professor of French and Italian, University of Minnesota
  • Fieni, David (Ph.D. 2006), Writing Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Fisher, Carl (Ph.D. 1992), Chair of Comparative Literature and Classics, Cal State (Long Beach)
  • Fu, Hongchu (Ph.D, 1995), Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Washington & Lee University
  • Gabra-Khasay, Marian (Ph.D. 2010), Director of Professional Development Advising, UCLA
  • Gabriel, David (Ph.D. 2005), Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, Yale University
  • Gallou, Claire (Ph.D. 2005), French Faculty, Phillips Andover Academy
  • Ghandour, Sabah (Ph.D, 1994), Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of Languages, Balamand University (Lebanon)
  • Gladfelder, Hal (Ph.D. 1993), Professor of English, American Studies, and Creative Writing, University of Manchester, UK
  • Gourgouris, Stathis (Ph.D. 1990), Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, Columbia University
  • Grobbel, Michaela (Ph.D, 1995), Professor of German, Sonoma State University
  • Grubber, Karen (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas (Austin)
  • Grumberg, Karen (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor of Hebrew Studies, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • Gully, Jennifer (Ph.D. 2009), Lecturer of German Studies, William and Mary
  • Hahn, Timothy (Ph.D. 2014), English Faculty, Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School
  • Halim, Hala (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University
  • Halloran, Vivian (Ph.D, 2002), Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University
  • Ho, Tamara (Ph.D. 2005), Associate Professor Gender and Sexuality Studies, UC Riverside
  • Hopkins, Rebecca (Ph.D 2008), Lecturer in English, John Hopkins University
  • Huang, Yibing (Ph.D. 2001), Professor of Chinese, Connecticut College
  • Huang, Yu-Ting (Ph.D. 2015), Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
  • Hui, Barbara (Ph.D. 2010), Software Developer at California Digital Library
  • Izadpanah, Hedayat (Ph.D. 1981), Affiliated Faculty in English, Moorpark College
  • Jackson, Spencer (Ph.D. 2013), Postdoctoral Fellow (ARC Center for the History of Emotions), University of Queensland, Australia
  • Jenkins, Joseph (Ph.D. 2004), Research Associate and Lecturer in Law and Education, UC Irvine
  • Jeong, Kelly (Ph.D. 2003), Associate Professor, Korean Studies & Comparative Literature, UC Riverside
  • Karabaş, Seyfi (Ph.D. 1974) Professor, Middle Eastern Technical University (Turkey)
  • Karni, Rebecca (Ph.D. 2010), Assistant Professor, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Roger Williams University
  • Kernan, Ryan (Ph.D. 2007), Assistant Professor of English, Rutgers University
  • Keshishyan, Lilit (Ph.D 2013), English Faculty, East Los Angeles College
  • Khanna, Neetu (Ph.D. 2011), Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
  • Kinjo, Hiromi (Ph.D. 1999), Lecturer in Japanese/Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA Extension
  • Kramer, Nicolas (Ph.D. 2009), Visiting Professor, Lewis and Clark College
  • Kruse, Jens (Ph.D. 1982), Professor Emeritus of German, Wellesley College
  • Leddy, Annette (Ph.D. 1985), Collector of Archives (American Art), Smithsonion Institution
  • Lehman, Peter (Ph.D. 2013), Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, Comparative Literature, UCLA
  • Lee, Jin-Kyung (Ph.D 2000), Professor of Korean and Comparative Literatures, UC San Diego
  • Linda, Dana (Ph.D 2017), Executive Operations and Content Strategy, Menlo Ventures (San Francisco)
  • Long, LaShonda (Ph.D. 2006), English Faculty, Phillips Andover Academy
  • McKenna, Irene (Ph.D. 1978), Professor of English (Retired), California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • McKenna, Teresa (Ph.D. 1980), Associate Professor Emerita of English, University of Southern California
  • McLoone, Katherine (Ph.D. 2012), Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, Cal State Long Beach
  • Mehrez, Samia (Ph.D., 1985), Professor, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo
  • Ming, Feng-Ying (Ph.D. 1999), Lecturer, California Institute of Technology
  • Mirmotahari, Emad (Ph.D. 2008), Associate Professor of English, Duquesne University
  • Mukhopadhyay, Indra (Ph.D 2008), Associate Professor, Writing Programs, University of Southern California
  • Murray-Roman, Jeanine (Ph.D. 2008), Assistant Professor of French and Spanish, Florida State University
  • Naved, Shad (Ph.D. 2013), Assistant Professor, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University (Delhi)
  • Niculescu, Luminiţa (Ph.D. 1981), Faculty of German Language, Bucharest University (Romania)
  • Nisonsen, Evan (Ph.D. 1999), CEO and President, Epsilen (K-12 E-learning)
  • Niżyńska, Joanna (PhD. 2002), Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University
  • Okawa, Rachel (Ph.D. 2010), Adjunct Faculty (English), California State University, Long Beach
  • Older Aguilar, Sarah (Ph.D. 2009), Humanities Faculty, Vistamar School
  • Paasonen, Aino (PhD. 1976) Professor of Humanities, Northwestern and Antioch Universities
  • Palmer, Lisa (Ph.D. 1998), Professor of English, Canada College
  • Paulson, Linda (Ph.D. 1984), Associate Dean and Director, MLA (Master of Liberal Arts) Program, Stanford University
  • Pazargadi, Leila (Ph.D. 2012), Assistant Professor, Department of English, Nevada State College
  • Pickens, Theri (Ph.D. 2010), Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, Bates College
  • Pireddu, Nicoletta (Ph.D. 1996), Professor of Italian, Georgetown University
  • Popham, Shelby (Ph.D. 1988), Faculty UCLA Writing Programs
  • Rahmani, Sina (PhD. 2015), Visiting Lecturer, Comparative Literature, UCLA
  • Ray, Chelsea (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor of French Language and Literature, University of Maine
  • Rodriguez Drissi, Susannah (Ph.D. 2012), Visiting Assistant Professor, Hemispheric American Studies, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Rutter, Itala (Ph.D. 1977) Professor of Italian, University of Michigan (Retired)
  • Sanchez–Gonzalez, Lisa (Ph.D, 1995), Professor of English, University of Connecticut
  • Scholick, Jennie (Ph.D, 2016), Associate Director of Audience Engagement, San Francisco Ballet
  • Shaw, Christopher (Ph.D. 2012) Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer at Long Beach City College, CSU Long Beach
  • Shih, Shu-Mei (Ph.D. 1992), Professor, Comparative Literature / Asian Languages and Cultures / Asian American Studies, UCLA
  • Siassi, Guilan (Ph.D. 2011), Assistant Professor, Department of French, University of Southern California
  • Sides, Kirk (Ph.D. 2014), Assistant Professor of World Literatures at the University of Bristol, England
  • Smith, Irena Auerbach (PhD. 1995), College Admissions Palo Alto
  • Smith, Jordan (Ph.D. 2010), Associate Professor of International Humanities, Josai International University, Japan
  • Soong, Micheline (Ph.D. 1999), Affiliated Faculty, Hawaii Pacific University
  • Ssensalo, Bede (Ph.D. 1978), Professor of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach
  • Sternberg, Ricardo (Ph.D. 1978), Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto
  • Stocking, Damian (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Department, Occidental College
  • Swartz, Wendy (Ph.D 2003), Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, Rutgers University
  • Szeto, Mirana May (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
  • Tahani-Bidmeshki, Amy (Ph.D. 2012), Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies, Occidental College
  • Taufer, Alison (Ph.D. 1988), Professor of English, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Thompson, Douglas (Ph.D. 1989), Head, Peninsula High School, Meno Park
  • Thornton, Bruce (Ph.D. 1983), Professor of Classics and Humanities, Fresno State University
  • Townsend, Julie (Ph.D, 2001), Johnston Center Professor, University of Redlands
  • Tucker, Kathryn (Ph.D 2007), Assistant Professor of English, Nevada State College
  • Van Deventer, Allison (Ph.D. 2011), Freelance Editor (Medford, Massachusetts) / Lecturer, Harvard University
  • Velcic, Vlatka (Ph.D. 1995), Professor of Comparative Literature, California State University, Long Beach
  • Viers Andronico, Carole (Ph.D 2008), Academic Coordinator, UC Paris
  • Von Hofe, Erin (Ph.D. 2009), Visiting Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College
  • Wang, Ban (Ph.D. 1993), Professor of Asian Languages and Comparative Literature, Stanford University
  • Wasif Khan, Maryam (Ph.D. 2013), Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
  • Wen, Patrick (Ph.D. 2005), Lecturer, Scandinavian Section, UCLA
  • Wu, Chien–Heng (Ph.D. 2013), Assistant Professor of Film and Comparative Literature, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Yoon, Duncan (Ph.D. 2014), Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, NYU
  • Zapata-Whelan, Carol (Ph.D. 1993), Professor of Spanish American literature, California State University, Fresno