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    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Krysten Voelkner

    Krysten Voelkner is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the department of English and Comparative Literature. Her primary interests reside at the intersection of environmental humanities and contemporary Latinx literature. Recent publications of hers can be found in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy. She is currently at work researching for her dissertation, which investigates the ways in which Latinx writers experiment with aesthetics of horror, dre … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Meleena Gil

    Meleena (they/she) is a PhD student and teaching fellow in the department of English and Comparative Literature also earning a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Meleena’s research focuses on contemporary LatinX literature and cultural production, queer theory, and the environmental humanities. They are interested in botanical epistemologies, ecological kinships, and futurity. Outside of academia, Meleena is a nature enthusiast, a friend of strays, and a celebrator of quirks and … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Anna Broadwell-Gulde

    Anna Broadwell-Gulde (she/her) is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research examines the influence of portraiture—painting and photographic—on modernist innovations in representations of consciousness. Prior to joining the English department, Anna lived and taught English in northern Brazil, where she fell in love with the people, culture, and dance. Through the LSP grant, she devel … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Carly Schnitzler

    Carly Schnitzler is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently writing a dissertation on the rhetorics and poetics of automation, her research and writing focuses more broadly on the intersections of rhetoric, experimental poetics, labor practices, and digital infrastructures. Her scholarly work has been published or is forthcoming in electronic book review, Textshop Experiments, The CE … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Chloe Hamer

    Chloe Hamer is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research centers around questions of collective memory, class, and political resistance in postcolonial Caribbean literatures, with a specific focus on the relationship between anti-global capitalist activism and literary form. Chloe’s dissertation aims to explore depictions of labor in contemporary Haitian and Haitian diasporic novels, examining the ways in which these novels make use of … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Eleanor Rambo

    Eleanor Rambo is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she specializes in 20th and 21st-century American and Russian-language literature. Her work explores how literature functions as a marker of identity, as well as cultural and economic systems’ influence on the novel. Her writing has appeared in the publications World Literature Today and The Common, and she is currently the Managing Editor of The Carolina Quarterly.

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    emilio Jesús Taiveaho Peláez

    emilio Jesús Taiveaho Peláez is a first-generation migrant and a PhD. student—in that order—through the Department of English & Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. As both poet and scholar, their work engages the intersection of aesthetic experience and political discipline, blending critical, creative, and archival inquiry. Focusing on 20th-century experimental poetry, their dissertation (tentatively titled Ojos de Hierba: Walt Whitman’s Children & t … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    James Cobb

    James Cobb is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research looks at the erasure of black subjectivity in contemporary fiction and the inherent difficulty of representing black life as both subject and object. He explores this relationship in evaluating the texts of Percival Everett and Paul Beatty through contemporary Social Ontology and Ordinary Language Philosophy.

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Jo Klevdal

    Jo Klevdal is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literatures where she studies 20th century literature. Her primary interests relate to various understandings of memory and their relationship to both language and image. For her current work, she examines the intersection of photography and literature in the early 20th century. Jo is originally from Colorado and holds a M.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Click here to check out Jo’s Writing in the Social Scienc … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Leslie Rowen

    Leslie Rowen is a third year PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. There, she focuses on 20th Century American Literature of War, especially soldier writings composed during wartime. In 2017, she received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. During her time at Bellarmine, she studied for a semester at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador, where she took classes in Spanish and Ecuador’s history. Between he … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Lindsay Ragle-Miller

    Lindsay Ragle-Miller is currently a first-year PhD student at the University of North-Carolina at Chapel Hill, who teaches ENGL 105, the introductory composition course. In research, Lindsay is interested in Medieval Studies, particularly through the lenses of Disability Studies and Queer Studies. She earned a BA in English with Teacher’s Certification from Eastern Illinois University in 2009. Even then, Lindsay was interested in Medieval Studies, as one of the first students to earn an interdis … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Marcy Pedzwater

    Marcy Pedzwater specializes in contemporary LatinX and Latin American Literatures. She is the Project Coordinator for LSP Graduate Teaching Initiatives. She provides instructional support to Graduate Teaching Fellows who wish to incorporate Latina/o Studies into their first-year writing courses and develops teaching resources for the Latina/o Studies Program. Her research focuses on the intersections of archive, gender, authoritarianism, and colonialism in Latin American and Latina post-dictator … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Mindy Buchanan-King

    Mindy Buchanan-King (she/her) is pursuing her Ph.D. in English Literature at UNC Chapel Hill and is a teaching fellow. Mindy is originally from Virginia and received her B.A. from Emory & Henry College and her M.A. from the College of Charleston. Her master’s thesis focused on Edith Wharton’s use of Romanticism in conceptualizing the artistic self in Hudson River Bracketed. Her graduate research is currently focused on questions of photography and medicine in late 19th-/early 20th-century U. … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Nicole Berland

    Nicole Berland (she/they) is a Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Chapel Hill, where she is currently completing a dissertation on narrative seriality in contemporary science fiction television. She is especially passionate about her teaching, for which she has earned four university teaching awards and two external grants. Her auxiliary interests in social justice, music, visual art, and Spanish language learning keep her busy with … Continued

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    Department of English and Comparative Literature

    Nikki Roulo

    Nikki Roulo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses primarily upon early modern literature and in particular, the intersections of poetics and performance, the fool figure, ballads and politics. Click here to check out Nikki’s Writing in the Social Sciences Unit Assignment, focused on Latina/o cultural practices.

    Graduate Teaching Fellow
    English and Comparative Literature

    Sejal Mahendru

    My research focuses on environmental justice in the Anthropocene. I am interested in the convergences in the fields of ecocriticism, post-colonial theory and global socioeconomics, to examine how the effects of climate change, displacement, toxic and electronic waste, and resource extraction are differentially experienced across the Global North and South. I am also interested in studying environmental advocacy through the intersections between art and activism in grassroots movements. I study g … Continued