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Dailihana Alfonseca

November 21, 2022

Dailihana Alfonseca is a Puerto Rican and Dominican-Northern American writer in a Southern World. Her Afro-Caribbean origin serves as the inspiration for both her research and her written works. She is currently attaining her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature … Continued

Izzy Howard

November 21, 2022

Izzy Howard (they/them) researches ambiguous and deceptive language in Medieval literature and how this ‘promiscuity’ of meaning can be read as queer. Their readings focus on the textual body and its relation to the physical body: how the textual corpus … Continued

Maya Berry

October 19, 2022

A third-generation Cuban American, Maya J. Berry is a dancer, performance scholar, and social anthropologist. She brings a Black feminist approach to her research on race, gender, and the Black political imagination in Havana, Cuba. Her first book, tentatively titled … Continued

Ylce Irizarry

October 5, 2022

My research areas include all things Latinx, including Chicanx and Latinx and cultural production, Hispanic transnational literatures, Caribbean historical fiction, Visual Rhetorics, and Testimonio. Generally, I am interested in what and why: what representations of Latin@ experience look like and … Continued

Gabriela Valdivia

May 9, 2022

Gabriela Valdivia is a professor in the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill and Assistant Dean at Honors Carolina.    Gabriela is a feminist political ecologist examining the relationship between resources and socio-environmental inequities. Her research and teaching focus on how … Continued

Nicole Berland

April 26, 2022

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 … Continued

Anna Broadwell-Gulde

April 26, 2022

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 … Continued

Sejal Mahendru

December 7, 2021

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 … Continued

Meleena Gil

December 7, 2021

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 … Continued

Mindy Buchanan-King

December 7, 2021

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 … Continued