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Marcy Pedzwater

September 21, 2023

Marcy Pedzwater is an Instructional Designer at Vanderbilt University. With over five years of experience teaching and working in higher education, Marcy is passionate about creating and supporting high-quality learning experiences for students. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, she worked for … Read more

René Marzuk

August 23, 2023

Rene Marzuk is a first-year graduate student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and a Royster Fellow at UNC. He is interested in literary articulations of marginalized identities as well as in literary instances of emergence, widely defined. … Read more

Ryan Carroll

August 17, 2023

Ryan Carroll is a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature and a Program Assistant with the Latina/o Studies Program. He researches nineteenth-century information culture and literary theory

Rose Steptoe

May 10, 2023

Rose Steptoe is Ph.D. candidate, teaching fellow, and film scholar in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the intersection of feminist authorship and cinematic depictions of body horror. … Read more

Joshua Cody Ward

May 10, 2023

Joshua Cody Ward specializes in Literature of the American South, African American Literature, and Chicanx literature, especially across the 20th century. He is a Digital Content Coordinator for the Latina/o Studies Program, a member of the Thomas Wolfe Society Board of Directors … Read more

Victoria Valle

May 10, 2023

Victoria Valle is a Digital Content Coordinator for the Latina/o Studies Program. Her interests include the Digital Humanities, Speculative Fiction, and Latina/o literature, specifically Mexican-American literature and authors from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. She recently participated … Read more

Dailihana Alfonseca

November 21, 2022

Afro-Caribbean-American writer Dailihana Alfonseca is currently working on her master’s in Health Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture continues to amplify marginalized perspectives through her writing and … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more