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EDUCATION HISTORY

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN—Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2012—)

  •  Dual-Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of History

CORNELL SCHOOL OF CRITICISM & THEORY—Ithaca, NY, USA (Summer, 2014)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOLBristol, United Kingdom (2009—2011)

  • Degree: Master of Philosophy in Russian Literature.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO—Chicago, IL, USA (2005—2009)

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literature, graduated w/ honors

ADVISORY BOARDS / ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

  • Graduate Student Representative on the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) advisory board (Term: March 2015—March 2017)
  • Chief Organizer and Committee President for 19th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF) graduate conference—13-14 March 2015. Conference Title: “LEFTovers: What’s L/left of Literature & Critical Theory in the 21st Century?”
  • Seminar Co-organizer, American Comparative Literature Association annual conference (2016). Seminar Title: “The Flâneur, the Mapmaker, and the Nervous System: “Global Mexico” from the Fin de Siècle to the Narco Wars.”
  • Founder and Senior Advisor for the Enfield Tennis Academy at the University of Michigan (2016), a literary student organization inspired by the works of David Foster Wallace.

TEACHING / RESEARCH POSITIONS

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in the Department of English Language and Literature—University of Michigan

  • Course: ENGLISH 125 (Section 060): Writing and Academic Inquiry. Section Title: “What’s So Funny? Theorizing Comedy, Constructing Argument” (Fall 2013).
  • Course: ENGLISH 125 (Section 001): Writing and Academic Inquiry. Section Title: “Theorizing Comedy—Constructing Argument” (Winter 2014).

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in the Department of Comparative Literature—University of Michigan

  • Course: COMPLIT 100 (Sections 005 & 006): “Global Sports Cultures.” Instructor: Professor Santiago Colas (Fall 2014).
  • Course: COMPLIT 100 (Sections 002 & 006): “Global Vampires.” Instructor: Professor Tatjana Aleksić (Winter 2015).
  • Course: COMPLIT 122 (Section 001): Writing World Literatures. Section Title: “The Bug and the Bandana: Comedy and Pain in the Works of Franz Kafka and David Foster Wallace.”
  • Course: COMPLIT 122 (Section 003): Writing World Literatures. Section Title: “Welcome to the Monkey House: How Politics Becomes a Reality Show.”
  • Course: COMPLIT 122 (Section 201): Writing World Literatures. Section Title: “Welcome to the Monkey House: How Politics Becomes a Reality Show.”

PUBLICATIONS / CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Articles

Presentations

Bristol Biannual Modern Languages Conference—25 February 2010. 

  • Presentation Title: “Comic Worlds, Comic Characters in Gogol & Bulgakov”

UCLA Department of Comparative Literature 2014 Annual Graduate Conference—21 February 2014

  • Presentation Title: “Left Behind: Communicating Resistance in/beyond Mexico ‘before’ and ‘after’ the State”

Texas A&M University Hispanic Studies Annual Graduate Conference—21 March 2014

  • Presentation Title: “A War Cry and a Whisper: Radical Mexican Publications after the Revolution & the Communicative Project of the EZLN”

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Department of Political Science & Women’s Caucus Co-Sponsored Graduate Conference—11 April 2014

  • Presentation Title: “Breaking the Habit: Laughter, Rupture, and Embodied Subjectivity”

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference—26-29 March 2015

  • Presentation Title: “Mediaesthetics: Rewiring Rancière in Mexico”

Stony Brook University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Conference—4 April 2015

  • Presentation Title: “Conditions of Possibility: Media and Magonismo”

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) World History and Literature Initiative (WHALI) Professional Development Workshop—17-19 June 2015

  • Presentation Title: “Mexico Doesn’t Interest Me”

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference—17-20 March 2016

  • Presentation Title: “Inside the Exocerebrum: Media and the Mexican Mind”

FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS

  • Rackham Merit Fellowship (2012-2017)—Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
  • International Institute Individual Fellowship (Summer 2013)—University of Michigan
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2014)
  • University Honors—the University of Chicago
  • Odyssey Scholarship—the University of Chicago
  • Dean’s List—the University of Chicago