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Graduate Student Information

The American Comparative Literature Association has a larger share of graduate student members than most scholarly organizations, and an active graduate student membership. Graduate students participate in every aspect of the association, both directly and through their elected representatives.

Past Student representatives have included:

  • Ashna Ali, CUNY, Graduate Student Representative, 2019-2020
  • Akua Banful, Columbia University, 2018-2020
  • Emily Sibley, New York University, Graduate Student Representative, 2017-2019
  • Adhira Mangalagiri, University of Chicago, Graduate Student Representative, 2016-2018
  • Maximillian Alvarez, University of Michigan, Graduate Student Representative, 2015-2017
  • Jessica Hurley, University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2015
  • Michael Swacha, Duke University, 2012-2014
  • Fatma Tarlaci, University of Texas, Austin, 2012-2013
  • Marina Antic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011-2012
  • Chandani Patel, University of Chicago, 2009-2011
  • Atia Sattar, Pennsylvania State University, 2009-2011
  • Joshua Beall, Rutgers University, 2007-2009
  • Giovanna Montenegro, San Francisco State University, 2007-2009
  • Sara Armengot, Pennsylvania State University, 2005-2007
  • William Martin, University of Chicago, 2005-2007
  • Sabine Thuerwaechter, University of California - Riverside, 2003-2005
  • Matthew Russell, University of Texas at Austin, 2003-2005
  • Elizabeth Pallitto, Queens College, CUNY, 2001-2003
  • Adam Miyashiro, Pennsylvania State University, 2001-2003

Resources for Graduate Student Members

  • Graduate Student Travel Funds
  • The ACLA's Annual Meeting is an especially hospitable forum in which graduate students may share their work, often in close contact with established scholars in the discipline.
  • ACLA calls for papers and conference listing
  • ACLA resources page