Alumni

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Christine Abbott (PhD A&S 2001) is an associate professor of English and the Director of the Writers' Center at LaRoche College. 
Dilruba Ahmed’s debut book of poems, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2010 Bakeless Prize for poetry. Ahmed (BA A&S 1997) has published in Blackbird, Cream City Review, New England Review, and Indivisible: Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. In Fall 2011, she will begin teaching in Chatham University's Low-Residency MFA program, and in Spring 2012 she will teach creative writing at Widener University as part of the Distinguished Writers Series. She is a graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers.
Rane Arroyo (PhD A&S 1994) published two plays and ten books of poetry including the award-winning volumes The Singing Shark (1996) and The Portable Famine (2005). His work has been included in the Heath Anthology of American Literature and garnered many an award, including the Pushcart Prize, the Carl Sandburg Poetry Prize, the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Prize, and the Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award in Poetry. He was a professor of English and Creative Writing at University of Toledo up until his death in 2010.
Nathalie op de Beeck (PhD A&S 2003) is an associate professor of English at Illinois State University. Her publications have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and Children’s Literature Quarterly. 
Lynn Casmier-Paz (PhD A&S 1997) is an associate professor of American Literature and Theory at University of Central Florida. Her work on literacy and slave narratives has been published in journals such as Biography and Southern Cultures. 
Jennifer Cotter (PhD A&S 2004) won a research fellowship at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women in 2008. She is an assistant professor of English at William Jewell College. 
Jennifer Keating-Miller (PhD A&S 2008) published Language, Identity and Liberation in Contemporary Irish Literature (Macmillan, 2010), which won the 2010 Michael Durkan Prize for Best Book in Irish Language and Culture from the American Conference for Irish Studies. She is currently the assistant director of Undergraduate Research & National Fellowships at Carnegie Mellon University. 
Patrick Mullen (PhD A&S 2002) is an assistant professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston. His work on Irish and English culture and politics has been featured in Critical Quarterly and Public Culture. 
Richard Purcell (PhD A&S 2008) is an assistant professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, has been published in Critical Quarterly, and worked as a correspondent for National Public Radio. 
Patricia Saunders (PhD A&S 1999) won a Ford Foundation Grant in 2002 to develop the Latin American Studies program at Bowdoin College where she was an assistant professor of English. Her first book, Alien-Nation and Repatriation: Translating Identity in Caribbean Anglophone Literature, came out in 2007 (Lexington Books). She is now an associate professor of English at University of Miami. 
Jennifer Schell (PhD A&S 2006) is an assistant professor of English at University of Alaska. Her work on American multicultural literature has appeared in journals such as Early American Literature and Southern Quarterly. 
Judy Suh (PhD A&S 2004) is the director of Undergraduate Studies at Duquesne University. Her first book, Fascism and Antifascism in Twentieth-Century British Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan), was published in 2009. 
Elayne Tobin (PhD A&S 2003) is the director of the Global Liberal Studies program at New York University where she won the Liberal Studies Chamber of Deputies Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. 
Stephen Tumino (PhD A&S 2008) published Cultural Theory After the Contemporary (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). 
Anastasia Ulanowicz (PhD A&S 2006) is an assistant professor of English at University of Florida. Her work on trauma, memory, and intertextuality in children’s literature has appeared in American Imago, Children’s Literature, and Children’s Literature Quarterly.