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Ph.D. Graduate Representative, 2015-2017

Co-Director, Brandeis University Writing Center, 2017-

Second Year Symposium Co-Organizer

Courtney Pina Miller

Ph.D. – Fourth Year

M.A. English Literature, Loyola Marymount University, 2014

B.A. American Literature and Culture, UCLA, 2011

Research Interests:

Transatlantic modernism; working class studies; critical race theory; representations of white trash culture and servant characters in literature, television, and film

Primary Advisor:

Professor Dave Sherman

Presentations:

“De-Periodizing Urban Spaces.” NeMLA, Annual Convention. Baltimore, Maryland. March 2017. Panel Co-Chair.

 “The Lazy and Toothless Anse Burden: Examining White Trash in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.” Center for Study of Working Class Life: How Class Works Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, NY. June 2016.

Publications:

“The Downstairs Domestic: Servant Femininity in Downton Abbey.” Exploring Downton Abbey: Critical Essays on the Television Series. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Academic Press. (Forthcoming Fall 2016).

Awards:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, 2015-2016

Gloria Safier Endowed Fellowship in English and American Literature, 2015-2016

Gloria Safier Endowed Fellowship in English and American Literature, 2014-2015

Courses Taught:

UWS: White Trash, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017                  

We are Historic: Skills for College and Career Success, Fall 2016

Academic Oral Communication, Gateway Scholars Program, Summer 2016

(TF) Representing Poverty, Caren Irr, Spring 2016

(TF) Introduction to Literary Studies, William Flesch, Spring 2016

(TF) Sex and Race in the American Novel, Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Fall 2015

(TF) Bollywood, Ulka Anjaria, Spring 2015

Favorite Work:

Mrs. Dalloway

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