EMMANUELLA AMOH is currently a Fourth-Year Ph.D. in the Department of History at Purdue University. Her research interests include African, African American, and Diaspora African history.
KEERTI ARORA is a PhD student and instructor in the department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She researches articulations of race, gender, and sexual expression in inter-racial and inter-ethnic relational contexts in 20th and 21st century US-based and transnational literature. Her interests include race and embodiment, critical phenomenology, and women of color feminism.
Hailing from suburban Ohio, LIZ BENDER (she/her) is a UX researcher/designer and writer who grounds her research in social equity and environmental sustainability. She is an MA in English and MS in Information Science candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. It is her belief that the most imperative work is often performed locally, with a global mindset.
CLARICE A. BLANCO is a doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Borders Rhetorician whose scholarship focuses on the rhetorical studies of physical and metaphysical borders, language, culture, identity, LatCrit, and Women of Color feminism.
ABIGAIL BURNS (she/ they) is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Their research interests include feminist studies, queer theory, antiracism rhetoric and practice, critical whiteness studies, and creative writing.
AASHKA DAVE (she/her) is a third year PhD student in Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill and an affiliate at UNC’s Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.
ALICEN DAVIS (she/her) is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. In her work on medieval English literary traditions, Alicen considers how proto-medical sexual discourses inform religious enclosure and mystical experience.
DANIEL DAWER is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. A former teacher, he is interested in how neoliberal education reforms affect K-12 school organizational conditions, teachers’ work, and community participation in school governance and decision making.
ISAAC DWYER (they/them) is an M.A. student in the Department of Asian Studies, where they work on Urdu-Hindi literature and South Asian Islam. Their research lies at the intersection of trans* studies and Shi’i cultural production on the subcontinent. They call both the island of Hawaiʻi and the city of New Orleans home, living and working in Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian in addition to Urdu-Hindi. They hold a B.A. in Literature and Spanish from Bennington College.
HALEY EAZOR (she/hers) is a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research broadly focuses on contemporary US poetry and poetics, environmental studies, feminist theory, and cultural studies.
KATHLEEN FIELD is a doctoral candidate in the Program for Comparative Literature. Their research theorizes the relationship between environment and systems debt production, working with queer and female-authored texts from the circum-Caribbean
CLAIRE FITCH is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Geography and the Environment at UT Austin. Her research examines how virtual reality technology produces ideas of human-environment relations within the context of contemporary technocapitalism and climate crisis and explores how virtual worlds exist in relation to the material Earth they are entangled with.
REYNA FLORES (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the college experiences of students from the south Texas borderland region and students from farmworker backgrounds.
NINA GARY (she/her) is a third-year PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies medieval literature of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries with a particular focus on representations of Jewishness, antisemitism, and colorism in English and French vernacular writings. She earned her BA in English and History from Marquette University and her MA in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
HOLLY GENOVESE is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at UT Austin and a 2021 alum of the LARB Publishing workshop. Much of their work focuses on artistic and literary responses to incarceration and their dissertation, “The South Got Something to Say: Aesthetic Resistance to Incarceration in Black South” focuses on artistic, literary, and musical modalities of resistance to mass incarceration in the Black South. Her journalism and criticism have been published in Teen Vogue, The Washington Post, Jacobin, Avidly, Electric Literature, Wild Greens Mag, and many other places.
DEBJYOTI GHOSH is an Indian human rights lawyer and a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Asian Studies in Africa at the University of Pretoria, and he is interested in political citizenship, gender minorities and society formation.
KEVIN M. GIBBS is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies postwar American fiction, with a focus on the literature of the Vietnam War and the works of Denis Johnson.
ALI GUNNELLS (she/her) is a third-year student in the dual-degree master’s program in Information Studies and English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include digital rhetorics, narrative, and archival theory. She is currently working on several projects that examine narrative techniques in aural storytelling formats such as podcasting.
APURVA GUNTURU (she/her/hers) is a J.D. candidate at the University of Texas School of Law, a graduate affiliate of the Center for Asian American Studies, and a graduate affiliate of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights. She is interested in issues of labor and migration, identity formation, and land/environmental sovereignty.
TRISTAN HANSON is a PhD student and Assistant Instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include theories of space and place, field methods, visual rhetorics, and new materialisms.
KIMBERLYN HARRISON is a doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of interest include Science and Technology Studies (STS), cybernetics, new media, and political theory. She employs archival, textual, and computational methods in her research.
ALHELÍ HARVEY is a PhD candidate in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at UT Austin where she researches and teaches about Latinx cultural landscapes, US Latinx and Mexican art and architecture, and literary urbanism. Her dissertation looks at the role of tourism and other industries in shaping the built environment in what is today New Mexico. She has published commentary ranging from how adobe architecture helps us rethink our relationship to the built world, Bad Bunny’s set design and spatial imagination in Intervenxions, and migrant nostalgia on YouTube in Not From Here. She has presented her work at the Latin American Studies Association, Modern Languages Association, and Society of Architectural Historians annual conferences.
HARTLYN T HAYNES (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies and a graduate research assistant at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the intersections of political economy and memory politics in HIV/AIDS memorials in the United States.
NEVILLE HOAD is an associate professor of English and co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. He authored African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization (Minnesota, 2007) and co-edited (with Karen Martin and Graeme Reid) Sex & Politics in South Africa (Double Storey, 2005). He is writing a book on the literary and cultural representations of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.
CINDY-LOU HOLLAND is a graduate student in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the impact of relationality on the the way we understand the rhetorical situation in general, and the scene of education in particular.
ALEXANDER HOLT is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He works to develop interdisciplinary understandings of trauma, resistance, and Blackness by engaging with ideas and scholars at the theoretical and methodological intersection of Sociology, Black Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Psychology. Through collaborations both within and outside academia he seeks to deconstruct carceral logics while fostering spaces for critical engagement between students, instructors, and local communities. Holt received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in French and American Ethnic Studies from Wake Forest University in 2020.
HANNAH HOPKINS (she/her) is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies data cultures, environmental rhetorics, and digital ecologies. Hannah has been involved in the Review for four years. This is her first year as a Senior Editor.
I. B. HOPKINS is a playwright, teacher, and PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and Michener Fellowship and has worked as a critic for Sightlines, an Austin arts magazine. His research explores the aesthetics of historical drama and adaptation in depictions of the US south(s).
SARDAR HUSSAIN is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Anthropology at UT Austin. A socio-cultural anthropologist, Sardar’s research interests include: place, body, affect, the ordinary, everyday life, heritage, and the city in the global South. His dissertation focuses on how the ongoing cultural gentrification in the Inner/Old City of Lahore, Pakistan is affecting the sense of place and rhythm and flow of everyday life for its long term residents.
ISABEL IBÁÑEZ DE LA CALLE is a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT Austin. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from NYU. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and theater. She is interested in interrogating the intersection between gender, religion, and conservativism representations in contemporary literature and film in Mexico and Mexican American communities.
ALEXANDREA KEITH (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Northwestern University. She studies 20th century Black cultural politics and history in the United States, United Kingdom, and English-speaking Caribbean; her research interests include Black arts activism, Black Power, and racial liberation politics. Prior to attending graduate school, she with majors in History and African and African American Studies from Dartmouth College.
SHEYDA AISHA KHAYMAZ is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the modern and contemporary art of North Africa. Their research focuses on expressions of indigeneity in art and explores the nexus of Amazigh artistic production and language sovereignty movements across North Africa and diaspora.
KERRI KILMER is a first-year student in the MSIS/MA English dual-degree program. Her research interests lie in archives, public and academic librarianship, bibliography, life-writing, and Victorian studies – especially through a feminist lens. She has a special interest in the life and works of George Eliot.
DA YE KIM is a PhD candidate in Cinema Studies at New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. Her research interests include interactive media, virtual reality, Asian American cinema, transnational cinema and Korean media culture. She has been working as a freelance film translator since 2014. She has also produced two autobiographical video projects on her transnational experience.
HANEUL LEE is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Her research interest concerns the production, circulation, and consumption of informal media as a form of care by sociopolitical minorities within and through digital and non-digital platforms in Asia. Her writing about Hong Kong protests in a life simulation game and other digital spaces is forthcoming in the anthology, Made in ASIA/AMERICA. She recently finished a short documentary 24/7, which is about one 24-hour period of a small grocery store in Brooklyn, where a revolving roster of migrant workers supplies ongoing labor under a round-the-clock market system.
YUGE MA (she/her/hers) is a M.F.A. in Theatre student with a specialization in performance as public practice at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research and creative practice focus on art and theatre that deal with themes recurring in marginalized populations, such as pain, refusal, neglect, and unmentionable love. Originally from China, Ma holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Dramatic Literature from New York University.
AMARAINIE MARQUEZ (she/her) is a second-year student in the dual degree master’s program in English and Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests lie in museums, public and academic librarianship, Latinx literature, poetry and poetics and the Gothic.
JACK MURPHY (He / They) is a first-year PhD student in English Literature at UT Austin. His research broadly focuses on 19th century British and French literature with specific interests in prison writing, queer theory, and decadence.
CHRISTOPHER NDUBUIZU is a fourth-year PhD Candidate in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. His research explores the racialization and quality of life of Black African migrants in the United States. In his spare time, Christopher enjoys reading and traveling.
KETURAH NICHOLS is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work interrogates the intersections of race, gender, grief and disability in Young Adult fiction by Afro-Caribbean women writers.
OZICHI OKOROM is a PhD student in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin and multimedia visual artist. Her research and artistic practice are concerned with black femme performance, technology, and racial-sexual-visual economies.
GIULIA OPREA is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to an earlier A.A. in Political Science, they received both their B.A. and M.A. in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton. Giulia’s research is concerned with exploring the contradictions of technology. Pushing past the binary arguments of “technology is good” or “technology is bad” their research is interested both in how it reproduces social power structures and serves as a tool of social control and oppression, but also in what technology’s liberatory possibilities might be. In particular, her research looks at how these ideas are reflected in science fiction and speculative fiction. What do these stories tell us about our anxieties, contentions, and hopes about technology and our relationship to it? How might we learn from these stories and how might they help us reimagine alternative, radical, and liberatory futures?
F. JOSEPH SEPÚLVEDA ORTIZ (he/him) is Assistant Professor of English at St. Olaf College. He specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century comparative Caribbean and Latinx literature and culture, transnational Hispaniola, and queer-of-color critique.
ETYELLE PINHEIRO DE ARAUJO is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Graduate Program in Language Studies of Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research focuses on discursive practices within contemporary social movements, activists’ identity and their relationships with police violence, and race and gender issues.
OLAYOMBO RAJI-OYELADE is a PhD student in the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the ways Africans and African immigrants navigate themselves as racial bodies in the world through fashion, technology, Black aesthetics and performances.
AUTUMN REYES (she/they) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas, Austin. Their research interests include legal rhetoric, critical race theory, and algorithmic law. Their current work hopes to explore the intersection of racial identity, political institutions, and inequality.
ANDREA LUCRECIA RICHARDSON (she/they) is an artist, writer, educator and anthropologist from Memphis, Tennessee. She is a first-year PhD student in Africa and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In her research, she explores resistance, healing strategies, and Black feminist epistemologies, especially as these are articulated in spiritual practices throughout the African diaspora. Her bachelor’s degree is in anthropology and hispanic studies. She taught Spanish and African-American History in public and public charter schools in her hometown of Memphis for five years before moving to Austin for graduate school. In her spare time she likes to watch animated series and take pictures of her cat, Bean.
WESTON RICHEY is a writer and second-year PhD student in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin. Before UT, they earned an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University–Newark. Weston’s interests include genre theory, speculative fiction, queer theory and LGBT+ studies, disability studies, and portrayals of love in literature.
ANA A. RICO (she/her) is a first-year graduate student in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. She was born and raised in the El Paso/Juarez border and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is interested in Latin American and US Latino librarianship.
JOSEPH L. ROJAS, JR. is a second-year MA student in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. They specialize in queer urban studies in Brazil, particularly in the Northeast and outside of metropolitan areas. Their current research examines the spatial practices of young queer and trans femmes in Sobral, Ceará.
DEBARATI ROY is a fifth-year graduate student at the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin. She works at the intersections of contemporary literature and film, animation and film formal theory, ecocritical theory, critical disability theory and critical theories of race, affect and sentience.
HENRIK JARON SCHNEIDER (he/him/his) obtained his B.A. and M.A. in American studies from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. As a Ph.D. student at UT Austin, his research focuses on the intersectional histories of paleontology, fossil resource extraction, and the dinosaur in the American imaginary. More broadly, he is interested in the cultural history of the geosciences and how settler colonialism informs knowledge production, dispossession, and environmental degradation.
PATRICK SUI is a third-year dual degree student in English and Information Studies. He mainly works in digital humanities & computational methods. He spends most of his time thinking about how literary studies could uniquely contribute to AI research about language models. Meanwhile, he maintains a strong interest in British modernism, poetry/poetics, and all kinds of theory.
SARAH FRANKIE SUMMERS is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at UT Austin. Her dissertation research examines the relationship between ritual, identity, and the body among musical communities in the United States.
AMBER TAYLOR is a fourth-year PhD student in Comparative Literature, where she studies labor history, transnational solidarity movements, and muralism.
AMANDA TOVAR (they/them) is a Rio Grande Valley native—born and raised. They received their BA and MA from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Mexican American Studies. They are currently in their third year as a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin in American Studies. Their academic research primarily focuses on the intersection of sexual violence and colonialism in the Rio Grande Valley, feminist epistemologies and chisme as a lifeline. In the spirit of their homeland, they also focus on South Texas identity formations via agriculture (namely the grapefruit), the creation of borders, and the practice of ancient philosophies in Latinx communities. Lastly, for fun, Amanda studies American tween television, popular culture, and the creation of “monsters” and how they relate to capitalism.
SAM TURNER (she/her) is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Sam works with feminist and embodied rhetorics, queer(ed) theory, life writing and bedroom texts, and affect, mess, and viscerality.
NISHANT UPADHYAY is a PhD Candidate in Asian Cultures and Languages at UT Austin and his research focuses on rise of neo-nationalism and its impact on South Asian societies, Islam, religious studies, literature, politics, and philosophy.
MICHAEL VACLAV is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interests are Early Modern and Restoration England with a focus on the theatre and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.
ANGELA VILLAMIZAR (she/her/ella) is a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, in the field of Bilingual/Bicultural Education. She received her BA in International Relations and Non-Governmental Organizations & Social Change from the University of Southern California before earning her Master’s in Education from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include the mental health of teachers of color, teacher activism and conceptions of care, and advocacy through bilingual education.
ALEX VOISINE (he/they) is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT Austin. Their research focuses on the intersections between exile, settler colonialism, queerness, gender, and race in 20th and 21st century Mexico.
PAIGE WELSH is a PhD student within the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin. She has published poetry in publications such at The Yalobusha Review and book reviews in The Los Angeles Review of Books.
COURTNEY WELU (she/her) is a dual master’s student in English and Information Studies at UT Austin. Her research interests include queer archival practices and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
ERIN N. WHEELER (she/her) is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at UT Austin. After graduating from Davidson College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies, Erin came to UT in 2017 to pursue research on Indigenous language and music traditions in Puelmapu (Argentina). Erin’s research explores the ways in which music serves as a tool for language revitalization and relates to political and social movements among Indigenous Mapuche-Tehuelche communities.
TRENT WINTERMEIER is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant for the AudiAnnotate project, where he is contributing his work, “Annotating a Duality of Spaces in Muriel Rukeyser’s The Speed of Darkness,” to the upcoming SpokenWeb Digital Anthology. Additionally, Wintermeier is focusing on making audio collections more accessible for teaching as a Digital Scholarship intern at LLILAS Benson.
ALI EREN YANIK is a first-year doctoral student in the University of Texas at Austin’s Comparative Literature Program. His scholarly aspirations originated at his alma mater Bogazici University in Istanbul. He worked for the Consulate of Mexico in Istanbul for a year before undertaking further academic enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin. As a Kurdish intellectual, his academic interests have always been in dialogue with his interests in politics. Ali is currently working on twentieth- and twenty-first-century Turkey and Latin America, minority literatures and questions of transnational indigeneity, literary criticism surrounding minoritarianism, anti-neoliberal voices in literature, and Marxist theory.
NANJUN ZHOU (she/her) is a fourth-year PhD student in the program of Comparative Literature at UT Austin. Working in Chinese, English and German, her dissertation project approaches the international woodcut movement around 1900 from a cultural studies and material culture perspective.