Recent Graduate Alumni

Our graduate alumni have devised all sorts of different career paths for themselves post-graduation. From academia and optometry to foreign service, office administration and architecture, our impressive doctoral and master's alumni take their second language proficiency with them wherever they go.

Fall 2017-present

French

  • Cynthia A. Jones, “North Atlantic monstrosity: Cultural embodiment of nostalgia and progress in nineteenth-century French and Québécois literature” (Professor Christian Flaugh), February 2018.
    Current position:  Full-time lecturer, Department of World Languages and Cultures, SUNY Fredonia.
  • Laure Bordas-Isner, Héroïnes ou criminelles:  Représentations de la subversion feminine dans la littérature française du xviie siècle” (Professor Amy Graves Monroe), February 2017.
    Current position: Assessment Specialist, Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Spanish

  • Gregory Przybyla, Shifting cartographies: transformations of urban space in buenos aires, 1920-2001” (Professor Justin Read), September 2017.
    Current position:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish,Villanova University, Villanova, PA.
  • Alberto Monteagudo Canales, "Body and posthegemony in Spain: Affect, habitus, and multitude in contemporary Spanish novels” (Professor Colleen Culleton), September 2016.

 

Spring 2016

Spanish

  • Yu-Ju Hung, “Tense and aspect in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish: Contrasts manifested in the Mandarin translation of Javier Maria’s Corazón tan blanco” (Prof. Jorge Guitart), February 2016.
  • Tanya Farnung-Morrison, “The Andalusian Faces of Spanishness: Myth, Icons and Identity in Andalusian Theatre of the Second Republic, ” (Prof. Colleen Culleton), May 2016.
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish and French, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV.

French

  • Isabelle Fournier, “La Considération éthique des ȇtres non humains dans la  science-fiction québécoise,”(Prof. Jean-Jacques Thomas), May 2016.
    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada.
  • Nicole Bojko, “Architectures of Angst: Spatial Poetics in 20thCentury Existential Literature,” (Prof. Jean-Jacques Thomas), May 2016.
    Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, French, Chaffee College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
  • Dany Jacob, “Psychoanalyse du dandy comme anti-dox: cessation, contestation, dysfonctionnement culturel dominant,” (Prof. Jean-Jacques Thomas)May 2016.
    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI.
  • Lena Marilee Taub, “Towards an Aesthetics of Movement: Body, Language and Space in Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Literature,” (Prof. Christian Flaugh), May 2016.  
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, California State University/Bakersfield, CA.

Spring and Summer 2015

Spanish

  • Reyna Vergara, “The Omnipotence of Ideology: The Struggle for Redemption in La Divina reclusa (1938), Respuesta a Sor Filotea (1691), and El Periquillo sarniento (1816)” (Prof. Margarita Vargas), May 4, 2015. 
    Current Position: Foreign Language Department Chair, The Gow School, South Wales, NY.
  • Andrea Peréz-Mukdsi, “The Music of Silence: Neobaroque and Exile in the Narrative of Julio Cortázar” (Prof. David Castillo), May 11, 2015.
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of North Georgia.
  • Jesús Muñoz Merchán, “La mirada barroca: Opacidad y transparencia” (Prof. David Castillo), June 22, 2015.
    Current position: Adjunct Instructor, SUNY Brockport.
  • Michael Martínez-Raguso, “(De)forming Woman: Images of Feminine Political Subjectivity in Latin American Literature, from Disappearance to Femicide” (Prof. Justin Read), July 20, 2015.
    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Colby College, Maine.
  • Laura Arribas Tome, “The Paradox of Pilgrimage: Cultural Representations of the Camino de Santiago in Contemporary Spain” (Prof. Colleen Culleton), August 10, 2015.
    Current Position: Spanish Teacher, Nichols School, Buffalo.

Spring 2014

Spanish

  • Beth A. Kuberka, “Modes of Reproduction: Gender, Subjectivity, and Familial Relations in Southern Cone Literature since 1950” (Prof. Justin Read) May 2nd 2014.
    Current Position: Spanish Teacher, Queen of Heaven School, West Seneca, NY.
  • Sarah A. Hart, “Loss of the Old Spanish -udo participle: A Corpus Based Study” (Prof. Jorge Guitart) May 12th 2014.
    Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, D’Youville College.
  • Brian Philips, “Social Illness Embodied: Pícaros, Converts and Free Women in the Literature of the Golden Age” (Prof. David Castillo) Jun 30th 2014.
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, Jackson State University, MS.

French

  • Olivier Le Blond, “Homosocialité francophone: écriture identitaire dans la littérature contemporaine du Maghreb arabo-musulman” (Dr. Christian Flaugh) March 27th, 2014. 
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, University of North Georgia.
  • Aubrey Kubiak, “Love and Labor: Representations of the Female Body in Québécois Literature from 1882-1970” (Prof. Christian Flaugh) May 15th 2014.
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.

Fall 2014

French

  • Valerie Hastings, “Les Formes de L’Humain.  Volatilité des Frontières dans le Roman Francophone Autofictionnel Contemporain” (Prof. Jean-Jacques Thomas) November 11th 2014. 
    Current Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, University of North Georgia.