Alumni News

2006-2007 Alumni News

Tanya Agathocleous (PhD 2003), an assistant professor of English at Yale University, published an article on teaching world literature in Pedagogy with Karin Gosselink (PhD 2006).

Eric Gary Anderson (PhD 1994), an associate professor of English at George Mason University, published an article on the Atlanta child murders in a PMLA special issue on cities.

Vinessa Anthony (BA 1995) published her short story “Detour” in the January 2006 issue of Void magazine.
Alex Bain (PhD 2004) will join the faculty at the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor of English.

David Bartholomae (PhD 1975), professor and chair of the English department at the University of Pittsburgh, won the 2006 Examplar Award given by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). His book Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching received the 2005 Mina Shaughnessy Prize given by the Modern Language Association.

Danielle Bobker (PhD 2007) will join the faculty at Concordia University as an assistant professor of English.

Max Cavitch (PhD 2001) published American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman and was promoted to associate professor of English with tenure at the University of Pennsylvania. He will be a fellow at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities during the next academic year.

Barbara Crooker (BA 1967) published her poetry collection, Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press first book competition, and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize.

Ann C. Dean (PhD 2000), an assistant professor of English and the director of the college writing program at the University of Southern Maine, published an article on newspapers and court culture in eighteenth century London in ELH.

Soyica Diggs (PhD 2006), after a year of postdoctoral work at Stanford University, will join the faculty at Dartmouth University as an assistant professor of English.

Joshua Fausty (PhD 2004), an assistant professor of English at New Jersey City University, received tenure in 2006. As assistant chair of English, he coordinates the composition program; he also serves on the editorial board of Transformations.

Karin Gosselink (PhD 2006), a lecturer in English at Yale University, published an article on teaching world literature in Pedagogy with Tanya Agathocleous (PhD 2003).

Natasha Hurley (PhD 2007) has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta.

Andrew Krivak (PhD 2003) will return to Rutgers in March 2008 as part of the Writers from Rutgers Reading Series to read from his forthcoming memoir A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life.

Marie T. Logue (PhD 1983) has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Academic Engagement and Programming at Rutgers University.

Kathleen Lubey (PhD 2005), an assistant professor of English at St. John’s University, published articles on Eliza Haywood in Eighteenth-Century Studies and on pornography in differences.

Katherine Lynes (PhD 2004) will join the faculty at Union College as an assistant professor of English.

Saikat Majumdar (PhD 2005) will join the faculty at Stanford University as an assistant professor of English.

Brian Norman (PhD 2004), an assistant professor of English and the co-director of the women’s studies program at Idaho State University, has published articles on James Baldwin in the African American Review, Women’s Studies, and MELUS; on Helen Hunt Jackson in the Canadian Review of American Studies; and on feminist anthologies in Frontiers. His book The American Protest Essay and National Belonging: Addressing Division is forthcoming from SUNY Press in October. He will be a visiting research fellow at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Humanities in spring 2008.

Martin Joseph Ponce (PhD 2005), an assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University, published articles on Carlos Bulosan in the Journal of Asian American Studies and on Langston Hughes in Modern Language Quarterly. Last July, he gave an invited lecture on the Filipino diaspora at the University of Washington-Seattle. As the coordinator of OSU’s Asian American studies program, he organized the national East of California conference last November.

Raymond Ricketts (PhD 2006) has accepted a visiting lectureship at Bryn Mawr College.

Chanette Romero (PhD 2004) will join the faculty at the University of Georgia as an assistant professor of English.

Jason Rudy (PhD 2004), an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, published an article on Mathilde Blind in Victorian Literature and Culture. His article on spasmodic poetry, which appeared in Victorian Poetry in 2004, received an honorable mention for the North American Victorian Studies Association’s 2006 Donald Gray Prize for the best essay in Victorian studies.

Purvi Shah (MA 2000), published her poetry collection Terrain Tracks and inaugurated the Writers from Rutgers Reading Series last spring.

Nicole D. Smith (PhD 2005), an assistant professor of English at the University of North Texas, published an article on The Parson’s Tale in Studies in the Age of Chaucer.

Ken Urban (PhD 2006), a preceptor in expository writing at Harvard University, published an acting edition of his play I "Heart" Kant. His play 2 Husbands opened in April 2007; two others—Mushroom and The Private Lives of Eskimos—will open in September.

Alexander G. Weheliye (PhD 1999), an associate professor of English and African American studies at Northwestern University, published Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity, which was awarded the MLA’s 2005 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature and culture.