CWL Graduate Students

Jeffrey Achierno

Shirley Barajas

Scott Campbell

David De La Rocha

Yildiz Dirmit

Mary Dudro

Graduated Fall 2017

Raghda El Dessouky

Ann Galvan

Bita Gholamali

Graduating Spring 2018

Rachel Filippetti Hunter


Rachel is in her 2nd year of graduate study at SFSU. She works on French and English literature with a special interest in the U.S. South, Francophone literature, post-colonial studies, and ecocriticism. She is also interested in Feminist theory and literature relating to motherhood, childbirth, and domesticity.

Chris Ioakimedes

Ashley Kimura

Graduating Spring 2018

Megan Kwong

Sophie Labaree

Jessica Mejia

Jessica is a second year MA student studying in Spanish and English, and a 2017-2018 California Pre-Doctoral Scholar. She focuses on late 20th century prose and poetry of the Americas, and her additional interests include studies in literary value, translation, poetics, and resistance literature. Jessica is also a poet and frequently organizes literary events in the Mission district. Her poetry explores the transformative nature of the family unit, music as an element in trauma and healing, and the Salvadoran diaspora.

Thomas O'Callaghan

Graduated Fall 2017

Karen Pena

Ederlyn Peralta

Ederlyn Peralta is a current graduate student in the M.A. Comparative Literature Program. Her languages are English and Japanese.  Her research interests include classical Japanese poetry, medieval love lyrics, 20th to 21st-century literature, issues on romance and love in literature, cosmology/astronomy, popular culture and media, and digital literature. In her spare time, Ederlyn does freelance writing and editing.

Christopher Sheehan

Laura Sjoberg

Graduated Fall 2017

Emily Smith

Aleksey Tsukanov

Soumya Gangdharan Vettanate

Graduating Spring 2018