Raghda is in her 2nd year of Graduate study at SFSU. She has an MA degree in English Literature from Ain Shams University, Egypt. Her thesis title was “Orientalism and Occidentalism in Tariq Ali’s Islam Quartet”. She works on Arabic, English and French literature with special interest in works written by female Arab writers. Her research interests are postcolonial feminist literature, narrative theory, along with languages, culture and literature in translation.
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.
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.
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.