Faculty / Department

UCLA English student to publish debut novel 

Published: November 21, 2022

Image courtesy of Arushi Avachat By Anushka Chakrabarti Arushi Avachat, a third-year English and political science undergraduate student at UCLA, will see her debut novel, “Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment,” hit bookstore shelves next year.  A longtime, avid reader and writer, Avachat has also authored short stories — one of which served as the novel’s inspiration….

‘The New Treaties of Globalization’: Gabriel Zucman delivers Possible Worlds lecture

Published: October 29, 2022

Courtesy of Gabriel Zucman BY ANUSHKA CHAKRABARTI In the latest installment of the “Possible Worlds” lecture series, French economist Gabriel Zucman joined UCLA students, faculty and community members on October 11 to discuss the link between globalization, taxation and inequality. The event was held in person at Royce Hall, with a livestream reaching additional audience…

Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey discusses Guggenheim Fellowship

Published: October 29, 2022

Courtesy of Elizabeth DeLoughrey BY ANUSHKA CHAKRABARTI Elizabeth DeLoughrey, a UCLA professor of English who also holds an appointment in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, received a 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in the category of literary criticism in recognition of her existing work and future potential.  DeLoughrey teaches postcolonial literature…

UCLA writer-in-residence Elaine Kahn discusses her experience

Published: June 3, 2022

Courtesy of Elaine Kahn By Anushka Chakrabarti Elaine Kahn, a writer and artist based in Los Angeles, is the writer-in-residence in the UCLA Department of English for spring 2022. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Kahn has taught at Pomona College, Saint Mary’s College of California, the University of Iowa and elsewhere. She is…

Angela Davis addresses audience on ‘international solidarity

Published: June 3, 2022

Courtesy of the UCLA Comparative Literature Website By Anushka Chakrabarti Angela Davis, internationally celebrated author, scholar and activist, delivered the second annual Edward W. Said Lecture in the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature on April 14. Davis, a distinguished professor emerita at UC Santa Cruz and a former UCLA professor of philosophy, is renowned for…

English department’s digital media lab expands access to technological resources

Published: May 26, 2022

Courtesy of Shane Yu, Daily Bruin The English department unveiled the brand new Digital Media Lab May 6. The lab will offer a new space for faculty and students to engage with new technologies to further their research and will provide a space for students to find a community. Having the lab centralized in the…

Q&A with Dean David Schaberg about Humanities Advocacy Day

Published: May 13, 2022

Left to Right: David Schaberg, Dean, Division of Humanities, UCLA, C. Cindy Fan – Vice Provost, International Studies & Global Engagement, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Eileen Strempel – Inaugural Dean, Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA, Roger Wakimoto – Vice Chancellor, Research & Creative Activities, UCLA Photo Credit: Ashley Fumiko Dominguez By Anushka Chakrabarti We…

Professor Maite Zubiaurre nominated and selected to join the Faculty Mentoring Honor Society

Published: May 9, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Maite Zubiaurre for her nomination and selection to join the Faculty Mentoring Honor Society! The Faculty Mentoring Honor Society recognizes UCLA faculty who have given much time and effort to the work of mentoring early and mid-career faculty, especially underrepresented faculty at UCLA. The work of mentoring is too often invisible and…

UCLA Department of English celebrates launch of Digital Media Lab

Published: May 5, 2022

Courtesy of Laura Clennon By Anushka Chakrabarti   The UCLA Department of English will celebrate the launch of its new Digital Media Lab on Friday, May 6 at noon at its location in Kaplan Hall 211.  The Digital Media Lab is the result of an initiative by a group of English faculty members whose students were…

UCLA names Alex Stern dean of humanities

Published: April 28, 2022

Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom By Sean Brenner Alexandra Minna Stern, currently the associate dean for the humanities at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, will be the new dean of humanities at the UCLA College. Her appointment is effective Nov. 1. Stern is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of American…

UCLA professor of English named University of California Santa Cruz’s 2022 Humanities Division Distinguished Graduate Student Alumna

Published: April 15, 2022

Photo credit: Judy Natal By Anushka Chakrabarti Harryette Mullen, a professor of English at UCLA, was named the University of California Santa Cruz’s 2022 Humanities Division Distinguished Graduate Student Alumna. UC Santa Cruz’s five academic divisions annually select on graduate student alumnus to be their Distinguished Graduate Student honoree. Mullen received the distinction for the…

Professor David Kaplan wins 2022 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy

Published: April 4, 2022

Courtesy of David Kaplan By Anushka Chakrabarti David Kaplan, the Hans Reichenbach Professor of Scientific Philosophy, was awarded the 2022 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy on 24th of March. The Rolf Schock Prize is awarded every other year to laureates from various areas including science, the visual arts, and music. The 2022 laureates…

A new course helps students make educated decisions when entering the workforce after graduation

Published: March 9, 2022

Courtesy of Gloria Ko By Anushka Chakrabarti Humanities students often face structural gaps when it comes to preparing for careers after graduation. A new class, Careers in Humanities (COMPLIT 191P/ENG M191P) aims to change that, offering students career advice; opportunities to build their personal portfolio, CV or resume; and help with general interviewing skills. It…

The Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department at UCLA is working with Howard University to offer a pipeline program for Black students to get a PhD in Egyptology

Published: February 25, 2022

Courtesy of the course flyer By Anushka Chakrabarti To increase inclusivity within the field of Egyptology, the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department at UCLA is collaborating with Howard University to offer a pipeline program for Black students. “Summer Research Internship and Pathway to PhD’s in Ancient Egyptian, North African, and Western Asian Studies” is…

UCLA professor Yogita Goyal has won numerous awards for her book Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery

Published: February 16, 2022

Courtesy of Yogita Goyal By Anushka Chakrabarti Yogita Goyal, professor of English and African American studies, has won a slew of awards for her book Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery, including the 2021 René Wellek Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association prize, the Perkins Prize from the International Society for the Study…

Q&A with Jenny Sharpe about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Division of Humanities

Published: February 9, 2022

The flyer for the workshop held in the fall (Courtesy of Jenny Sharpe) By Anushka Chakrabarti We sat down with Jenny Sharpe, Professor of English, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature, to discuss her role as the Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Division of Humanities. How would you characterize the last few…

Gift to UCLA’S Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies bolsters field of Moroccan Jewish studies

Published: February 2, 2022
Image of the cover of the Arabic translation of Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco (author Jessica Marglin) Credit: Khalid Ben-Srhir.

Cover of the Arabic translation of Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco (author Jessica Marglin) Credit: Khalid Ben-Srhir. Margaret MacDonald | February 2, 2022 The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies has received a pledge of $100,000 from its Moroccan academic partner, the Université Internationale de Rabat (UIR) to support Arabic translation…

Q&A with Maite Zubiaurre about her short documentary Águilas, recently shortlisted for the 94th Academy Awards

Published: February 1, 2022

Courtesy of Águilas Press Kit BY ANUSHKA CHAKRABARTI We sat down with Maite Zubiaurre, a professor in the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS) and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA, to discuss her short documentary Águilas, recently shortlisted for the 94th Academy Awards in the documentary short category. Zubiaurre co-directed,…