(Spring 2015) is currently in the second year of her Ph.D. studies in the UCLA Department of Italian. She earned her B.A. in Humanities at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she also completed a master’s degree in Italian Studies. For her Master thesis, she worked on Elsa Morante’s poetry book from 1969 Il mondo salvato dai ragazzini. Her research at UCLA is on nineteenth and twentieth century Italian literature with a focus on the Bildungsroman and the representation of female children especially in narratives written by female authors. She is interested in Italian and French feminist criticism, film studies, and the relationship between literature and visual arts.
(Spring 2015) is a Ph.D. student in the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) at the Center for Digital Humanities. Her research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature, specifically on Colombian 1950s literature.
(Winter 2017) is currently working on his dissertation in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. His research examines the question of early state development in Thessaly, Greece from the perspective of landscape archaeology and state theory. Myles has excavated in Greece since 2004 and also spent time in the trenches of Italian and North American archaeological projects.
(Winter-Summer 2015; Winter 2017) is currently working on his dissertation at UCLA in the Department of Germanic Languages. His dissertation research focuses on a semantic difference between two forms of Dutch pronominal adverbs. The methodology of the dissertation relies on corpus linguistics and on a Columbia School understanding of meaning. Furthermore, he has worked on older Germanic languages such as Gothic, Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse and the modern languages of Yiddish and Afrikaans.
is Associate Professor of German in the Department of Germanic Languages at UCLA. He is the faculty leader for WorldLiterature@UCLA. His areas of research include cosmopolitanism, world literature, postcolonial and global studies, and human rights. For more information, visit his departmental profile or email him at
(Winter 2015) is a Ph.D. student in the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) at the Center for Digital Humanities. Her research focuses on contemporary Peninsular literature and film regarding the recuperation of historical memory from the Spanish Civil War. In her dissertation entitled “Representations of Loss and Recovery in Contemporary Iberian Culture: Historical Memory from the Real to the Virtual,” she explores different strategies applied to represent loss and recovery in textual and visual media on historical memory from the 20th and 21st century in Spain.
is the Lead Developer at the Center for Digital Humanities. His areas of research include 20th-century fiction and text mining, as well as spatial analysis and the history of mapping technology.
is the instructional programmer. She is specialized in application development, web technologies, database design and analysis.
(Winter2017) is a Ph. D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research focuses on depictions of slavery and the enslaved in contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature.
(Winter-Spring 2015) is a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and serves as Student Developer in the Center for Digital Humanities. His areas of interest include algorithm, machine learning, and web technologies.
Elaine Li is a fourth-year student at UCLA. She is a double major in German and Sociology with a minor in Global Studies.
David Leynov is a first-year undergraduate student double majoring in German and History. His interests include 20th century Germany, particularly East German history and post-reunification cultural trends, and German linguistics.