Graduate Alumni Stories

Nathan Bullock 2012

I am now in a Ph.D. program at Duke in the Dept. of Art, Art History, &
Visual Studies. My concentration is modern architecture and my dissertation
is on Singapore. I have used my MA degree in Comp Lit to think about how I
frame my research - in particular with the use of postcolonial theory. I am
at Duke thanks in part to the suggestion and help of a prof. at Dartmouth
with whom I took an elective art history class.
I still keep in touch with several of my classmates and friends from

Nicole Eitzen Delgado

Nicole Eitzen Delgado is a Ph.D. candidate in English at New York University where she studies modern American and Mexican literatures, Latinx studies, and women and gender studies (US women of color feminism in particular). While at Dartmouth, Eitzen Delgado assistant taught for introductory courses in the Comparative Literature and Latino/a Studies departments and wrote her Master’s essay on Chicana feminist becoming in the digital age. Her current research project turns to captivity narratives of the long nineteenth century to investigate the making of early Mexican and Mexican American subjects through and against liberalism. 

Francisco Nahoe

Francisco Nahoe

In the Fall of 2004, having just completed the Dartmouth MA in Comparative Literature, I enrolled in the ThM program in Biblical Studies at Harvard Divinity School. At the time, I lived in Andover where I was Roman Catholic chaplain at Phillips Academy and an instructor in English until 2006 after which I moved to Our Lady of Czestochowa Friary in South Boston where I stayed until I finished the program at Harvard in 2007.

Thereafter, I return to my Franciscan Province of California and Nevada and worked in the formation of Franciscan postulants in Bay Area until 2010, when I took up residence in Nevada as rector of Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno. My term of office kept me at the Cathedral until 2015. After that, I taught English to Franciscan postulants in Vietnam and now serve the Order as promoter of the Franciscan Vietnam Mission, a position that requires multiple preaching engagements across the Western United States from May to October of every calendar year.

Larissa Hebert 

Larissa Hebert

I currently teach Advanced Placement Language and Composition and American Literature at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, Vermont.  I am going into my 15th year of teaching.  Following my completion of my MA in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, I was hired at Milton Junior/Senior High School in Milton, Vermont to teach exploratory languages to 8th graders.  My Comparative Literature degree provided me with the experiential background in both German and French needed for this job. I discovered that I enjoyed teaching and received my Vermont educators license in English through peer review. After two years teaching 8th grade languages, I moved up to the Milton High School where I taught English for three years. I was then hired at Bellows Free Academy.  While in the Dartmouth Comparative Literature program, I was a teacher's assistant for several classes. This, too, helped me gain teaching experience.  Dartmouth's program was rigorous but rewarding.  

Andrew D. Johnson

I'm writing from Santa Fe, NM, where I'm spring breaking. After a while in Seattle, I moved back to Denver, where I've been working as an instructor at a community college. In the fall, I'm starting a PhD program in Spanish at the University of Michigan. I headed out to visit a few weeks ago and fell in love with Ann Arbor, and the program. I can't wait to start! The plan is to keep asking questions about narrative, art and the political imagination in Latin America. I'm also cooking up a plan to do some translation of contemporary queer Mexican poetry this summer, but we'll see if that gets off the ground.

Jarrett B. Duri-Agri

I am in the first year of a Ph.D. in German at UC Berkeley, where I am slowly focusing in on the intersections between Norwegian and Italian plays of ideas and German novels of ideas. But these are still early stages of that very long-term project, and so most of all I am learning languages, doing coursework, attending or organizing departmental events, and gearing up to begin teaching German next year.


Merve Tabur

Merve Tabur is a first year Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at Penn State. Her research focuses on contemporary Turkish and Egyptian fiction, visual and popular culture in the Middle East and transnational feminism. She also translates academic works between English and Turkish.

Iryna Shuvalova

Iryna Shuvalova has recently published two new collections of original poems in Ukrainian, Os and Az. Her translations from Ukrainian appeared in Words Without Borders in August 2014, and her translations of a number of poems by Sergei Chegra have been accepted for publication by Modern Poetry in Translation. Her poems, which previously had appeared in seven other languages, have been recently translated into Czech and Belorussian. In early 2015 Iryna won the TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young People) nationwide competition in Ukraine, nominated in the Cultural Achievements category, and will represent Ukraine in the world finals in Japan in November 2015. Besides, in June 2015 Iryna will take up a prestigious Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland. She continues working as an admissions counselor, now with a Hanoi-based company Golden Path Academics, also acting as a pro-bono counselor for Education USA in Ukraine. In January 2015 she got married to her longtime boyfriend.