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DLCL Congratulates Alumni on Job Placements

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DLCL Congratulates Alumni on Job Placements

Jun 23, 2019

The DLCL is delighted to share news regarding the job placement of new and recent alumni. Join us in congratulating these alumni on their accomplishments!
 
Comparative Literature
 
Alice E.M. Underwood (PhD expected 2019) will be joining Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as a Research Scholar, where she will manage their new Program on Russian Influence and Political Strategy and conduct research on contemporary Russian culture and politics.
 
Patricia Valderrama (PhD 2018) is the Schneider Sustainable Energy Fellow for the Climate and Clean Energy Program, part of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Patricia works on renewable energy policy in the Western United States. The Natural Resources Defense Council is a United States-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group.
 
Renren Yang (PhD 2018) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. UBC is a public research university located in Vancouver, BC; established in 1908, it is the oldest university in British Columbia. Renren was previously a lecturer for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at Stanford.
 
 
French and Italian
 
Alberto Comparini (PhD 2018) is a Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin in Berlin, Germany.
 
Natalie Deam (PhD expected 2019) will begin an MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment in her hometown at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The MFA is a three-year program of study in creative writing that encourages writers to identify and explore the complex influences of place, the natural world, and the environmental imagination.
 
Cécile Tresfels (PhD expected 2019) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of French at Williams College, a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Williams was ranked #1 among National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the 17th consecutive year.
 
 
German Studies
 
Tammo Feldmann (PhD 2018) is a Software Developer at Datamago in Portland, Oregon. Datamago is an artificial intelligence platform that builds highly accurate forecasting and prediction models.
 
Christopher Hutchinson (PhD expected 2019) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at University of Mississippi, a public research university. The University of Mississippi, known as “Ole Miss,” is located in Oxford, the adopted hometown of William Faulkner.
 
 
Iberian and Latin American Cultures
 
Mariana de Heredia (PhD 2018) is an Editorial Assistant at Studio Tomás Saraceno in Berlin, Germany.
 
Elizabeth Spragins (PhD 2017)  has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross is a private Jesuit liberal arts college; founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. Liz was previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
 
Lena Tahmassian (PhD 2017) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. USC is a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina. Lena was previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College.
 
Monica VanBladel (PhD expected 2019) will teach as a Lecturer of Spanish for the Language Center here at Stanford.
 
Slavic Languages and Literatures
 
Jinyi Chu (PhD expected June 2019) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut, and is one of the eight private universities that comprise the Ivy League schools.
 
Dustin Condren (PhD 2018) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Oklahoma. Known as OU, it is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Dustin was previously a postdoctoral fellow in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford.
 
Daniel Bush (PhD 2018) has accepted a postdoctoral position as a project fellow at the new Stanford Internet Observatory (part of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, a division of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), where he will contribute to research on disinformation campaigns. He was previously a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, and Co-Director of the Stanford Poetic Media Lab.