Members

[The following expressed interest in being a part of the “Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life”]

Juan Carlos Aguirre, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of Comparative Literature, NYU.

Brian A Droitcour, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of Comparative Literature, NYU.

Melaine Ann Lockert, MA Candidate, Dept. of Performance Studies, NYU.

Serap Erincin, Doctoral Student, Dept. of Performance Studies, NYU.

Kathryn Molinaro, MA Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

Caitlin Klein, MA Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

Emily Larsen, MA Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

Brittany S Trotter, MA Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

Rachael Wilson, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

Gerald Byunghoon Song, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

Narges Bajoghli, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, NYU.

Michael Hardy, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, Rutgers University.

Joy Williams Samuels, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, CUNY & Assistant Prof, Dept. of English, Nassau Community College-SUNY.

Ria Banerjee, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, CUNY.

Leslie Synn, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, CUNY.

Josh Schneiderman, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, CUNY.

Nate Mickelson, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, CUNY. 

Melissa Dennihy, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, CUNY.

I’m currently a doctoral candidate in my fourth year of the PhD program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY. (I am also a participant in the American Studies certificate program).  I’ve just begun my dissertation, which examines various aspects of “everyday life,” particularly everyday uses of language and literacy, as they are experienced by racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. literature and U.S. society. I teach writing and literature at Baruch College and Medgar Evers College, and commute to NYC daily from Eastern Long Island, all of which has me running around a lot; but I am looking forward to making time in my hectic schedule for this exciting group.

Debjani Bhattacharyya, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of History, Emory University, (living in NYC).

Adam Knowles, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research.

Mary Ann Chacko, Doctoral Student, Dept. of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Mosarrap Hossain Khan, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU.

I am a third-year doctoral student in the Dept. of English, New York University. Before pursuing my doctoral study, I taught at Kurseong College, North Bengal University, India. In my research project, I explore the everyday, ordinary Muslim social practices. My project argues that the everyday social practices enable Muslims to negotiate between the sacral and the secular, the immutable and the temporal, the theological and the ordinary. I am interested in theories of everyday life, everyday Islam, and postcolonial theory.

While conceptualizing the “Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life”, my purpose was to bring together an exciting bunch of ‘young’ scholars from different disciplines, who are developing new and fascinating approaches to the study of the everyday. Looking forward to the conversation!

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