MemberAzadeh Safaeian

…American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA); Modern Language Association (MLA);
Middle East Studies Association (MESA); Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS); The
Society for Disability Studies (SDS); Association for Iranian Studies (AIS); Buffett Institute for
Global Studies (Northwestern University)….
…I have an M.A. in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University, a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and a B.S. in Biology from Azad University of Mashhad. I also hold certificates in Critical Theory (Northwestern), Middle East and North African Studies (Northwestern), Searle Teaching Program (Northwestern), and World Literature (Harvard University and University of Tokyo). In addition to my native Persian and Kurdish, I work in English, French, and Arabic….

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. My research and teaching interests include trauma and disability studies, postcolonial environmental humanities, animal studies, care studies, and film theory.

MemberRyan Dohoney

…Associate Professor of Musicology, Northwestern University…
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Chapters in Peer-reviewed Edited Volumes

“A.N. Whitehead, Feeling, & Music: On Some Potential Modification for Affect Theory” in Sound and Affect: Voice, Music, World. Judith Lochhead and Steven Smith, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. In press.


“Charlotte Moorman’s Experimental Performance Practice” in Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960-1980. Ed. Corinne Granoff. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016. 19–27.


“A flexible musical identity: Julius Eastman in New York City” in Gay Guerrilla: The Life and Music of Julius Eastman. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2016. 116–130.


“Julius Eastman, John Cage, and the Homosexual Ego.” in Tomorrow is the Question: New Approaches to Experimental Music Studies, Benjamin Piekut, ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. 39–62.

I am Associate Professor of Musicology in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where I also am core faculty in the Program in Critical Theory as well as an affiliate with the Black Arts Consortium. I write on experimental, modernist, and contemporary music.

MemberJames Daniel Elam

Rhetoric and Public Culture Program/Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern UniversityI write about Indian anticolonialism, print culture, modernism, and transnationalism between World War I and World War II. I currently teach South Asian/South Asian American literature and literatures of Afro-Asian Solidarity.I have written about Dhan Gopal Mukerji, W.E.B. DuBois, Bhagat Singh, Emma Goldman, and Lala Har

MemberChloe Kitzinger

…Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming in 2021)
 “Mapping the Networks of Crime and Punishment,” Approaches to Teaching Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, ed. M. Katz and A. Burry (MLA “Approaches to Teaching World Literature” series, est. publication 2021).
“Illegitimacies of the Novel: Characterization in Dostoevsky’s The Adolescent,” Dostoevsky at 200, ed. K. Holland and K. Bowers (U. of Toronto Press, est. publication 2021).
 “Tolstoy’s Oeuvre,” Tolstoy in Context, ed. A. Berman (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Annotations and interpretive commentary to V.V. Nabokov, Lectures on Literature (“Tolstoy”), The Nabokovian (website of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society). Published Fall 2018, accessible to Nabokov Society members at
“Dinner at the Engl…

Chloë Kitzinger is an assistant professor of Russian at Rutgers University. Her research and teaching focus on the Russian and European novel. She is the author of Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming in 2021), as well as articles on Tolstoy, Nabokov, Bely, and Dostoevsky. Before beginning at Rutgers, she was a Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows and Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Humanistic Studies at Princeton University. 

MemberKaryn Hinkle

Karyn Hinkle is the visual and performing arts librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She has worked in art libraries for over 15 years, including stints at the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, and Northwestern University. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the Pratt Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Kentucky.

MemberStephanie Batkie

Dr. Stephanie L. Batkie holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A. in Comparative Literary Studies) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. in English, Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies).  Her work focuses on the late medieval period, and she has published on literature written in Middle English, Medieval Latin, and Anglo-Norman. She is currently a Teaching Associate Professor, the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and the Director of the Writing Center at The University of the South.

MemberColleen Jennings Suljic

…September 9, 2021 – Northwestern University – Digital Marketing Presentation to Kellogg and Medill graduate students….
…Northwestern University, M.S. Marketing

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, B.S. Journalism…

As a first-generation American and first-generation high school graduate, I am especially proud to contribute my skills to the education industry, where our authors, partnerships, books and digital products spark a lifelong love for learning, stoke curiosity, and create opportunities. My collaborative process always begins with the customer and ignites successful life-cycle marketing and demand generation strategies. I hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois- Champaign/Urbana.

MemberAlexander K. Rothe

Alexander K. Rothe is a music and liberal arts educator and administrator with over ten years of experience teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Previously he was a Core Lecturer at Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology in 2015. His research interests are music performance studies, new music and diversity, and higher education administration. Dr. Rothe served as a Lecturer of Musicology at Northern Arizona University (2019-20), Core Lecturer at Columbia University (2016-19), and a Graduate Instructor at Columbia University (2009-14). His research has been published in The Musical Quarterly and Current Musicology. He gave recent conference presentations at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Portland in 2019, the inaugural symposium “YOST: Y/Why Opera/Studies Today” at Yale University in 2019, the international symposium “Bauhaus Beyond Borders: Exploring the Legacy in the 21st Century” at Northwestern University in 2019, and the 2019 Ring Seminar “New Insights into Wagner’s Ring Cycle” for the Wagner Society of New York. Dr. Rothe received research grants from the Fulbright Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, he completed the five-year dual degree program, receiving a B.A. with honors in German and a B.M. with honors in Music Cognition.

MemberMatt Chalmers

From September 1, 2020, I am Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Northwestern University. I specialize in questions of identity, difference, representation, and pasts shared between Jews, Christians, and Samaritans. My research and teaching uses late ancient self-fashioning as a laboratory space for the critical approaches of the scholar of religion, as well as exploring the resonance of ancient identity in scholarship and intellectual history between the past and the present.