Graduate Students


Adrián Ríos


Research Interests: Latinx studies; modern and colonial Mexico; queer migration and diaspora; performance studies; public health; history of science and STS.

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Matthew Rodriguez

Teaching Fellow (French)
Research Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first-century French literature; Proust; literature and aesthetics (photography and architecture); loss and mourning; LGBTQ writing; critical theory (“French theory,” queer theory, and psychoanalytic theory); narrative; theater and performance.
Omar Salomao

Omar Salomão

Research Interests: Visual poetry and art; Literature and art; Artist books; Brazilian music.

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Hyun-Kyung Yuh

Research Interests: Contemporary French/francophone literature; migration and transnationalism; the intersection of literature, social theory, and law. 
Yan Zhao

Yan Zhao

Research Interests: 20th Century French novels, Francophone literature in the Maghreb, women’s writing, autobiographies.