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Melanie Masterton Sherazi


B.A., Communication, University of California, San Diego; M.A., English, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., English, University of California, Riverside


Posthumous Afterlives: Ecstatic Readings of Post-1945 American Literature

Thesis Advisor:

Katherine Kinney, Professor of English, University of California, Riverside

Research Topic:

African American Expatriate Culture in Postwar Rome and William Demby’s Transnational Work in Literature, Journalism and the Italian Cinema


Richard Yarborough, Professor of English and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

Howard E. and Susanne C. Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor in Humanities, California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

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