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Ph.D. Program Advisors
Academic Year 2013-2014

In the first two years of their programs, students are advised by the heads of sections or graduate advisors of sections, their faculty mentors, and/or the Director of Graduate Studies.

During your fifth or sixth quarter of study (and no later than the seventh), you should select a Ph.D. Faculty advisor from your section. Consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and/or the graduate advisor of your section about choosing this advisor.

The Ph.D. advisor supervises your work through the period of qualifying, organizes the Ph.D. committee, oversees the qualifying examination, serves as primary reader of the dissertation manuscript, arranges and conducts the dissertation defense, and offers advice about the job search.

Faculty Advisors

Comparative Literature Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond
Literature/Cultural Studies Jin-kyung Lee
Literatures in English Nicole Tonkovich (F)
Michael Davidson (WS)
German Literature William O'Brien
Russian Literature Steven Cassedy
Spanish Literature

Jaime Concha (F)
Rosaura Sanchez (WS)

Graduate Coordinator
Kristin Carnohan
115 Literature Building
(858) 534-3217

Application Open:
9/1 - 12/1 (deadline)