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Teaching Assistants

Our teaching assistants make valued contributions to teaching and research in our department. They are engaged with students, faculty members and communities to bring you the best education experience.

Salman Akhtar

Salman Akhtar entered academia through convergence. Currently a first-year doctoral student in the English department at York University, he trained and worked as, first, a teacher of English to ‘Other ...

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Zaynab Ali

Zaynab Ali (she/her) is a doctoral student in English at York University. Her interests lie in the field of world literature and exilic writing. Her dissertation, tentatively titled “World Narratives ...

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Braedon Balko

Braedon Balko received an Honours B. A. with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2017 and an M. A. in from York University in 2019, during which he ...

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Kristy Chan

My research is anchored in Postcolonial studies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as World Literature, with a focus on the roles Romantic and modern poetry play in ...

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Vanessa Evans

Vanessa Evans (she/her) is a doctoral candidate and settler scholar studying on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation at York University. Her dissertation is a ...

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Theo Fox

Theo Fox (he/him) is a PhD student in English at York University, where he also completed both his MA (‘19) and his Spec. Hon. BA (‘18). He specializes in drama, ...

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Emily Howe

Emily Howe researches post-World War II North American literature with special attention to the ways in which women and people of colour have historically experienced alienation from mainstream American culture. ...

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Tita Kyrtsakas

Tita Kyrtsakas received her BA(H) in English and Drama (2015) and B.Ed. from the University of Windsor (2019) and her MA with a SSHRC grant from the University of Toronto ...

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Maybelle Leung

Maybelle Leung (she/her) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department at York University. She completed her Hons. B.A. at University of Toronto and her M.A. at York University. Her ...

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Anjalee Nadarajan

Anjalee Nadarajan is a PhD student in York University's English department who is studying the evolution of the novel. Her teaching interests include prose narrative and poetry, British and American ...

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Breanna Simpson

Breanna Simpson is currently a doctoral candidate at York University. She received a BA in Classical Studies and English Literature (2015), as well as an MA in Ancient Culture, Religion, ...

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Monica Sousa

Monica Sousa received her B.A. (Honours) in 2017 and her M.A. in 2018 from Brock University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at York University. ...

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