Featured English Alumni
Lina Geriguis, Ph.D. in English, 2011
After graduating from CGU, Lina Geriguis accepted an adjunct faculty position at Chapman University, where she teaches courses in American literature and literary theory and criticism. She has been serving on the editorial boards of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Pacific Coast Philology. Her scholarship in peer-reviewed literary and transdisciplinary journals centers on race theory, ethnicity, women’s studies, and the art and politics of literary adaptation. In her published essays, she examines works by W.E.B. Du Bois, Edith Wharton, Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe, and William Shakespeare. Many of her current research projects originated during her studies at CGU, including a monograph on the image of Cleopatra in American culture, an encyclopedic essay on Emily Dickinson and social class in All Things Emily Dickinson, and journal articles and/or conference presentations on the role of imperial eco-developments in Andrew Burnaby’s Travels through the Middle Settlements in North America in the Years 1759 and 1760 (1775), the figurations of race theory in William Wells Brown’s Clotel (1853), and the problematics of ethnicity in Meridel Le Sueur’s “Women on the Breadlines" (1932).