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Gary Snyder Inducted into the California Hall of Fame
December 8, 2017

UC Davis English Professor Emeritus Gary Snyder, who is know for his work as both an environmentalist and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, was inducted into the  (read more)

We Are English Majors: Michael Gonzalez
December 1, 2017

In addition to being an English major, Michael is a Research Assistant at the Center for Educational Effectiveness. He's currently working on a senior project that analyzes when and how first year, second year, and/or first generation (read more)

Life After UC Davis English PhD
November 17, 2017
Angela Hume (PhD Class of 2017)
In addition to asking Angie about her new job as an assistant professor of English, Creative Writing, and Environmental Literature, we discussed her current writing projects, (read more)
Book Your Future With Career Possibilities as an English Major
November 15, 2017

John Marx, Chair of the English department, tells us about some of the many ways UC Davis alumni have transformed their English majors into a career. "Our majors go on to careers in the U.S. armed forces and Silicon (read more)

We Are English Majors: Miles Davis Hall
November 6, 2017


Miles is an English and Political Science double major and an African Diaspora Community Coordinator through the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center. We asked him about his time at UC Davis and about Nu (read more)

Professor Katie Peterson at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco
October 5, 2017
UC Davis English Professor Katie Peterson and her husband / collaborator, UC Davis Art Professor Young Suh, join a bevy of artists in a new exhibit at San Francisco's  (read more)
Alumni Stories: How the English Major Develops Into a Great Career
October 3, 2017

Get inspired by what our UC Davis English majors are doing in their careers, from social media director to technical writer.

Alumni Stories: Educating the Next Green Generation
October 3, 2017

Kristine Gilbert ’99 educates the next green generation

I have been a full-time professor of environmental studies and sustainability (read more)

Welcome to UC Davis English 2017-18
September 29, 2017

Welcome to 2017-18 in the UC Davis English Department!

It’s going to be a busy year and we hope you’ll join us at some of our many events. 

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Alumni Stories: Aggie Develops Path to Becoming Influential Social Media Communicator
September 28, 2017

Emilia Varshavsky Shapiro says everything fell into place once she discovered how much she enjoyed her English major. She started as a technical writer and worked her way up to a senior communication position in LinkedIn. Emilia points to her (read more)

Fall Lecture Event: Race and the Politics of Form Now
September 27, 2017
Race and the Politics of Form Now
Announcing the UC Davis English Department Fall Lecture Event!!!
What is racial capitalism?
September 26, 2017
The first event from this year's new Mellon Foundation supported research initiative will try to answer that question along with a few others, including: "Why is thinking about race and capitalism together important today?"
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We Are English Majors: Rouzbeh Rahai
June 15, 2017

Rouzbeh Rahai is a senior majoring in English as well as Environmental Science & Management. We asked him questions about his experiences in these two fields and his future plans to WOOF (see definition below). 

What's been one (read more)

Retiring Professors Profile
June 9, 2017

We celebrate retiring Professors Margaret Ferguson, W. Jack Hicks, Richard A. Levin, and Evan Watkins with a series of interviews about their time at UC Davis.


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English Faculty, First Generation
June 9, 2017

Seven English Department faculty tell us about what it was like to be first-generation college students.


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Scholars Symposium: “How My Dissertation Changed”
June 9, 2017

We report from a recent Scholars Symposium panel with Becky Kling, Michael Martel, Meg Sparling, and Melissa Wills on the dramatic transformations that can happen through the dissertation process. (read more)

Must Reads: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa
June 8, 2017

Professor Desirée Martín tells us about the first book she turns to for solace and for theoretical insights.

I encountered Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La (read more)

Retiring Faculty Profile
June 5, 2017
How My Dissertation Changed
June 5, 2017
First-Generation Faculty
June 5, 2017