We Are English Majors
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 students seek academic help. We asked him three questions about this research and his major.
You transferred to Davis this past fall, and upon studying in the library you found the “lack of cultural awareness exhibited by the artwork appalling,” so you've decided to make a change about that. Could you describe this change, and how the campus is contributing?
In addition to being a re-entry student (she came to UC Davis to get her BA after thirteen years away from school) Kristin Hogue is a Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow through the UC Office of the President, and will be directing a student-led course this Spring. We asked her about the development of this course and her plans for the future.
Could you describe what the course you will be teaching is about, and how you got interested in doing a student-led course?
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 Review, the online publishing company he started to amplify the voices of artists of color. (Submissions for Nu Review can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org).
What was one of your favorite classes in the English department?
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 of your favorite/most memorable experiences being an English major at UC Davis?