Our Graduates in Literature

L.A. Fields is the author of Maladaptation, a novel that was published during her final year at New College. She has also published My Dear Watson, a queer Sherlock Holmes' pastiche. Fields's work has appeared in the anthologies Cool Thing: The Best New Gay Fiction From Young American Writers, Wilde Stories, Best Gay Romance 2010, and Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of The Closet, as well as in the Internet collective “Still Blue: More Writing By (For or About) Working-Class Queers” and the online journal “Ignavia.”

New College is proud of our many Literature graduates. Here's a sampling of some of them:

Kartina Amin is assistant professor of humanities, history and social sciences at Columbia College Chicago. She completed her Ph.D. in Romance Studies (French) at Duke University.

Michelle Brown is a research scientist at Empirical Education and research assistant at Stanford University’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. She is completing her Ph.D. in curriculum and teacher education at Stanford.

Jason Jacobs is assistant professor of foreign languages at Roger Williams University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz in literature with particular focus on medieval French and Italian literatures.

Katelyn MacKenzie is production assistant at Rizzoli International Publications.

Christopher Martin is senior financial analyst for business development at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida.

Eleanor Stanford is a former Peace Corps volunteer and the author of The Book of Sleep. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares and The Harvard Review. Her essay “Coconut Milk and Capoeira: Living Abroad with a Family in Bahia, Brazil” was the 2010 first place essay in Transitions Abroad.

Miranda Tedholm is associate instructor at Indiana University in the Department of Communication and Culture. She holds an M.A. in cinema studies from New York University and completed the Berlin School of English in CELTA/TESOL certification at the University of Cambridge.

Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Literature

• Harvard University
• Stanford University
• University of Virginia 
• Duke University
• City University of New York (CUNY) 
• Columbia College Chicago
• New York University
• Rice University
• Smith College
• University of California, Santa Cruz


According to the Washington Post, New College has more Fulbright Scholars per capita in recent years than Harvard, Stanford or Yale. (2010)

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