GCLR Fellows 2021-2022

Award Recipient: 

Han Hao and Carissa Martin

Award Date: 

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 GCLR Fellows, Han Hao in Comparative Literature and Carissa Martin in Classics! The GCLR is pleased to support the interdisciplinary work of these two new doctoral students to UCSB. We look forward to their contributions and activity in our research center and community. 
 
Han Hao, pictured right, is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at UCSB, working on ancient Greek literature, early modern English literature, and pre-modern Chinese literature. His research interests include the reception of the classical tradition, comparative studies of Greece and China, translation studies, and the relation of word and image. He also plans to add the Translation Studies Emphasis to his doctoral training. Han holds his B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, and M.A. in Comparative Literature from Purdue University. Han was also a teaching assistant of first-year Chinese at Purdue University for two years. 
 
Carissa Martin, pictured left, is a Ph.D. student in the Classics Department at UCSB, working on ancient Greek and Roman novels and their unique perspectives on power, voice, and identity. Their interests include fiction, performance, narratology, and medieval and modern reception. Carissa is excited to continue asking questions about gender, sexuality, disability, and agency in antiquity. They hope to use interdisciplinary approaches from fields like literary theory and gender studies to further understand the still-relevant insights ancient narratives can bring to modern discussions. Carissa graduated from from Emory University in Atlanta in 2021 with a dual B.A. in Classics and Chemistry. 
 
Welcome and congratulations again, Han and Carissa