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Annie Atura

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Annie Atura is a 6th year doctoral student in English with a degree in FGSS.

Annie Atura is a sixth-year doctoral student in Stanford’s English department; she also has a PhD minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is cross-listed under Jewish Studies. This year she is a Lieberman fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. In her current work, Annie is investigating the intersection of Judaism, feminism, and psychoanalysis in 20th- and 21st-century American literature. Annie graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 2011 with a double major in English and Art. She is also a veteran of The School of Criticism and Theory, in which she participated in the summer of 2014. She has received Stanford’s Lyons Award for exceptional service to the university community for her work as Graduate Coordinator at the Stanford Women’s Community Center. In 2013 she won a GPS fellowship with the Haas Center, and in 2015 she won a Graduate Teaching Fellowship from the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. She has taught courses of her own design in English, FGSS, and CSRE, including the writing-intensive seminar “The Body Impolitic,” the literature course “Dead White Men on Trial: Feminism and the Novel,” and the more experimental course “Identities in Parallel: The Ethics of Metaphor.” She pioneered and organizes the Geballe Research Workshop “Feminist/Queer: Critiques and Synergies” at the Stanford Humanities Center and has also coordinated the Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture at Stanford for the past three years. This year she has been reappointed to sit on the Faculty Senate as Stanford’s Student-at-Large representative. Her most recent article is forthcoming in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.