Dr. Deb Donig
English Major Advisor
MA: UMass Amherst, UCLA
Teaching and Research Interests
Comparative genocide studies
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• “Global Warning: Zong! and the Culture of Comparative Suffering” Journal of Jewish Identities: Special Edition on Jewish Postcoloniality, (forthcoming)
• “Seeing Double in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People: Local Toxins, Global Toxicity, and the Universal Bhopal” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, January 2017.
• “Factuality on Trial: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Mother Night, the Eichmann Trope, and Hannah Arendt’s Authenticity Error” Textual Practice, December 2017.
• “The Ashbery Trail,” Electric Literature, September 2017.
• “Sammy Sosa,” The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Franklin Knight. Oxford University Press, 2015.
• “The Loss of Voice and the Voice of Loss: Memory, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in South African Literature.” in Trauma, Resistance, and Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing. Ed. Jaspal K. Singh and Rajendra Chetty. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2010. p104-120.
Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
• Berger Endowed Inaugural Fellowship in Holocaust Studies, 2016-2017
• Skirball Fellowship Award, 2016-2017
• Dissertation Year Fellowship Award, 2016-2017
• Bluma Appel Research Travel Grant, 2016
• Summer Stipend Award, Department of English, 2016
• Edward Bouchet Honor Society, Leadership and Diversity in Education, invited 2016
• Dissertation Research Fellowship, UCLA Department of English, 2015-2016
• Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Fellowship Award, 2015-2016
• Roter Research Grant, 2015
• Grace M. Hunt Archival Research Grant, 2015
• Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, Department Award Nominee, 2015
• Chair’s Committee on Graduate Funding, 2013
• Graduate Research Mentorship, with Dr. Jenny Sharpe, 2013-2014
• Roter Travel Grant, 2012
• Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, with Dr. Elizabeth DeLoughrey, 2012
• Kempner Foundation Fellowship, for Holocaust pedagogy, 2009
• Horst Frenz Prize, American Comparative Literature Association, honorable mention, 2009
• Leo Baeck Fellowship Award, Humboldt University in Berlin, 2009
• Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Research Fellowship, for Holocaust Research in Israel, 2008
• Recognition of Excellence in Leadership and Service, American