Rose Hill Tutors
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Vivian Papp is the director of the Rose Hill Writing Center, Teaching Fellow, and a PhD candidate in the English Department. She received her BA in English from Columbia University and her MA in British and American Literature from Hunter College. Her research interests include Eighteenth-century British Literature and the History of Science. She is currently working on her dissertation which considers the ways in which the early novel incorporates contemporary scientific knowledge, especially within the realm of vision and optics
Michael Au-Mullaney is a second-year Philosophy Ph.D. student who is interested in 18th and 19th Century European philosophy, especially on issues of free will, responsibility, and religion in the work of Søren Kierkegaard. Before beginning graduate study, he spent two years working as a private tutor in New York. He spends his time reading in the library, playing and laughing with his daughter, and trying to find new curry recipes.
Elizabeth Bolger is a first-year English Ph.D. student who specializes in Eighteenth-Century British Literature. She received her BA from Connecticut College, where she also worked as a TA her senior year. In her spare time, Elizabeth loves to hike and cook. She can oftentimes be found scoping out new restaurants to try in Brooklyn.
Julia Ciravolo is second year BA-MA student in English. She received her BA in English and minor in Film and Television at Fordham University Rose Hill. She is interested in studying economics and literature, as well as nationalism and literature. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and vignettes, playing with her dogs, and annoying her cat.
Julia Cosacchi is a PhD candidate in the English department focusing on nineteenth century American women writers. Her dissertation examines shifting conceptions of womanhood in mid- and late-nineteenth century American literature through the lens of an idea/ideal of self-made womanhood. She is available for etutoring appointments only.
Gil Cruz completed his MA in English at SUNY Geneseo, and is currently a second-year Master's student at Fordham. He focuses on the structural analysis of 20th century novels and drama, culture and critical theory, and the intersection of philosophy and narrative forms. In his spare time, Gil engages, in some form or another, with the multifaceted experience of table-top gaming.
Gaby Hurtarte is a second-year PhD student in English. Born and raised in Guatemala, Gaby is a native Spanish speaker with a BA in English Literature from SUNY Purchase. She has worked nine years in the bilingual educational field. Gaby's research interests include Postcolonial theory, Latin American testimonial narratives, and identity.
Zara Migranyan-McKinney was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. Zara holds a BA and MA in International Journalism and German Studies from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and a Ph.D. in World History (specialized in Political Culture of the XVIIIth century Britain) also from MGIMO. She spent 10 years teaching Western Literature and Culture at her Alma Mater. Zara recently graduated from the MA TESOL program at Hunter College CUNY. She spent one semester teaching grammar as an adjunct ESL instructor at Hudson County Community College. Currently she teaches College Writing 1 and Intercultural Skills at the Institute of American Language and Culture.
Zara has a teenage daughter, who’s in high school now, a grouchy husband and two dogs. Her favorite pastime (other than tutoring) is watching some historical TV series (preferably about England) or write short essays about New York’s and New Jersey’s. history and culture. Since she lives right on Hudson River, she considers it to be her domain.
Renata "Reni" Natarajan received her BA in Psychology, her MS in Sports Management and her TESOL Certificate from Columbia University. She has worked as an ESL instructor at a non-profit organization helping immigrants improve their comprehension, speaking and writing skills.
Joseph W.D. Nicolello studied Journalism, Theology, and Library Science before definitively entering Fordham GSAS for a prospective life of professing English. His work traces Theory's conception through Hegelian feudalism and Bakhtinian dialologism re: a medieval theory beginning with Plotinus (d. 270). He is a member of the American Maritain Association, Hegel Society of America, and the Order of Malta; other scholarly interests include Melville, the Desert Fathers, Bernard Lonergan, R. Ingarden, Boehme, Platonism, and Sabbateanism. Outside of strict academic work he mostly recently penned a three-act play between Flannery O'Connor and Jacques Maritain for the stage; edited The Living Prayers of Thomas Merton (Response to Auden's Kierkegaard) (465 p., Phenomenology of Spirit Press 2018), in part drawn from previously unpublished sources, documents at Bellarmine and the Abbey of Gethsemane, both in Kentucky, and focusing on Merton's poetry and monastic historiography. In his scarce free time he looks forward to placing his novels, novellas, and poetry with literary agents, as well as working on a book of 100 pieces of paragraph-length fiction entitled The Caravan of Saturnalia; "These will also become trailers which, as it happens, are for films that will never actually be made." He cherishes his forthcoming work with all RHWC students in accordance with cura personalis.
Patrick Raneses is a senior at Fordham University Rose Hill as an English major and Theology/Creative Writing double minor, enthusiastic about discovering, appreciating, and promoting writers and artists of color. He is interested in the cross section of literature, critical theory, and art’s role in contemporary culture as a whole.
Bethany Sattur is a second-year Master’s student in English Literature who completed her undergraduate studies at New York University. Her research interests include Shakespeare and queer theory.
Clémence Sfadj is a first-year PhD student in English. A native French speaker, she was born and raised in France and completed her MA in English at the Sorbonne. Her interests include nineteenth-century American literature with an emphasis on newspapers and the early forms of comic strips. She has also worked on semiotics, comics studies and graphic novels, as well as twentieth-century science fiction in the light of postmodernism.
Amal Zaman is a first-year PhD student in English. Her work focuses on marriage and intimacy in modernist fiction. She received her BA from Smith College.