Rose Hill Tutors

Fall 2017


Danielle Sottosanti
Danielle Sottosanti
is the Director of the Rose Hill Writing Center at Fordham University, where she is also a Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate in English. Her research interests include medieval romance, saints’ lives, Chaucer, and religious conversion.
She is currently working on her dissertation, “The Romance of Conversion: Crossover in Late-Medieval Literature.” Prior to her PhD studies, she worked as a finance journalist in Manhattan and a newspaper reporter in Arizona.


Jane AndersonJane Anderson is a first-year PhD student in English. She has an MFA in Poetry, and her research interests include Feminism, Psychoanalysis and The Frankfurt School of Social Research. She has written one book of poetry, “No More Masters, No More Manuscripts,” which focuses on female modes of escape from the confines of patriarchy’s dying literary and medical traditions. The authoritarian connections between women and madness fuel many of her academic and poetic pursuits.

Margaret AndresiniMargaret “Maggie” Andresini is a second-year Master’s student in English. She previously received her BA in English from Fordham. This is Maggie’s second year working in the Writing Center and she is eager to help students with all aspects of the writing process. 

Sabeen AzizSabeen Aziz is a first year English Master's student who is interested in Medieval and Nineteenth-Century literary works that are by and about women. She received her BA from Pace University where she also worked as a writing center tutor. She can often be found reminiscing about Downton Abbey while nursing a cup of tea.

Chris BengtsonChris Bengtson is a first year PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Fordham University. He earned his BA in Philosophy at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. His interests include social philosophy, ethics, and feminism. In his free time he enjoys digging for vinyl records, listening to a wide variety of music, and DJing. 

Kyle CampbellKyle Campbell is second-year PhD Student at Fordham University. Kyle’s research focuses on early American novels and critical theory. This is Kyle’s second year at Rose Hill’s writing center where he enjoys working with students to help refine their arguments and develop their own unique voice.

Lennox DebraLennox Debra is a second-year English PhD student at Fordham University. His focus on Joyce Studies, particularly Finnegans Wake, and Lacanian Psychoanalysis reaches back to his undergraduate work at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Stony Brook University, where he received a BA and MA respectively.  His other areas of interest include African American literature, Poe Studies, performance studies, film, and mid-20th century print media, specifically Golden and Silver Age Comic Books. 

Meaghan DodsonMeaghan Dodson is a first-year Master's student of English Literature.  Her research interests focus on the works of Jane Austen and other women writers.  Before coming to Fordham, Meaghan received her BA from Providence College in English and Sociology.  

Brittany FischerBrittany Fischer is a second-year Master's student at the New School studying TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language). She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University, where she majored in journalism and English Literature. In Boston, she was a writer for many years and even wrote a city guidebook to Boston for The Hunt Guides. Afterwards, she decided it was time to try something new. She received her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from Cambridge University and moved to New York City, where she now resides. She now teaches English to students from all over the world, ranging from age 8 to 65! 

Valerie GuempelValerie Guempel is a first year English Master's student whose diverse interests include nineteenth-century British literature, fan studies, film & television, and gender & sexuality. She received her BA in English and Women's & Gender Studies from Saint Louis University, where she also spend three years working in their writing center. 

Sara PopeSara Pope is a first-year PhD Philosophy student at Fordham University. Before coming to Fordham, Sara received her Master's in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her main areas of interest are Phenomenology and Existentialism, with a particular focus on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. She enjoys playing tennis and writing songs on the ukulele. 

Yvonne RosasYvonne Rosas is a recent graduate from Columbia University,Teachers College. She received her MA in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL). Her research interests include second language writing proficiency development, second language vocabulary acquisition and classroom discourse. She received her BA in English and New Media Art from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys watercolor painting, crafting and sewing.

Glauco SchettiniGlauco Schettini is a second-year PhD student in History. His research interests include modern European history, the age of revolutions, and the history of nationalism. Before coming to Fordham, he received an MA in History from the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa, in Italy.

Fatima SelimovskiFatima Selimovski is a second year English MA student with an interest in American Literature. Before coming to Fordham, she received her BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. She has gained valuable experience teaching English in both urban and suburban schools in Connecticut. Besides teaching and tutoring, Fatima also enjoys traveling, cats, and coffee.

Sean SpillaneSean Spillane is a first-year PhD student in the English department. He completed his MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York, focusing on the literature and history of the Anglo-Saxon and Norse worlds. In his spare time, he enjoys reading contemporary literature, long-distance running, and playing board games.

Shalima WellingtonShalima Wellington is a first-year Master’s student at Fordham University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Agnes Scott College, where she worked as a tutor in the Center for Writing and Speaking. Her research interests include Comparative Literature, African American Literature, and Caribbean Literature.