Koyama, Kristine

Teaching Assistant
English

Plan: Literature and Cultural Theory, PhD

Achieved Degrees
BA, English, University of Central Florida, 2017
MA, English, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2019

Interests
The environmental humanities; eco-criticism; oceanic studies; new materialism. Critical race and postcolonial theory: the intersection of race, the climate crisis, and issues of transatlantic climate disruption. Nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies: issues of global colonialism, trade, capitalism, the industrial revolution, and consumerism.

Academic Awards
Jankofsky Essay Award (UMD 2018)
Dean's List (UCF 2014-2017)

Conference Presentations
“The Ecological Conscious of a Biblical Imagination: Torah Narratives as a Model for Acknowledging and Responding to Human-Generated Climate Disaster” UWM Religious Studies Undergraduate Research Conference, Collaborate Ultra, April 4, 2020.

“‘A Rich Network of Discourses’: Amish Tradition and Identity in Academic Writing.” RRGSC, Fargo, ND, February 28-29, 2020. “‘But a Business . . . it is Progressive!’: Amy Levy’s The Romance of a Shop as a Guide to the Technology of New Womanhood.” MIGC, Milwaukee, WI, February 21 22, 2020

“Thing's Matter: Vital Materialism and the Agency of the Nonhuman” MIGC, Milwaukee, WI, February 21 22, 2020.

“Empathetic Consciousness and the Exploited Victorian Body in Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty,” Explorations: 40th Annual Conference of NCSA, Kansas City, MO, March 7-9, 2019

“Domestic and Professional Roles in L.M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon” CEA 49th Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5–7, 2018.

Teaching Experience
ENG 101: Introduction to College Writing
ENG 102: College Writing and Research
WRIT 1120: First-Year Composition
ENGL 1513 King Arthur in History, Literature, and Art

Professional Website: https://www.littlemountainscholar.com/