Koyama, Kristine

Teaching Assistant-Doctoral

Plan: Literature and Cultural Theory, PhD

Achieved Degrees

BA in English with a minor in history, University of Central Florida, 2017 MA in English, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2019


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 (teaching assistant)

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