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Caitlin S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Comparative Literature; Film Studies; Literary Analysis; Cultural Studies; Francophone, Anglophone and Arabophone Literature & Cinema; Postcolonial Theory; American Studies

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Literary analysis

I will work with the student to choose a text or set of texts that interest them for analysis; work through the text(s) with them; teach them how to write an analytical essay; and work with them on editing their work. I can also help the student find opportunities to share their work in various venues for high school or undergraduate literary analysis (conferences, essay contests, academic journals, etc.).


"Our time has been phenomenal, I've learned so much and I have even felt inspired, focused, and enlighten though partly due to the subject matter that we studied. There has never really been a time where I felt disconnected, in fact Chelsea provided a space for a young individual like me to be listened to, instead of being commonly ignored. She took notes of some of my interests and problems along the way even if briefly mentioned and then tried to help by going temporarily into it, eventually tying it to our main subject."


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"Caitlin is such an amazing mentor! Her accessible teaching style and expertise on literature, human rights, and my paper’s particular area of focus were so wonderful to have throughout the development of my project. Also, Caitlin’s guiding questions and clear explanations during our discussions about readings on human rights in literature provided me a smooth, intellectually-stimulating entryway into the field of human rights theory, which I now know I would love to explore more in my future undergraduate studies. Thanks to Caitlin’s encouragement and thorough feedback on my essay drafts, I can confidently place my pride in the final paper – in both the clarity and nuance of the arguments as well as the strength of the writing itself. Overall my experience working with Caitlin has been incredibly inspiring and fulfilling."


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