Law, consulting, teaching, international development work, and international business are all viable career paths for students with a minor in global literary theory.

The skills acquired through the study of cultures by close reading, careful writing, abstract theoretical thinking, comparative analysis, and intense collaborative, project-based creative work are valuable and transferable to many career opportunities.

The understanding and knowledge of other cultures and others' perspectives leads our graduates to top Ph.D. programs in languages and literature, international grants and full scholarships.

  • Daniel Bush '10, whose senior thesis was a translation and commentary on Boris Pasternak's A Twin in the Clouds, received a full scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Slavic Studies at Stanford.
  • Kelsey Wilson ‘12, advised by Russian Studies professor Amanda Ewington and English professor Zoran Kuzmanovich, wrote on the Strugatsky brothers' Soviet sci-fi classic Hard to be a God and won a full scholarship for a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature at Wisconsin.
  • Kristine Sowers '13, whose translation interests focused on Dominican poet Pedro Mir, received a Fulbright ETA grant to teach and study in Spain.
  • Literature student Will Reese '14 worked as the personal assistant to renowned poet D.A. Powell.
  • Katie Kalivoda ‘14 pursued a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Jessie Li ‘15 who joined the literature translation seminar is now a daily newsletter editor at the New Yorker
  • Dahlia Krutkovich ‘21 received the Smith Scholarship to the University of Oxford