The World Englishes Committee consists of the following Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows:
Dr. Namrata Dey Roy, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Dr. Namrata Dey Roy is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, language studies, translation and multilingualism. With long experience of teaching both in India and the US, Namrata is passionate about teaching and classroom pedagogy. She is currently working with World Englishes Committee and RAMBLE
Dr. Sean Dolan, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Dr. Sean Dolan is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Mike Lehman, chair and managing editor of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society and RAMBLE
Mike is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research explores the potential of borders in reimagining our notions of human rights and belonging. His scholarship has been published in and is forthcoming in Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, and several edited collections. He teaches composition courses at Georgia Tech on multimodal communication, refugee and migrant narratives, and border rhetorics and aesthetics.
Dr. Dipanjan Maitra, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Dipanjan Maitra completed his PhD in English at State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) in 2022. He was formerly an Advanced PhD Fellow at Humanities Institute, UB. His dissertation entitled “Built With Glue and Clippings: Modernist Collaboration and the Press-Cutting Bureau” explores the connection between press-cutting agencies, literary modernism, and governmental surveillance. He has presented academic papers on modernism, genetic criticism and psychoanalysis at international conferences in India, US and Europe. His academic articles have appeared in Modernism/modernity Print Plus, James Joyce Quarterly, Genetic Joyce Studies, Joyce Studies in Italy and other peer-reviewed journals
Dr. Lainie Pomerleau, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Dr. Lainie Pomerleau graduated with her PhD in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature from the University of Georgia in 2019. Her work focuses on how the contained, finite nature of narrative time, in which events may be recycled and re-commemorated, creates meaning in pre-modern texts.
Dr. Pomerleau’s current research examines narrative, time, and genre in medieval romance and its relationship to contemporary speculative fiction, as well as the cyclical, apocalyptic nature of kingship in medieval texts and Shakespeare’s history plays. She is also interested in how the homogenization of popular science writing has potentially limited access to that same body of work, as well as ageist pedagogical practices that impact potential students aged thirty and over in the Research I composition classroom.
Dr. Micheal Rumore, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Micheal Rumore is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. He received his PhD in English from the Graduate Center, CUNY in 2021. His research interests include Indian Ocean studies, African diaspora studies, postcoloniality, and critical pedagogy. Currently, he is working on book project that explores the marginalization of the African diaspora in narratives of Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in History of the Present, Oil Fictions: World Literature and Our Contemporary Petrosphere, Social Text Online, and Studies in the Fantastic.
Dr. Kaitlyn Smith, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Dr. Kaitlyn Smith is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Franziska Tsufim, committee member of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society
Franziska Tsufim completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Irvine. She currently teaches an ENGL1101 writing course on “Memoirs, Belongingness and the University,” that draws on personal and place-based writing to empower university freshmen in their development as university-level communicators. Dr. Tsufim’s research interests include first-year writing—in particular, autoethnographic writing as a high-impact practice—gender studies, and life writing studies. In addition, she is interested in educational research with a particular eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion. One of her projects on “Fostering Help Seeking Behaviors in Historically Marginalized Student Populations by Introducing Extension Hour Logs into the Classroom” has recently been awarded a DEI mini grant by the POD Network and will launch in the summer of 2023.
If you wish to contact them, the committee’s email is GTworldenglishescommittee@gmail.com.