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Teaching Fellows

Post-doctoral Teaching Fellows: Models of Collaboration, Innovation, and Professional Growth

Layla Seale

Instructor and Teaching Fellow

Layla Seale

Instructor and Teaching Fellow

Layla Seale received her PhD in Art History from Rice in May 2020, specializing in late medieval and early modern art.  Her research focuses on images of demons and how their unique forms and inventive iconographic contexts reveal alternative modes of viewing the infernal non-human. Her work synthesizes visual analysis and historical context with monster theory, animal studies, critical race theory, posthumanism, Marxism, and feminism. As a writing instructor, Layla believes that no one is born a “good” or a “bad” writer. Effective writing and communication stems from thorough training and continued practice. Her current FWIS courses are Visualizing Demons and Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé.

Contact

Office Herring 129
Mail Stop MS 630
Email ls41@rice.edu
Phone 5137

Baird Campbell

Instructor and Teaching Fellow

Baird Campbell

Instructor and Teaching Fellow

Baird Campbell received his PhD in sociocultural anthropology from Rice University in 2020. His research focuses on the role of social media technologies in the development of gendered subjectivities among trans activists in Santiago, Chile. Broadly, his work brings together digital media and technology studies, queer studies, and post/decolonial theory. Baird has been teaching “Writing with and about Social Media” in the FWIS program since 2018, and is excited to join the FWIS 100 team in the fall, as well as to offer a new course: “Being the change: Writing for Activism, Advocacy, and Social Justice.”

Contact

Office Herring 129
Mail Stop MS 630
Email baird@rice.edu
Phone 3994

Evan Choate

Instructor and Teaching Fellow

Evan Choate

Instructor and Teaching Fellow

Evan Choate received his PhD in English Literature from Rice University in 2020. His dissertation focused on the relationships among drama, history, and desire in the commercial theater of Renaissance England. His research brings together diverse texts—including martyrologies, prose histories, erotic poetry, legal documents, rumors, and plays—to trace the reciprocal evolution of questions about sexuality, historicism, literary form, and disciplinary practice from the sixteenth century to the present. This year his FWIS courses will include “Reading Innuendo: Representing Sexuality in Golden Age Hollywood,” which draws on his love of subversive jokes and glamorous divas, and a new course, “Inventing the Bard: A Cultural History of Shakespeare,” which reevaluates popular ideas about the value and meaning of Shakespeare’s work today.  

Contact

Office Fondren 414
Mail Stop MS 630
Email evan.w.choate@rice.edu
Phone 2414