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William Arighi

Department of English, Northern Michigan University


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Washington, 2015
M.A., Comparative and World Literature, San Francisco State University, 2007
B.A., Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2004
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Will Arighi completed his Ph.D. in June, 2015. His dissertation, entitled “‘This Humble Work’: Puerto Rican and Philippine Literature between Spanish and United States Empires,” examines the role of empire in the production of modern concepts of literary value in the field of world literature. While at the University of Washington, Dr. Arighi taught courses in composition, Southeast Asian literature, postcolonial historical fiction, and Tagalog language. In 2015-16, he will serve as an instructor in the Department of English at Northern Michigan University, teaching world literature and general education courses. He has two dogs.