Post-Graduate Data

Comparative Literature

The concentration in Comparative Literature enables students to study an illustrative range of literary topics and to develop a focused critical understanding of how cultures differ from one another and what those differences mean. Our courses provide opportunities to engage with literary works across linguistic and cultural boundaries, exploring the traditions and innovations of the literatures of the world. 

In the spirit of Brown’s Open Curriculum, a concentration in Comparative Literature affords great academic freedom.   Advanced literature courses from any literature department at Brown count for concentration credit. Any language —ancient or modern—supported at Brown may form part of a Comparative Literature concentration program.  All students take a course in literary theory and have the opportunity to complete a senior essay.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2020

Employment

  • Coordinator for International Relations, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
  • Research Associate at Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Software Engineer, Google

Graduate School

  • Harvard University, JD
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, MA, Comparative Literature

2019

Employment

  • Business Analyst, JRI America
  • Elementary Bilingual Teacher, Teach for America
  • Guide, Crystalaire Adventures
  • Investment Banking and Trading Analyst, Barclays
  • Library Circulation Desk and Electronic Reserves Manager, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Software Engineer, Yelp

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MAT, English Education
  • Duke University, PhD, Musicology
  • National University, MEd, Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning
  • New York University, PhD, Comparative Literature
  • University of Cambridge, MPhil, European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures
  • University of Southern California, MAT, Teaching Secondary English Education

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Scholarship

2018

Employment

  • Assistant Agent, Susanna Lea Associates
  • Assistant Counselor, Hey High School
  • Copywriter and Account Manager, Fly Communications
  • English Literature Teacher, Colegio San Carlos
  • Founder/CEO, Empoly
  • Humanities Tutor, Roosevelt International Academy
  • Junior Designer at Brand Experience Design Group, FCB Health
  • Legal Assistant, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Paralegal, Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC
  • Reporter, Associated Press

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MAT, Secondary English Education
  • Brown University, MD
  • Cambridge University, MA, Portuguese/Brazilian Studies
  • Dartmouth College, MA, Comparative Literature
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, MA, Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre
  • University Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Masters, Cinema et Audiovisuel
  • University of Hong Kong, JD

Fellowships

  • Yenching Scholarship (China)

2017

Employment

  • Case Worker and Translator, Action from Switzerland
  • Content Creator, LitCharts
  • Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • English Teacher, Teaching Assistant Program in France USA
  • Freelance Editor/Writer, Self-employed
  • Graphic Design Intern, Memo NY
  • Language Arts Curriculum Designer, IXL Learning
  • Marketing and Communications, Bridge for Billions
  • Social Listening Associate, Riot Games

Graduate School

  • JD
  • MAT
  • MAT
  • MPA
  • PhD
  • PhD

2016

Employment

  • Administrative Assistant, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc.
  • Analyst, Altman Vilandrie & Co.
  • Auxiliar de Conversación, Xunta de Galicia
  • Data Specialist, KAYAK
  • Graphic Designer, Blue in Green
  • Illustrator, Artist, City Mural Arts Program
  • Intern, David R. Godine, Publisher
  • Media Planner, Digitas LBi
  • Paralegal, Altshuler Berzon LLC
  • Program Support Assistant, U.S. Library of Congress (through HACU National Internship Program)
  • Teaching Assistant, TAPIF, Embassy of France

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MPA, Public Affairs
  • Southwestern College Law School, JD
  • University of Oxford, MSt, History of Art
  • Yale University, PhD, Comparative Literature/Classics

Fellowships

  • RISE Fellowship (New Sector Alliance, Americorps)

2015

Employment

  • Academic Consultant, Transcend Education
  • Assistant to the Director, German Book Office New York
  • Assistant, Good Universe Productions
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Client Services-Enablement, Sprinklr
  • Closing Assistant, Interview Magazine
  • Community OutreachAssociate, Hakuna Health
  • Education and Outreach Manager, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Emergency Medical Technician, National Event Services
  • Fellow, Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
  • Graphic Designer & Illustrator, The Independent
  • Intern, The French Publisher's Agency
  • Junior Planner, The Center for Court Innovation
  • Manager, Paper Monument
  • North American Language and Culture Assistant, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • Online Product Marketing Associate, Brilliant Earth
  • Princeton in Asia - English Teaching Assistant, Payap University
  • Strategic Consultatnt, Brand Union
  • Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
  • Writer, Providence Media

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MAT, Education
  • Columbia University, MS, Narrative Medicine
  • Georgetown University, MA, Latin American Studies
  • Harvard University Law School, JD
  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil, Comparative Literature and Culture
  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil, Comparative and European Literatures and Cultures
  • University of Chicago, PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures

2014

Employment

  • Associate Media Planner, DigitasLBi
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps - City Year
  • Course Operations Specialist, Stanford University
  • Editorial Assistant, Inc. Magazine
  • Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post
  • Editorial Intern, Writer's House
  • Junior Account Executive, GCK Partners
  • News Intern, Mashable
  • Public Relations Assistant, St. Laurent
  • Quality Assurance, Epic
  • Summer Intern, Part2 Pictures
  • Teacher's Assistant, Catholic Middle School
  • Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
  • Teaching Fellow, Breakthrough SF

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MAT, Secondary English
  • School of Arts and Sciences, MA, North American Studies
  • University of California-Berkeley, PhD, Comparative Literature
  • Washington University in St. Louis, MA, Classics

2013

Employment

  • Account Executive, DigitasLBi
  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Boston Medical Center
  • Corps Member/2nd Grade Teacher, Teach for America
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach for America
  • Majority Intern, European and Eurasian Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Marketing Assistant, City Parks Foundation
  • Marketing Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Program Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - West LA
  • Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Coastal Zone Management Agency of Montenegro
  • Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Retailer, Quebrada Baking Co.
  • Sales Assistant, Simon & Schuster
  • Spanish Teacher, Matairie Park Country Day School
  • The Future of Storytelling Intern, Melcher Media
  • Upper School Spanish Teacher, The Haverford School
  • Writer, The New York Times
  • Youth Development Program Coordinator, Arab-American Family Support Center, AmeriCorps

Graduate School

  • Brown Alpert Medical School, MD
  • The American University in Paris, MA, Cultural Translation
  • University of Texas at Austin, MS, Clinical Psychology

Fellowships

  • Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellowship (to go to Cairo for a year)
  • Fulbright Fellowship

2012

Employment

  • Analyst, BlackRock
  • Analyst, Citigroup
  • Assitant Brand Coordinator, Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Business Analyst, A.T. Kearney
  • Editorial intern, Norton Publishing
  • English Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • Festival Assistant, Brooklyn Book Festival
  • Freelance Writer, Self-employed
  • Litigation Paralegal, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • New York City Teaching Fellow, New York City Teaching Fellows
  • Public Information Officer/Legislative Liaison, County of San Mateo, Human Services Agency

Graduate School

  • Columbia University Publishing Course, Journalism / Communications
  • Columbia University Teacher's College, MAT, Teaching, ESL and Elementary Education
  • Dartmouth College, MA, Comparative Literature
  • La Sorbonne - Paris IV, MA, Comparative Literature

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship