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Kristina Reardon

Candidate for Graduate Student Representative


Kristina Reardon is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut, where she twice received the Bilokur Award in Slavic Studies. She attended Providence College, where she received a B.A., summa sum laude, in 2008, with a double major in English and Spanish. She earned a M.F.A. in writing at the University of New Hampshire, where she studied fiction and translation. In 2010, she held a Fulbright grant to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she translated short stories written by women since Slovenia declared independence in 1991. Her translations from Slovene have been published in journals such as World Literature Today, Slovene StudiesWords Without Borders, and in the recently released Norton anthology, Flash Fiction International. She presented on the connections between Ernest Hemingway and Ivan Cankar’s war fiction at the 2012 ASEEES convention. Her dissertation focuses on satire and wit in early twentieth century war literature of England, Spain, and Slovenia, and she has been awarded four grants to support her research: a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship (2014); a Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant (2015); a full tuition scholarship to the Seminar of Slovene Language, Literature, and Culture at the University of Ljubljana; and a summer research grant from her department at the University of Connecticut (2015). Kristina is passionate about integrating Slavic Studies into larger conversations about world literature, and if elected, she would advocate for graduate students within ASEEES as well as for ASEEES in the larger literary studies community.