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Joelle Tybon
Assistant Teaching Professor, JI
Office 405B
Tel +86-21-34206765 Ext. 4052
Email joelle.tybon@sjtu.edu.cn


Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2018)
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2011)
M.A. Literature, American University, Washington, D.C. (2008)
B.A. English and History, Linfield College (2003)

Work Experience

2018 – pres. Assistant Teaching Professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)
  • Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) in Arabic
  • Multiple Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarships (FLAS) in Arabic (2010-2012)
  • University Recruitment Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009-2010; 2015-2016)

Conference Presentations

  • “Stories and Communities in ‘Abd al-Rahman Munif’s al-Nihayat,” Strata of Kinship and Collective Action in Literature and Culture, Tübingen University (Tübingen, Germany)
  • “An Alternative Mobility: The Women’s March in Sembene’s God’s Bits of Wood.” Off the Road: Travel and Road Trip Narratives, Fragments, and Aesthetics, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference (Los Angeles, CA).
  • “‘Compter avec elle’: The Re-formation of Gendered Community in Sembène’s God’s Bits of Wood.” Women in Literature, Midwest Modern Language Association annual conference (Columbus, OH).
  • “The Gothic as Unofficial History in Mariana Enríquez’s Short Stories.”  Forms of Injustice, American Comparative Literature Association annual conference (New York City, NY).

Courses Taught (Recent)

  • UM-SJTU JI: VY100 Academic Writing