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Alumni Stories

Alumni of our PhD program reflect on their time as graduate students and how that foundation influences what they are doing now.

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Profile: Tom Sarmiento

Thomas X. Sarmiento earned his PhD in 2014 with his dissertation The Heartland of Empire: Queer Cultural Imaginaries of Filipinas/os in the Midwest. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Kansas State University and a faculty member of their gender, women, and sexuality studies department.