The Literature Program


Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center

2019 Graduating Class of Literature

On May 13th the Literature Program's graduating class of 2019 celebrated their academic achievements with a reception and presentation. Many students came to the podium to present a brief description of their senior project to their peers and the assembled faculty of the Literature Program. Students articulated a wide range of subjects such as Tourette's Syndrome: A Study in Psychopoetics; Becoming Ourselves: Black Women's Autobiographical Interrogation of Tropes of Identity; Inside the Fault Lines of Heart: The Poetics of Exile in the works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Etel Adnan; and Chutes and Ladders: John Ashberry's Poetics as Experience to name a few. VIEW MORE >>

Spring 2019 Senior Celebration and Presentations
Photos provided by Cole Heinowitz

Literature Program Alumni/ae:

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Alumni/ae Spotlight

Justine Haemmerli '07

Justine Haemmerli '07
Justine Haemmerli graduated from the MAT Program in 2007. After teaching in public schools in the Bronx & Brooklyn, and working with the MAT Program as the NYC Program Coordinator, she moved to Philadelphia in 2012. In Philly she wears many hats - working as a coach, facilitator, adjunct professor, educational consultant, board member, community organizer, and writer. Everything Justine does boils down to this: she is passionate about connecting and supporting those who strive to do good, and live purposefully. For four years she ran Pedalogical, a company that convenes communities around social good and helps nonprofits to create thoughtful & lasting learning experiences for youth and adults. She is also the founder of Make it Right PHL, a community of over 2k Philadelphians working on social justice initiatives across the city. Her next project is Girls Gone Happy, an online community for women committed to personal growth and collective change. Justine was named one of Billy Penn's Who's Next Entrepreneurs of 2017, was recently recognized as one of the “Next Generation of Women Leadership: Moxie Women Rising Stars” by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, and she is a Leadership Philadelphia 2017 Connector & Keeper. She's also a proud mom to her beautiful and powerful 17 month old daughter, Rosie!