Dr Danel Olson, PhD English Studies 2017
I presented my Stirling viva in December 2016 and graduated with a PhD in June 2017. My thesis presents a new theory on literary representations of Al-Qaeda terrorism and ghosts. Its title is 9/11 Gothic: Trauma, Mourning, and Spectrality in Novels from Don DeLillo, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and Jess Walter. My latest edited book is Writing Madness: Collected Short Works of Patrick McGrath (Centipede Press, June 2017).
Dr Majed Abahussain, PhD Education 2016
I am a faculty member of School of Education at Majmaah University, Almajma'ah, Saudi Arabia. Recently, I have been appointed as the head of English Language Department at the School of Education.
Natalie Sweeney, BA (Hons) English Studies 2015
Having only been away from the University for three months since graduating, I have started my second job here with the Directorate for Advancement as a fundraiser. I am also a keen new stand-up comedian and comedy writer and have even managed to get back to playing basketball with the Stirling team!
Dr Christopher F Minty, PhD 2015 and BA (Hons) History 2010
Between August 2014 and September 2015, I was a 'Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow' at the New York Historical Society and Eugene Lang College, The New School of the Liberal Arts in New York City. In October 2015 I moved to Boston, where I joined 'The Adams Papers' at the Massachusetts Historical Society as an Assistant Editor.
Laura Brown, BA General 2012
I got married to my partner Liam in March 2017, having recently bought our first house in Grangemouth together. I enjoy working as a legal secretary with Livingstone Brown Solicitors in Glasgow. My ambition is to become a paralegal, having recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Law with Scotia Law Training.
Kathleen Anderson, BA (Hons) Film & Media and Marketing 2012
I have recently had my first book published. Sweaty Hugs explores how free fitness is changing lives by examining the core benefits of engagement - community, culture and positive mindset. Hopefully it will make you laugh, cry and inspire you to get your trainers on and find some free fitness. Click here to find out more about the book.
Paul Cowell and Jennifer Cowell (née Wilson), BA Economics (Hons) 2010 and BA History (Hons) 2014
After Paul completed his studies he went on to complete his MSc Economics at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. He then returned to the University of Stirling in 2013 as an Economics PhD student and is due to finish later this year. Since 2014 he has also been working as a staff member within the Stirling Management School including the course co-ordinator of ECNUX from 2014-2017. When Jennifer completed her studies she went on to complete her MSc History at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in November 2015. In May 2015 they tied the knot, after being a couple for three years, in a Humanist celebration which incorporated Scottish and French traditions, and had a barn owl as the ring bearer. In November 2016 Jennifer returned to the University of Stirling as a Database Assistant in the Directorate for Advancement.
Vigneshwaran Sevugan, MBA 2010
I am now part of the product team for Western Union digital, a leader in global payments services. I miss the happy times in Lyon Crescent, especially new year's eve driving with friends. I wish to meet the entire MBA friends for a get-together. Hope that happens :)