Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Alumni and futures

We are proud to have a worldwide community of 15,000 graduates. Be inspired by their stories.

Meet our graduates: Shuangyi Li

The winner of this year’s Anna Balakian Prize is a three-time Edinburgh graduate who completed his PhD in French in 2015 and is now a Swedish Research Council Research Fellow at Lund University.

The digital humanities, the ‘Vandegrifter’, and me: Dr Robyn Pritzker

The recent English Literature PhD graduate traces her journey from book historian to digital encoder of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson’s previously-unknown short stories.

Meet our graduates: Francesca Triggs

While working as a trainee solicitor, Francesca (MA Hons, 2017) has recently had her research on “Positive Energy” in Chinese discourse published in the British Journal of Chinese Studies.

Meet our graduates: Bárbara Fernández Melleda

Having completed her PhD in Chilean Women's Poetry in 2019, Bárbara is now an Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

PhD graduate wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

Jokha Alharthi reflects on her time in a "literature paradise" as a postgraduate student of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh.

Meet our graduates: Harriet Warman

Based in the Scottish Borders, Harriet completed our Film Studies MSc in 2010 and is now Partnerships Coordinator at Regional Screen Scotland. She is also the founder of feminist film project, Behind the Curtain.

Meet our graduates: Katherine Irving

A film programmer and educator, Katherine completed our Film Studies MSc in 2014 and is now based in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also teaches at Boston College.

Meet our graduates: Ian Kapuza

A Russian Studies and Politics graduate, Ian is now a Foreign Affairs Specialist at the United States’ National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Alumni support and stories - past and present

From career support to mentoring opportunities, special alumni events and exclusive benefits, the University of Edinburgh's Alumni Services team is dedicated to life-long links with our students. The team is regularly in touch with our graduates, and finding stories about historical students too.

Read an interview with Stasha Healy on the Alumni Services website. Stasha spent a year abroad studying English and Scottish Literature and Scottish Ethnology with us in 1989. Her career in travel publishing, including a post as editor at Conde Nast Traveler magazine, has taken her to 64 countries and all 50 US states.

www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services