Clamantis: The MALS Journal

Clamantis: The MALS Journal  is a biannual publication for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College. We showcase the strongest creative and analytical work produced by current MALS students, as well as MALS alumni.

"To chase down the truth, wherever it lies."

About Clamantis


We believe by selecting and integrating work from all four of the program's concentrations, we will promote intellectual engagement, fruitful questioning, and honest discourse within the realm of liberal studies.

We are currently accepting submissions in all MALS concentrations. We are looking for creative (short story, short non-fiction, poetry, photos) as well as analytical pieces. If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in writing a feature piece, please email [email protected]

Submission Guidelines

We are looking for anything you’ve produced during your time in MALS, or since graduating from the program (unless you are a budding photographer or artist—then please do also share your artwork from outside the program!)

  • Creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, oral history, screenwriting)
  • Critical essays (interdisciplinary)
  • Photography
  • Illustrations


  • Submit your documents in Word. No PDFs please.
  • Although there is no word-count limit, authors whose work is accepted may be asked to edit for length.
  • Photography: All photographs should be high-resolution (300 dpi) saved as a JPEG. Please include a title/caption.
  • We prefer endnotes. You may submit work for consideration with footnotes, but if accepted, we ask you make the change.
  • Work submitted must be completed during your time in MALS or since graduation.
  • All selected authors should provide a short bio within a week of acceptance in a separate Word document.
  • If you publish in Clamantis, you are allowed to publish your work elsewhere. Publication in Clamantis should not hinder your ability to publish the piece elsewhere.

Please submit to: [email protected]. Pieces will be reviewed and selected by an editorial board comprised of current MALS students with input from faculty liaison Anna Minardi.



MAISEA BAILEY is a second year MALS student concentrating in Cultural Studies. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art History, with a minor in Italian Studies. Maisea has held positions at the Peabody Essex Museum and with the New Hampshire Art Association. Maisea's research focuses on the social construction of art, the intersection between art and activism, and a critique of hegemonic stylistic definitions. She also serves as the Administrator for the MALS Program at Dartmouth. 

ERIN BRIOSO is the Alumni Editor for Clamantis and graduated from the MALS program with a focus on Globalization in 2016. Before Dartmouth, Erin earned her B.A. in Philosophy at Rollins College in central Florida. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and is transitioning to a career in Publishing. 

STEPHEN P. HULL is an editor and book publisher with the University Press of New England at Dartmouth College, and a second-year student on the creative writing track in MALS.
*Hull is also an author in this issue of Clamantis.

HALEY JOHNSTON is a second year MALS student on the Globalization track. Originally from Pennsylvania, she received a Bachelor’s in Global Studies with a minor in Spanish from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She is currently working on her passions through an Independent Study and Thesis in the field of immigration policy. When she is not buried in her coursework, Haley spends time working with the Allen House Community as a Resident Fellow and the Writing 2-3 Program as a Teaching Assistant.

KASEY STOREY is a second-year MALS student who is concentrating in creative writing. After growing up in Wyoming, she attended the University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in English. She enjoys helping foster an appreciation for reading and writing at Dartmouth as the President of the Dartmouth Writers Society and as a teaching assistant for the Writing 2-3 Program.

JIARUI SUN grew up in south-eastern China and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Literature. She joined the MALS program to develop her interest in arts and cultures around the world, in which she discovered her passion in creative writing and cultural studies. Currently, her main interest is to use different methods to explore the issues of language, cultural identity and diasporic experience in multi-lingual Anglophone authors.

Digital Editor

KEVIN WARSTADT grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied film and literature at Georgia Tech where he earned his B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture. While there, he directed the award nominated short film With a Whimper. He is now a MALS alum and works as Digital Program Specialist at the Dartmouth College Library. He manages and is a contributor to


Illustration by KASEY STOREY

KEN DAVIS is a writer and artist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Virginia Tech in 1994, and was awarded the John Eure Award for Excellence in Journalism the same year. For many years he worked as a daily newspaper reporter and stringer for the Associated Press, doing freelance work on the side as an editorial illustrator for newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. His 2013 cover illustration for Sojourners magazine earned the prestigious Ozzie Award for Best Cover. Currently he is a MALS student at Dartmouth studying creative writing and world literature.


KHANG VU comes from Hanoi, Vietnam. He earned his B.A. in History and Political Studies with distinction from Colby-Sawyer College in 2017. His research at Dartmouth focuses on the Korean peninsula and U.S. East Asia policy. He has published in several foreign policy magazines and is currently a Graduate Peer Tutor at the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. Khang is a first-year MALS student concentrating in Globalization Studies. His lifetime goal is to travel to both North and South Korea through the Demilitarized Zone. Khang enjoys reading books and discussing East Asian political events. He is also a loyal fan of K-pop and Korean movies.
*Vu is also an author in this issue of Clamantis.

MATT ZACHOWSKI is a long-time executive in the public relations industry. Based in Manhattan, Matt’s current firm focuses mostly on financial and technology clients. In prior years he had an eclectic career as a marketing executive, a precious metals analyst, a staff member charged with developing First Amendment policies for a leading civil rights/civil liberties organization and an associate editor for a business publication focusing on CEOs. Matt holds a journalism degree from New York University. He entered the MALS program at Dartmouth in the Summer of 2016 as a part-time student concentrating in creative writing.


KEVIN ANDERSON is on the Creative Writing track in MALS. He has an MA in English from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and he lives in Creston, California.
*Anderson is also an author in this issue of Clamantis.

JACOBUS BACHMUELLER is from Duesseldorf, Germany. He received his BA in International Relations & Diplomacy from Schiller International University in Paris, France, where he served as Student Council President for two consecutive terms. He worked at the headquarters of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) during the general election in Berlin, Germany in the summer of 2017. His main interests are German and European Politics as well as the role of Digital Disinformation in Western Democracies. 

ADELLA-MARIE CLOUTIER is a first-year MALS student in the Creative Writing concentration. She grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Toronto, Ontario, after high school to attend university.  After earning an Honours Bilingual Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, she continued to live and work in Toronto for three more years before moving back to the United States.
*Cloutier is also an author in this issue of Clamantis.

TYNE FREEMAN is a musician and first-year MALS student. She graduated from Dartmouth in 2017, and subsequently returned to pursue a master’s degree. Tyné enjoys songwriting, traveling, and studying the music of different cultures. She has released four independent records, and has toured in the U.S. and internationally. Her most recent album, Bridges, was a finalist in the 2018 Independent Music Awards. In MALS, Tyné intends to concentrate in Creative Writing.

CHRIS HELALI is a political organizer, activist and graduate student in the MALS program with a concentration in cultural studies. Their research interests include the anthropology of religion, modern Greek history, political ideologies and the history of Twentieth Century revolutionary movements. Currently, they are conducting field work at an Orthodox Christian pilgrimage site in Greece.

SABINE HOSKINSON is a first year MALS student concentrating in Creative Writing. After receiving a Bachelor's Degrees in English Literature, Sabine worked in content creation and brand management in San Francisco. She has been published in literary journals, including the Whitefish Review and the West Marin Review. She looks forward to exploring both the Green and White Mountains this coming summer and deepening a personal and academic pursuit of nature writing. 

SATYA KANDALA is currently pursuing the Creative Writing track in the MALS program. She is a journalist by profession and a writer by ambition. Before Dartmouth, she spent a few years in the newsrooms of Mumbai learning the importance of telling a story the right way. She hopes to bring this knowledge to her fiction and write stories that entertain and make a difference.
*Kandala is also an author in this issue of Clamantis.

TERESA LUST is a Dartmouth MALS graduate. Her collection of culinary essays, Pass the Polenta, was published by Steerforth Press and issued in paperback by Ballantine. Her writing has appeared in Gastronomica,  Alimentum, and The Annals of Botany of Oxford UP, among other publications. In addition to her work as a freelance writer and editor, she teaches Italian for the Rassias Center for World Languages at Dartmouth College.

HAYDEN MCNEIL is pursuing the Creative Writing concentration within the Master of Arts Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky and subsequently moved to Orlando, Detroit, and Boston for professional opportunities. He serves on the Graduate Student Council and works for the Collis Student Center.
*McNeil is also an author in this issue of Clamantis.

RACHEL SOBYLYA is originally from Johnson City, TN, and she graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in history in 2012. In 2013, Rachel enrolled in Dartmouth's M.A. Liberal Studies program where she began studying creative writing. After completing her thesis, Children of the Mountains: Scrutinizing Rural Education in Cocke County, TN and Sevier County, TN, Rachel graduated from the M.A.L.S. program in 2015. She accepted her first teaching position at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN in the fall of 2015, and moved to Houston, TX in 2016. She now teaches high school English in Katy, TX where she lives with her husband, Max, and their cat, Sneaker. She also writes in her spare time, and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Mockingbird, Dartmouth's The Journal, Culture Trip, Gravel, and West Texas Literary Review.  

ELLIE NAN STORCK is a first year creative writing concentration in the MALS program from Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2015 with a degree in English Literature. Before beginning at Dartmouth last fall, Ellie spent two years living in Brooklyn and working for a travel magazine in Manhattan. In the summer, she spends time on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota running an adolescent enrichment and restorative justice program called Lakota Youth Speak. She hopes to find a profession that weds her love for writing and travel after completing her degree here at Dartmouth. 


JOE MARTINELLI, Ph.D. has a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and African Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, Washington DC.  He is a retired Colonel, a former Green Beret and Military Attache, having served in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Central Asia.  Dr. Martinelli is currently an assistant editor on the Dartmouth Oral History Reader and a former editor on his university newspaper and yearbook as well as a disc jockey for his university radio station. He is a full-time graduate student in the MALS general studies program and a visiting professor of African Peacekeeping for the University of Oklahoma.


Anna Minardi


JENNIFER CAMPBELL CORMACK is an artist and writer from SouthCarolina. She holds a BS in Architecture from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a MALS degree, with a concentration in creative writing, from Dartmouth College. She teaches art and English togrades K-12.

COLLEEN GOODHUE is a first year MALS student. She works at Dartmouth College in the Media Production Group and DCAL. She is interested in storytelling and archives.

AMY MILLIOS is in the creative writing track in MALS.  She is a photographer, writer, traveler, feminist, and Anglophile.  Dark chocolate, afternoon tea, books, poetry, and music keep her sane.  She enjoys wandering with her Olympus PEN-F camera; London is her favorite place to wander.

RADHIKA MORAL is a native of Assam in India’s Northeast. She studied English Literature at the University of Delhi and currently is in her final term of the Cultural Studies track in MALS. Her MA thesis is on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar which seeks to understand the changing nature of political representation, citizenship rights, and territoriality in a globalizing world. Her interests in issues of migration, ethnicity, nation-states and sovereignty in the South Asia region arise from having grown up in a geopolitical space which has witnessed protracted conflict.

SYDNEY PALUCH is a Cultural Studies MALS student, in the Gender Studies field. Her research focus on the political theory that shapes different aesthetic and performative entities in the modern world. Published work includes “The Ambiguity of Antony and Cleopatra: Interrupting Phallocentric Schemes of Objectification through the Mutual Gaze”, “White Walt: Deconstructing Racial Representation in Disney Princess Films”, “The Dimensions of Appearance”, and “Bend and Snap: Questioning Female Spectatorship Through Sexualized Representations of Female Lawyers”. As the Elizabeth Hoffman grant researcher, she is currently examining strategies for reducing sexual assault on college campuses.


Jennifer Cormack
Nan Darham

Amy Millios
Jabob R. Petroski