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English Department Graduate Students

Bolt, Kellen

Bolt, Kellen

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: American literature
Areas of interest: Early and Nineteenth-century American literature and culture, ecocriticism and environmental literature, immigrant and nativism studies, political theory, new materialism

KellenBolt2017@u.northwestern.edu

Caldwell, Casey

Caldwell, Casey

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of interest: Early Modern Drama, History and ontology of money, labor and markets, disease discourse

wccaldwell@u.northwestern.edu

Černe, Sara

Černe, Sara

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: American literature
Areas of interest: 20th/21st-century American literature and culture, Southern literature, African American literature, literary environmental justice

SaraCerne2019@u.northwestern.edu

Chaskin, Hannah

Chaskin, Hannah

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature, Gender & Sexuality studies
Areas of interest: Feminist & queer theory, women's writing, and the novel

HannahChaskin2012@u.northwestern.edu

Dikcis, Maria

Dikcis, Maria

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-century Poetry and Poetics
Areas of interest: multiethnic American literature and culture, critical race theory, media and technology studies, historical avant-garde, conceptual writing

MariaDikcis2014@u.northwestern.edu

Dubos, Bradley

Dubos, Bradley

3rd-year Ph.D.

Field: American literature
Areas of interest: Early and nineteenth-century American poetry and culture, religion and philosophy, phenomenology

BradleyDubos2020@u.northwestern.edu

Etherington, Bonnie

Etherington, Bonnie

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of interest: Oceania, South East Asia, Indigenous literary studies, ecocriticism, transnational lit, disease

BonnieEtherington2014@u.northwestern.edu

Fetus, Mohwanah

Fetus, Mohwanah

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of interest: Post-colonial literature and theory, Black Diaspora, Caribbean literature

MohwanahFetus2017@u.northwestern.edu

Infante, Chad

Infante, Chad

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of interest: African Diasporic literatures and Native American literature, political and postcolonial theories of vengeance and violence, critical race theory

ChadInfante2016@u.northwestern.edu

Keener, Andrew

Keener, Andrew

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of interest: Renaissance literature, book history, digital humanities

AndrewKeener2018@u.northwestern.edu

Larkin, Ilana

Larkin, Ilana

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: American literature
Areas of interest: 19th-century American literature, children's literature, childhood studies, medical humanities, psychoanalysis

IlanaLarkin2020@u.northwestern.edu

Mercer, Harris

Mercer, Harris

2nd-year Ph.D.

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of interest: Economic history; political philosophy; ecological and animal studies; and drama as a socially engaged practice

harris.mercer@u.northwestern.edu

Nordgren, Todd

Nordgren, Todd

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-c Modern literature
Areas of interest: modernism, gender & sexuality, and literary theory

ToddNordgren@u.northwestern.edu

Nyi, Simon

Nyi, Simon

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of interest: Early Modern and 18th-century literature; political theory

SimonNyi2016@u.northwestern.edu

Pederson, Alicia

Pederson, Alicia

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of interest: Renaissance/Early Modern literature; ecocriticism/posthumanism; Italian; pastoral; biopolitics; history of human/animal; literary theory

AliciaSands2013@u.northwestern.edu

Ramirez, Jessica

Ramirez, Jessica

1st-year Ph.D.

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of interest: U.S. Latinx studies and multiethnic American poetry, interdisciplinary approaches to race and ethnicity, twentieth-century and early twenty-first century literary studies, critical theory, gender studies, identity construction, magical realism, and the Gothic

JessicaRamirez2023@u.northwestern.edu

Rodriguez, Elizabeth

Rodriguez, Elizabeth

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of interest: Early Modern literature; gender and sexuality; discourses of sexual and political consent; reading law as literature

ElizabethRodriguez2014@u.northwestern.edu

Sacks, Susanna

Sacks, Susanna

Ph.D. Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of interest: African literature; performance poetry; (post)colonial literary politics; and language policy

SusannaSacks2019@u.northwestern.edu

Syvertsen, Adam

Syvertsen, Adam

1st-year Ph.D.

Field: American literature
Areas of interest: 19th-century American literature, New Materialisms, posthumanisms, history of science

AdamSyvertsen2025@u.northwestern.edu

Talbott, Tyler

Talbott, Tyler

1st-year Ph.D.

Field: 19th-century British literature
Areas of interest: The Victorian novel, transnational literature, and British emigrant writing in colonial spaces

TylerTalbott2023@u.northwestern.edu

Comparative Literary Studies Students

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