English Department Graduate Students

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Altman, Toby (Ph.D. Candidate) 

Field: British literature, 1500-1650

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Andrews, Erin (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature
Areas of Interest: Cultural studies, theory

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Ayala, Uta (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: Medieval literature

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Bangura, Fullamusu (2nd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature

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Beeber, Matthew (3rd-year Ph.D.)

Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature

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Blankenau, Katie (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: British literature, 1500-1650

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Boemler, Anne (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: early modern poetry, devotional writing, translation theory, modes of reading

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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

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Botz, Samantha (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

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Browne, Kaitlin (1st-year Ph.D.) 

Field: Medieval literature

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Caldwell, Casey (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: History and ontology of money, theatre history, early modern drama, labor and markets, disease discourse

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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

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Chaskin, Hannah (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature, gender and sexuality studies

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Cogswell, Clay (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: 19th-century British literature

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Collins, Corrine (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: African diaspora

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Collins, Jayme (3rd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 20th-century poetry and poetics

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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

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Dubos, Bradley (3rd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: American literature

Areas of Interest: Early and nineteenth-century American poetry and culture, religion and philosophy, phenomenology

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Duprey, Annalese (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: Medieval literature, medical humanities

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Edwards, Halle (2nd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: British literature, 1500-1650

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Ellefson, Philip (1st-year Ph.D.) 

Field: American literature

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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

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Fayne, Rickey (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: African-American literature

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Fetus, Mohwanah (Ph.D. Candidate)

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

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Fritz, Meaghan (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American literature

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Godfrey, Johana (2nd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 19th-century British literature

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Graves, Harrison (1st-year Ph.D.) 

Field: African American literature

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Gschwendner, Patricia (D.A.A.D. Visiting Scholar) 

Areas of Interest: 20th century literature, Post-colonial literature and theory, humor studies

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Hengstebeck, Eric (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature

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High, Ean (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Early American literature and religion

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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

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Jiang, Nancy (2nd-year Ph.D.)

Field: Medieval vernacular devotional writing, history of the book

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Keener, Andrew (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: Renaissance literature, Book history, Digital humanities

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Kumavie, Delali (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature

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Larkin, Ilana (Ph.D. Candidate)

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

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Leone, Carli (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Early American literature and medicine

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Mason, Sarah (3rd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 19th-century British Literature

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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

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Moon, Nina (3rd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

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Morrison, Garrett (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American literature, print culture, regionalism

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Nordgren, Todd (Ph.D. Candidate)

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

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Nyi, Simon (Ph.D. Candidate)

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

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Osenbaugh, Annie (Master's Student) 

Areas of Interest: Victorian Literature, the Gothic novel, epic poetry

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Papanikolas, Tony (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: American literature

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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

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Pentz, Stephanie (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: Medieval literature

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Pierce, Will (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: British literature, 1500-1650

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Ramirez, Jessica (1st-year Ph.D.) 

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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

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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

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Scharfenberg, Katherine (2nd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: American literature

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Schell, Cameron (3rd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

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Syvertsen, Adam (1st-year Ph.D.)

Field: 19th-century American literature
Areas of Interest: New Materialisms, Posthumanisms, History of Science

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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

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Waller, Simone (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: British literature, 1500-1650

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Weihl, Harrington (3rd-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature

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Wilson, Sarah (Ph.D. Candidate)

Field: Medieval literature

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Zalokostas, Anna (1st-year Ph.D.) 

Field: 20th/21st-c Modern literature

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Comparative Literature/English Graduate Students

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Ajisebutu, Omoyemi


Anzini da Costa, Patricia


Bressan, Eloisa


Camoglu, Arif


Faridi, Maziyar


Gao, Menglu


Mohammadi, Marjan


Newman, Scott


Pour Mohammad, Taymaz


Rhajbhandari, Kritish


Zhang, Wenhan