Skip to main content

Graduate Students in the Department of English

(click for listings of students in Comparative Literary Studies below)

Ayala, Uta

PhD Candidate
Field: Medieval literature

E-mail link


Barker, Jeremiah

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: queer theory, cultural criticism, auto-fiction, life writing, ecocriticism, biopolitics

E-mail link


Batra, Harish

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Poetry

E-mail link


Beeber, Matthew

PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature
Areas of Interest: Proletarian and radical literature of the 1930s, institutions of literary production

E-mail link


Bellaart, Elena

2nd-year PhD
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American women’s writing, 19th-century representations of gender, labor, and domesticity

E-mail link


Bergh, Rio

1st-year PhD
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: development of consumerism and capitalism as it intersects with early American literature, particularly in the 18th- and 19th-centuries

E-mail link


Blankenau, Katie
PhD Candidate
Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: Early Modern drama, hospitality, travel literature, and framing texts

E-mail link


Botz, Samantha
PhD Candidate
Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

E-mail link


Browne, Kaitlin

3rd-year PhD
Field: Medieval literature
Areas of Interest: medical and digital humanities, the construction of race in the middle ages, corporeal literacy, sociolinguistics, authorial theory

E-mail link


Černe, Sara
PhD Candidate
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 20th/21st-century American literature and culture, Southern literature, African American literature, literary environmental justice

E-mail link


Chan, Min Li

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: the essay form, cultural criticism, media and technology, critical theory, queer theory

E-mail link


Chaskin, Hannah
PhD Candidate
Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature
Areas of Interest: Feminist & queer theory,  gender & sexuality studies, women's writing, and the novel

E-mail link


Cogswell, Clay

PhD Candidate
Field: 19th-century British literature

E-mail link


Collins, Jayme

PhD Candidate
Field: Poetry & Poetics
Areas of Interest: poetry and poetics since 1945 of the US, the UK, and Canada; environmental humanities

E-mail link


Comerford, Jennifer

2nd-year PhD
Field: 18th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: the novel, epistolarity, cross-channel exchange, representations of consciousness, and women's writing

E-mail link


Coomes, Nina Li

1st-year MFA+MA
Field: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: History, memory, and translation in essay

E-mail link


Dikcis, Maria
PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century American Literature
Areas of Interest: poetry and poetics; African American, Asian American, and Latinx literature and culture; critical race theory; media and technology studies; histories of the carceral state and prison abolition

E-mail link


Dubos, Bradley

PhD Candidate
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Early and 19th-century American poetry and culture, religion and philosophy, phenomenology

E-mail link


Ellefson, Philip

3rd-year PhD
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: mid 19th to early 20th-century American literature, Whitman studies, border studies, ecocriticism

E-mail link


Etherington, Bonnie
PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: transnational literature, Oceania and South East Asia, indigenous literary studies, ecocriticism, disease

E-mail link


Fetus, Mohwanah
PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: Post-colonial literature and theory, black diaspora, Caribbean literature

E-mail link


Godfrey, Johana 

PhD Candidate
Field: 19th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: response of formal aspects of emergent genres to imperial and urban expansion, material culture, and social and intellectual history

E-mail link


Graves, Harrison

3rd-year PhD
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: African American literature, the intersections of race, spatial confinement, and spectacular punishment in 19th- and 20th-century prison literature, narratives of confinement, and visual & print culture

E-mail link


Hengstebeck, Eric
PhD Candidate
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American literature

E-mail link


Hughes, Erica

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Poetry

E-mail link


Ibarra, Alexandra

1st-year PhD
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Latinx literary and cultural studies

E-mail link


Jiang, Nancy Haijing

PhD Candidate
Field: Medieval literature
Areas of Interest: Confession, Penitential literature, lay piety, medieval mercantilism, and History of the Book

E-mail link


Jones-Torregrosa, Paulina

2nd-year PhD
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature
Areas of Interest: Latinx literature, African-American literature, gender and sexuality studies

E-mail link


Kim, Irene

1st-year PhD
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature
Areas of Interest: poetry and poetics, literature and the visual arts, lyric theory, conceptual writing

E-mail link


Kingston, Elliott

MA Student
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature
Areas of Interest: the role of fiction in shaping our understanding of the 20th/21st-century.

E-mail link


Kumavie, Delali
PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: African literature

E-mail link


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

E-mail link


Lee, Michelle Goun

1st-year MFA+MA
Field: Fiction
Areas of Interest: animal studies, spatial theory, folklore and diaspora, the animate/inanimate

E-mail link


Lowe, Mariana

1st-year PhD
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Mexican American literature, postcolonial feminism, border studies

E-mail link


Mason, Sarah 

PhD Candidate
Field: 19th-century British Literature
Areas of Interest: Victorian literature, sound and technology studies, medical humanities, disease discourse

E-mail link


Mercer, Harris 

4th-year PhD
Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: Economic and social history and other historicisms; political philosophy; drama as a socially engaged practice

E-mail link


Moon, Nina

PhD Candidate
Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature
Areas of Interest: women's writing; travel narratives; transatlantic literature; feminist studies; postcolonial studies

E-mail link


Morrison, Garrett
PhD Candidate
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American literature, print culture, regionalism

E-mail link


Papanikolas, Tony
PhD Candidate
Field: American literature

E-mail link


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

E-mail link


Pierce, Will
PhD Candidate
Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: Reformation and Counter-Reformation; theology and literature; surveillance studies

E-mail link


Ramirez, Jessica

3rd-year PhD
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

E-mail link


Richardson, Matthew

1st-year MFA+MA
Field: Fiction

E-mail link


Richardson, Natalie Rose

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Poetry
Areas of Interest: Latin American literature, magical realism, critical race studies, contemporary narrative poetry 

E-mail link


Rips, Avey

1st-year PhD
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest:

E-mail link


Scharfenberg, Katherine

PhD Candidate
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Early/19th-century American literatures, Indigenous studies, geography, narrative incoherence, nationalism

E-mail link


Schell, Cameron

PhD Candidate
Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

E-mail link


Simpson, Serena

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: memory, place, and the overlap, interstices, and interplay between them

E-mail link


Skipper, Samantha

2nd-year PhD
Field: American literature

E-mail link


Syvertsen, Adam

3rd-year PhD
Field
: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American/Transatlantic literature and culture, environmental humanities, history/philosophy of science, 19th-century political philosophy

E-mail link


Talbott, Tyler

3rd-year PhD
Field: 19th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: the Victorian novel, transnational literature, and British emigrant writing in colonial spaces

E-mail link


Vieytez, Maria

1st-year PhD
Field: Medieval literature
Areas of Interest: gender and sexuality, subject formation theory, and temporality

E-mail link


Weihl, Harrington

PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature

E-mail link



Wilson, Sarah
PhD Candidate
Field: Medieval literature

E-mail link


Winter, Elizabeth

1st-year PhD
Field: 19th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: transatlantic literary exchange, feminist theory, and critical race theory

E-mail link


Xu, Olivia Lingyi

2nd-year PhD
Field: 19th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: the intersection of the 19th-century English novel, visual arts and aesthetic theories

E-mail link


Yen, Sreddy

1st-year PhD
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: contemporary African and Caribbean literatures, global modernisms, queer studies

E-mail link


Zalokostas, Anna

3rd-year PhD
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature

E-mail link


 

Comparative Literature/English Graduate Students

Return to top
Ajisebutu, Omoyemi

Bao, Viola

Bhagat, Raina

Camoglu, Arif

Faridi, Maziyar

Gao, Menglu

Mohammadi, Marjan

Newman, Scott

Pour Mohammad, Taymaz

Zhang, Wenhan
Back to top