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Graduate Students in the English Department

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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
Areas of Interest: Early Modern drama, hospitality, travel literature, and framing texts

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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: Early Modern Drama, History and ontology of money, 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 & Sexuality studies
Areas of Interest: Feminist & queer theory, women's writing, and the novel

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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: 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 (German Academic Exchange Program)
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 literature
Areas of Interest: 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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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; 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
Field: 19th-century British literature
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.
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

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


Rajbhandari, Kritish


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