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English Department Graduate Students

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Aguilar, Kellen

1st-year Ph.D.
Field: American literature

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Ayala, Uta

Ph.D. Candidate
Field: Medieval literature

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Barker, Jeremiah

1st-year M.F.A.+M.A.
Field: Creative non-fiction
Areas of Interest: queer theory, cultural criticism, auto-fiction, life writing, ecocriticism, biopolitics

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Batra, Harish

1st-year M.F.A.+M.A.
Field: Poetry

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Beeber, Matthew

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

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Bellaart, Elena

1st-year Ph.D.
Field: American 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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Botz, Samantha
Ph.D. Candidate
Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

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Browne, Kaitlin

2nd-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, economic imaginaries, 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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Chan, Min Li

1st-year M.F.A.+M.A.
Field: Creative non-fiction
Areas of Interest: the essay form, cultural criticism, media and technology, critical theory, queer theory

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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, Jayme

Ph.D. Candidate
Field: 20th-century poetry and poetics

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Comerford, Jennifer

1st-year Ph.D.
Field: 18th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: the novel, epistolarity, cross-channel exchange, representations of consciousness, and women's writing

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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

Ph.D. Candidate
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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Ellefson, Philip

2nd-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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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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Godfrey, Johana 

3rd-year Ph.D.
Field: 19th-century British literature

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Graves, Harrison

2nd-year Ph.D.
Field: African American literature

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Hengstebeck, Eric
Ph.D. Candidate
Field: American literature

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Hughes, Erica

1st-year M.F.A.+M.A.
Field: Poetry

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Jiang, Nancy

3rd-year Ph.D.
Field: Medieval literature
Areas of Interest: Medieval vernacular devotional writing, history of the book

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Jones-Torregrosa, Paulina

1st-year Ph.D.
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature
Areas of Interest: Latinx Literature, African-American Literature, gender and sexuality studies

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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 

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

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Mercer, Harris 

3rd-year Ph.D.
Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: Economic and social history and other historicisms; political philosophy; drama as a socially engaged practice

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Moon, Nina

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

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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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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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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
Areas of Interest: Reformation and Counter-Reformation; theology and literature; surveillance studies

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Ramirez, Jessica

2nd-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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Richardson, Natalie Rose

1st-year M.F.A.+M.A.
Field: Poetry
Areas of Interest: Latin American literature, magical realism, critical race studies, contemporary narrative poetry 

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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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Scharfenberg, Katherine

3rd-year Ph.D.
Field: American literature

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Schell, Cameron

Ph.D. Candidate
Field: 18th-century/Romantic British literature

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Simpson, Serena

1st-year M.F.A.+M.A.
Field: Creative non-fiction

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Skipper, Samantha

1st-year Ph.D.
Field: American literature

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Syvertsen, Adam

2nd-year Ph.D.
Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th-century American/Transatlantic literature and culture, Environmental Humanities, History/Philosophy of Science, 19th-century Political Philosophy

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Talbott, Tyler

2nd-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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Weihl, Harrington

Ph.D. Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Modern literature

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Wilson, Sarah
Ph.D. Candidate
Field: Medieval literature

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Xu, Olivia

1st-year Ph.D.
Field: 19th-century British literature

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Zalokostas, Anna

2nd-year Ph.D.
Field: 20th American  literature

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Comparative Literature/English Graduate Students
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Ajisebutu, Omoyemi

Camoglu, Arif

Faridi, Maziyar

Gao, Menglu

Mohammadi, Marjan

Newman, Scott

Pour Mohammad, Taymaz

Zhang, Wenhan
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