Current Graduate Students




Areas of Interest

Chris Adamson Victorian literature, poetry, religion
Emily Banks 20th-21st century poetry, gender and sexuality studies
Jenny Bledsoe Jenny Bledsoe Medieval literature, religion and literature, gender and sexuality, manuscript studies, history of spirituality, hagiography and devotional literature
Tesla Cariani

20th-21st century American literature, literature and music

Sumita Chakraborty Sumita Chakraborty

Transatlantic lyric poetry after 1850; poetics; ecologies; poetry and the other arts; cultural and media studies; critical theory.

chitwood Bryan Chitwood Twentieth-century and contemporary poetry and poetics
J. Laurence Cohen J. Laurence Cohen 19th-20th century American literature, African American literature, the novel, religion, representations of preachers
Derrick Cohens Derrick D. Cohens Twentieth-Century African American Literature; Queer of Color Critique; Childhood Studies 
Alyssa Duck Alyssa Duck Feminist theory & sexuality studies, 20th century American & British literature, women's poetry & poetics, gendered sociolinguistics, and literatures of the Jewish diaspora
Shanna Early
Olivia Eljaiek-Hendricks
Madison Elkins Madison Elkins Modernism and postmodernism, 20th-century American fiction, self-reflexive fiction, narratology, photography in literature
Asha French 20th Century African American, Visual Studies
goergen Corey Goergen
18th Century British Literature, Romantic Poetry, Disability Studies, Addiction
goldsman Aaron Goldsman 20th-century American poetry, Queer theory
Graham Aaron Graham Creative Writing: Poetry T.S. Eliot, 20th C British Lit, Poetics Trauma Studies, Hopkins,  Post-Colonial Arabic Language Poetry, Human Intelligence , Security Studies & Intelligence analysis
Lindsey Grubbs Lindsey Grubbs 19th and 20th-century American literature, disability studies, bioethics
Wenwen Guo late 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature
Sarah Harsh Sarah Harsh Irish studies, contemporary women's writing, transnational modernism
Lauren Highsmith African American literature, literature and music
iasiello Stephanie Iasiello African diaspora and Postcolonial Literature
jones-pierce Bellee Jones-Pierce Medieval and early modern literature
Rachel Kolb Rachel Kolb 20th-21st century American Literature, disability studies
Connor Larsen
Stephanie Larson Stephanie Larson

20th century American literature, disability studies, literature of the American South, William Faulkner, medical humanities, animal studies, film studies

Mike Lehman Post-colonial literature, critical theory
Amy Li Amy Li Science fiction and speculative fiction; gender and sexuality; feminist theory; posthumanism; cultural studies
Jess Libow Jess Libow
Aruni Mahapatra Aruni Mahapatra

Book history, Victorian literature, critical theory, history of literature, Marxism, visual and material cultures

Rebecca McGlynn Rebecca McGlynn

Irish literature and cultural studies, contemporary Irish women's writing, post-colonial studies

Nicole Morris Nicole Morris Literatures of the African Diaspora; Modernism; Theories of Creolization; Literatures of the Global South; Gullah/Geechee Cultures
newman Adam P. Newman Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, African-American Literature, Disability Studies
Ieva Padgett Southern literature, comparative regionalism, globalization
Mixon Robinson
Justin Shaw Justin Shaw

Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, Disability Theory, Race and Ethnic Studies, Travel Literature, Digital Scholarship

slavin Molly Slavin 20th-century British lit, post-colonial lit 
Marlo Starr Marlo Starr 20th-century transnational literature, postcolonial studies, gender, identity and belonging
Palak Taneja Palak Taneja

Postcolonial theory and literature, partition literature of India and Pakistan, subaltern studies, gerontology, folk literature of Punjab

Julian Whitney
worthy Jimmy Worthy African American Literature, Religion, History, Gender Studies, Psychology