Current Graduate Students




Areas of Interest

Adamson Chris Adamson Victorian literature, poetry, religion
banks Emily Banks 20th-21st century poetry, gender and sexuality studies
betik Bailey Betik postcolonial theory & literature, 19th century British literature, representations of the British Empire & imperial spaces, national & cultural identity, intersections of space & memory
Jenny Bledsoe Jenny Bledsoe Medieval literature, religion and literature, gender and sexuality, manuscript studies, history of spirituality, hagiography and devotional literature
boyd Brenton Boyd

Circum-Caribbean Cultures, Black Queer/Trans* Diaspora Studies, Black Ontology & Creolization, Anti-Black Queer Politics, Black Feminisms & Decolonial Thought, Dancehall Culture, Tourism & Tropical Waterscapes, Black Visual Culture, Voodoo/Vodou Epistemologies

cariani Tesla Cariani

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

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
duquette Kelly Duquette

Renaissance Drama and Poetry, Shakespeare, Early Modern Ireland, Histories of Race & Colonialism

hendrick Olivia Eljaiek-Hendricks 20th century U.S. literatur, U.S. cultural studies, literature and music, embodiment, U.S. representations of Latin America, disability studies, performance studies
Madison Elkins Madison Elkins Modernism and postmodernism, 20th-century American fiction, self-reflexive fiction, narratology, photography in literature
makenzie Makenzie Fitzgerald Contemporary Irish Poetry and Drama; Modern British and Anglophone Literature; Ethics of Memory; Linguistic and Ordinary Language Philosophy; Trauma Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Ontology of Grief; New Formalism  
default Asha French 20th Century African American, Visual Studies
JoeFritsch-203x300.png Joseph Fritsch Poetry & Poetics, Postcolonial Theory, Media & Technology Studies
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
griggs Hannah Griggs Foodways, 19th and 20th Century American Literature, The Global South, Digital Humanities, Public History
Lindsey Grubbs Lindsey Grubbs 19th and 20th-century American literature, disability studies, bioethics
gulledge John Gulledge Early Modern Period, Critical Disability Studies, Performance Studies, Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, Disability Recovery/Revisionary, Bioethics, Biocriticism/Ecocriticism
default Wenwen Guo late 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature
Sarah Harsh Sarah Harsh Irish studies, contemporary women's writing, transnational modernism
hjerpe Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder Caribbean Literature, Queer Theory, Women's Narratives, Theories of Creolization, Island Studies
highsmith Lauren Highsmith African American literature, literature and music
kamibayashi Kayla Shipp Kamibayashi 19th-20th century American Literature
Rachel Kolb Rachel Kolb 20th-21st century American Literature, disability studies
larsen Connor Larsen English & Irish novels; Sexuality Studies
Stephanie Larson Stephanie Larson

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

lee Ra'Niqua Lee
Late 19th and early 20th century African American and Southern Literature
Feminist Theory
default Mike Lehman Post-colonial literature, critical theory
leonard Sophia Leonard 19th and 20th century American literature, Southern literature, Digital scholarship and media studies
Amy Li Amy Li Science fiction and speculative fiction; gender and sexuality; feminist theory; posthumanism; cultural studies
Jess Libow Jess Libow 19th and 20th century American literature 
and culture, Disability studies, Health humanities, Gender studies
Aruni Mahapatra Aruni Mahapatra

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

Mann Mary Taylor Mann

18th and 19th century British literature, Romanticism, Literature and medicine, Health humanities and bioethics

mayfield Alexis Mayfield

20th & 21st Century African American Literature, Black Diasporic Literature, Black Feminist Theory

Rebecca McGlynn Rebecca McGlynn

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

newman Adam P. Newman Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, African-American Literature, Disability Studies
default Willem Parshley Victorian Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies
rodriguez Karlie Rodriguez Queer and trans* studies, Cultural studies, Feminist new materialisms, Disability studies, Life writing, Young adult and new adult literature


sharma Ishanika Sharma

Detective fiction, Victorian literature, postcolonial studies and literary theor

Justin Shaw Justin Shaw

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

Palak Taneja Palak Taneja

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

tennant Tyler Tennant horror, psychoanalysis, contemporary literature, affect and queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, pop culture, trauma studies, neo-marxism, post-capitalisms, futurity and utopian studies, the Frankfurt School
tolbert William Tolbert Postcolonial Theory, Politics of Representation, American Literature, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Education, Pop Culture