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Graduate Students in the Department of English

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Abedeen, Lydia

she/her/hers
1st-year MFA+MA
Field
: Poetry
Areas of Interest: Trauma theory, Caruthian literary analysis, ancient Greek mythology, fairy tale, classics and ancient history, cult and religious studies, effects of war on women, psychoanalysis, Bangladeshi identities, motherhood

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Abraham, George

he/him/his, they/them/theirs
1st-year MFA+MA
Field
: Poetry
Areas of Interest: Anti-colonial Poetics, Palestinian Poetry, Southwest Asian & North African Diasporic Poetry, Experimental Poetic Forms, Digital Humanities, Horror and Speculative Fiction 

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Balooni, Agam

2nd-year PhD
Field: 19th-century British literature

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Beeber, Matthew

PhD 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

she/her/hers
PhD Candidate

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

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Bergh, Rio

3rd-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

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Browne, Kaitlin

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

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Boyden, Kayla

1st-year PhD

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Chan, Min Li

3rd-year MFA+MA
Field: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: the essay form, cultural criticism, media and technology, critical theory, queer theory

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Chase, Kai

they/them/theirs
2nd-year PhD

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: Latin American and Caribbean studies; diasporic Latinx literature; indigenous studies; gender and sexuality studies; critical race studies; Marxism; decolonial literature and theory

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Cohen, Emma

1st-year PhD

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Collins, Jayme

she/her/hers
PhD Candidate

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

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Comerford, Jennifer

she/her/hers
PhD Candidate
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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Coomes, Nina Li

3rd-year MFA+MA
Field: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: History, memory, and translation in essay

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Corning-Myers, Michaela

she/her/hers
2nd-year PhD

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: American women’s writing, gender and sexuality, poetics, and domestic economies
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Dubos, Bradley

he/him/his
PhD Candidate

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Early/19th-century American poetry and culture, Indigenous studies, religion and philosophy, phenomenology

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Dugas, May

she/her/hers
1st-year MFA+MA
Field
: Creative Nonfiction
Areas of Interest: Fiction and nonfiction focusing on psychological aspects of trauma and grief, the intersection of consciousness with quantum physics, speculative fiction, fantasy, and epistolary forms

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Ellefson, Philip

he/him/his
PhD Candidate

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th century American literature, urban fiction, architecture and housing

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English, Samantha

she/her/hers
2nd-year PhD

Field: 19th-century British and American literature
Areas of Interest: The novel, women's writing, transatlantic literary exchange, and commodity culture 

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Feero, Eliza

she/her/hers
2nd-year PhD

Field: Medieval literature
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature and otherness; Islam and medieval Europe; race and the Middle Ages; textual afterlife; manuscript studies and history of the book; affect theory; history of reading

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Gibeily, Allison

she/her/hers
2nd-year PhD

Field: 18th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: travel narratives; medical humanities; women's writing; Ottoman and Middle Eastern studies; disease discourse

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Goddu, Charlotte

1st-year PhD

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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

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Graves, Harrison

PhD Candidate
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

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Gutierrez-Lowe, Mariana

she/her/hers
3rd-year PhD

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Latinx literature, indigenous studies, postcolonial feminisms, borders and citizenship, decolonization, and motherhood

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Ibarra, Alexandra

she/her/hers
3rd-year PhD

Field: American literature
Areas of Interest: Latinx literary and cultural studies

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Jiang, Nancy Haijing

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

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Jones-Torregrosa, Paulina

she/her/hers
PhD Candidate

Field: 20th/21st-century American literature
Areas of Interest: multiethnic American literatures since 1900, especially Latinx and African-American literatures, feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, critical race and ethnic studies

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Kim, Irene

she/her/hers
3rd-year PhD

Field: 20th/21st-century American literature
Areas of Interest: comparative race and ethnicity, visual culture, assemblage, aesthetic and spatial theories, new media

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Larkin, Ilana

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

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Lee, Michelle Goun

she/her/hers
3rd-year MFA+MA

Field: Fiction
Areas of Interest: memory and loss, diaspora, body and illness, animal studies

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Lombardo, Christopher

he/him/his
2nd-year MFA+MA

Field: Fiction
Areas of Interest: speculative, weird, and Gothic fiction; trauma theory; media studies and theories of play; and apocalypse and eschatology

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McGrath, Jackson

he/him/his
1st-year MFA+MA
Field
: Creative Nonfiction

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Mercer, Harris 

he/him/his
PhD Candidate

Field: British literature, 1500-1650
Areas of Interest: Economic and social history and other historicisms; disability, queer, and gender studies; political philosophy

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Milner, Surya

1st-year MFA+MA
Field
: Creative Nonfiction

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Moon, Nina

she/her/hers
PhD 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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Narayan, Govind

2nd-year PhD
Field: 19th-century British literature
Areas of Interest: Victorian literature, empire, and environmental humanities

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Neil, Brittany

she/her/hers
MA Student
Field
: British literature
Areas of Interest: Women's literature; gender and sexuality; Gothic literature

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Nhu, Ryan

1st-year PhD

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Nisenson, Sarah

she/her/hers
1st-year PhD
Field: 
20th/ 21st-century American literature
Areas of Interest: new media and aesthetics, environmental justice, memorializations of trauma

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Pan, Phoebe

1st-year PhD

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Ramirez, Jessica

PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: Latinx studies and multiethnic poetry, interdisciplinary approaches to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality studies

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Richardson, Matthew

3rd-year MFA+MA
Field: Fiction

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Rips, Avey

3rd-year PhD
Field: American literature

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Scanlon, Suzanne

2nd-year  MFA+MA
Field: Fiction

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Scharfenberg, Katherine

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

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Schell, Cameron

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

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Singh, Angad

1st-year PhD

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Skipper, Samantha

3rd-year PhD
Field: American literature

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Smith, Katana

2nd-year MFA+MA
Field: Poetry
Areas of Interest: Queer theory, critical race theory, visual culture, narrative poetry

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Syvertsen, Adam

PhD Candidate
Field
: American literature
Areas of Interest: 18/19th-century utopian fiction, 18/19th-century political economy, critical theory, history/philosophy of science

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Talbott, Tyler

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

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Tucker, Kira

she/her/hers, they/them/theirs
2nd-year MFA+MA

Field: Poetry
Areas of Interest: dreams, mythologies, queer theory, traditions of the American South, BIPOC voices, Russian poetry and poetics

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Vieytez, Maria

3rd-year PhD
Field: Medieval literature
Areas of Interest: Middle English romance, subject formation theories, and gender

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Weihl, Harrington

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

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Winter, Elizabeth

she/her/hers
3rd-year PhD

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

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Xu, Olivia Lingyi

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

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Yarberry, Smith

they/them/theirs
2nd-year PhD

Field: Poetry & Poetics
Areas of Interest: prosody, romanticism, Blakean studies, twenty-first century poetry & poetics, trans(gender) literature, avant-garde traditions

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Yen, Sreddy

he/him/his, they/them/theirs
3rd-year PhD

Field: 20th/21st-century Anglophone literature
Areas of Interest: contemporary African literatures, universality and identity politics, relationality and Relation, diaspora and migration, human rights

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Yoon, Yasmin

she/her/hers
1st-year PhD
Field
: Contemporary Asian American literature
Areas of Interest: Eco-criticism, New Materialism, Affect Theory, Posthumanism

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Zalokostas, Anna

she/her/hers
PhD Candidate
Field: 20th/21st-century American literature
Areas of Interest: multiethnic US literature and culture since 1900, especially post-1965, Marxist theory, especially feminist theories of social reproduction, transnational labor and migration

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