Current Graduate Students




Areas of Interest

KarlieRodriguez_Pic-002.jpg Karlie Rodríguez Acosta Queer and trans* studies, Cultural studies, Feminist new materialisms, Disability studies, Life writing, Young adult and new adult literature
adamsonc.jpg 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
boyd Brenton Boyd Black Philosophy, Circum-Caribbean Literatures, Performance Theory, Queer of Color Critique, Decolonial Thought, 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Dancehall Culture.
Tesla2019.jpg Tesla Cariani Visual Culture Studies, 20th and 21st Century American Literature, Queer/Trans* Studies and Theory, 2Sprit/ Indigenous Studies, Queer Globalization

Jareka Dellenbaugh-Dempsey

20th and 21st-century American literature and culture, memoir & life writing, disability studies & crip theory, queer studies
duquette Kelly Duquette

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

Olivia-Hendricks.jpg Olivia Eljaiek-Hendricks 20th century U.S. literature, 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  
JoeFritsch-203x300.png Joseph Fritsch Poetry & Poetics, Postcolonial Theory, Media & Technology Studies
griggs Hannah Griggs Foodways, 19th and 20th Century American Literature, The Global South, Digital Humanities, Public History
gulledge John Gulledge Early Modern Period, Critical Disability Studies, Performance Studies, Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, Disability Recovery/Revisionary, Bioethics, Biocriticism/Ecocriticism
Hannah-Hjerpe.jpg Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder

Circum-Caribbean Literatures, Queer Theory, Anticolonial thought, Women's Narratives, Black Feminist Thought, Theories of Creolization, Ecocriticism, Island Studies.

highsmith Lauren Highsmith African American literature, literature and music
Jareema_Hylton.jpg Jareema Hylton Power and legitimacy in Shakespeare through the lenses of race, space, class, and gender; postcolonial Shakespeare; Latin American and Caribbean Literature, new media, and visual culture
IMG_1473.JPG Matthew Francis Ittenbach 20th/21st century global anglophone poetry, Irish poetry, modernism, mythology, ecocriticism, translation
default_thumbnail.gif Kareem Joseph 20th century African American literature, African American Detective and Crime Fiction, Ethics, Criminality Studies 
Kayla-Shipp.jpg 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, the 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
profilepic03-copy.jpg Amy Li Science fiction and speculative fiction; gender and sexuality; feminist theory; posthumanism; cultural studies
Jess_Libow.jpeg Jess Libow 19th and 20th-century American literature and culture, Disability studies, Health humanities, Gender studies
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

IMG_0823.jpg Willem Parshley Victorian Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Ishanika-Photo.jpg Ishanika Sharma Postcolonial and Global Anglophone Literature, Victorian Literature, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction 
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 critical theory, queer aesthetics, deconstruction, contemporary literature, affect studies, anti-capitalisms & de-colonialisms
tolbert William Tolbert Postcolonial Theory, Politics of Representation, American Literature, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Education, Pop Culture