Current Graduate Students




Areas of Interest

Chris Adamson 2nd Victorian literature, poetry, religion
Emily Banks 1st 20th-21st century poetry, gender and sexuality studies
Jenny Bledsoe Jenny Bledsoe 4th Medieval literature, religion and literature, gender and sexuality, manuscript studies, history of spirituality, hagiography and devotional literature
Tesla Cariani 1st

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

Sumita Chakraborty Sumita Chakraborty 4th

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

Lisa Chinn 6th 20th century American literature, mid-century poetry and poetics, transnational Anglo- and Francophone literatures, theories of affect and aesthetics; sound studies
chitwood Bryan Chitwood 5th Twentieth-century and contemporary poetry and poetics
coblentz Dori Coblentz 5th Medieval and early modern literature; history of fencing; drama
J. Laurence Cohen J. Laurence Cohen 3rd 19th-20th century American literature, African American literature, the novel, religion, representations of preachers
Derrick Cohens Derrick D. Cohens 8th Twentieth-Century African American Literature; Queer of Color Critique; Childhood Studies 
Guy Conn 7th American Modernism, African American Literature
Alyssa Duck Alyssa Duck 2nd Feminist theory & sexuality studies, 20th century American & British literature, women's poetry & poetics, gendered sociolinguistics, and literatures of the Jewish diaspora
Shanna Early 4th
Madison Elkins Madison Elkins 2nd Modernism and postmodernism, 20th-century American fiction, self-reflexive fiction, narratology, photography in literature
Asha French 8th 20th Century African American, Visual Studies
Yoshiaki Furui Yoshiaki Furui 6th 19th-c. American literature, cultural history
goergen Corey Goergen 4th
18th Century British Literature, Romantic Poetry, Disability Studies, Addiction
goldsman Aaron Goldsman 5th 20th-century American poetry, Queer theory
Graham Aaron Graham 3rd 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 3rd 19th and 20th-century American literature, disability studies, bioethics
guevara Perry Guevara 7th Early Modern/Sexuality
Wenwen Guo 3rd late 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature
Sarah Harsh Sarah Harsh 3rd Irish studies, contemporary women's writing, transnational modernism
Lauren Highsmith 1st African American literature, literature and music
James Howard 8th Medieval, Renaissance
iasiello Stephanie Iasiello 4th African diaspora and Postcolonial Literature
Gloria Jirsaraie 5th 20th century literatures of the African Diaspora; Gender; Critical Race Theory
Joseph Johnson Joseph M. Johnson 9th American Literature and Culture, especially Transcendentalism; English Composition, especially the relationship between writing and civic engagement; History and Theory of Higher Education.
jones-pierce Bellee Jones-Pierce 6th Medieval and early modern literature
Rachel Kolb 1st

20th-21st century American literature, disability studies

Stephanie Larson Stephanie Larson 2nd

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

Mike Lehman 1st Post-colonial literature, critical theory
Amy Li Amy Li 2nd Science fiction and speculative fiction; gender and sexuality; feminist theory; posthumanism; cultural studies
Aruni Mahapatra 2nd

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

Hannah Markley 5th
Rebecca McGlynn Rebecca McGlynn 2nd

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

Nicole Morris Nicole Morris 4th Literatures of the African Diaspora; Modernism; Theories of Creolization; Literatures of the Global South; Gullah/Geechee Cultures
newman Adam P. Newman 5th Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, African-American Literature, Disability Studies
Ieva Padgett 6th Southern literature, comparative regionalism, globalization
Mixon Robinson 4th
Dominick Rolle 6th African American literature, gender studies
McKenna Rose 5th
schwenz Caroline Schwenz 5th Postcolonial literature and theory, comedy and laughter, literatures of South Asia and the Caribbean
Justin Shaw Justin Shaw 2nd

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

slavin Molly Slavin 4th 20th-century British lit, post-colonial lit 
solomon Eric Solomon 5th Twentieth Century Fiction and Memoir; Southern Literatures/ Latin American and, Circum-Carribean Hispanophone Literatures; Sexuality, Queer Theory; Memory; Buddhist Thought
Marlo Starr Marlo Starr 3rd 20th-century transnational literature, postcolonial studies, gender, identity and belonging
Palak Taneja Palak Taneja 2nd

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

Julian Whitney 3rd
Rebekah Williams 1st 19th century British and American literature, American literature, and gender and sexuality studies
worthy Jimmy Worthy 4th African American Literature, Religion, History, Gender Studies, Psychology