PhD Students




Heidi Arndt 20th & 21st century British and Irish Literature; Queer Theory; Narrative Theory; Gender; Women Writers  
Nicholas Babich Old and Middle English; Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry; verse and meter in Old English, Middle English, and Medieval Latin; The Alliterative Revival; the Scholastic philosophical tradition; Tolkien, the Inklings, and fantasy literature  
Trish Bredar Nineteenth-century British Literature; Gender; Space and Mobility; Women writers  
Mayra Cano Latinx/Chicanx literature, 20th & 21st century American literature, Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, Trauma Theory, Media Studies.  
Kristen Carlson Nineteenth-century American Literature; Transatlantic and Transnational Romanticism; Literature and Science; Literature and Philosophy; Ecocriticism; Critical Theory  
Claudia Carroll 19th Century British and Irish Literature, the Novel, Narrative Theory, Historiography, Memory Studies  
Shinjini Chattopadhyay Anglo-Irish modernism, Modern Irish literature, James Joyce, and genetic criticism  
Haylee Chavanne Postcolonial Literature, Theory of the Borderlands, Native American Renaissance Literature, Literatures of Africa and the Diaspora, Narratives of Resistance, 20th Century American Literature, Race Studies, Black and White Literary Identity  
Dong Hwan (Alex) Chun Early Modern Poetry & Drama, Classical Reception, Classical Literature & Rhetoric, Renaissance Humanism  
John Conlan Psychoanalysis, biopolitics, urbanism, medical humanities, memory studies  
Sarah Coogan British and Irish Modernism, Irish Studies, Poetry & Poetics, Postcolonial Theory, Religion & Literature  
Chanel Cox Early modern literature; Milton and Epic; Genre theory; Gender theory; The body as text  
Jeremy Davidheiser British Romanticism, Victorian Literature, Gender and Politics  
Julian Dean Irish literature; Modernism; Postcolonial literatures and theory; Critical theory; and the Anthropocene  
Emily Pitts Donahoe Early modern literature, Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, Shakespeare in performance, early modern performance practices, early modern logic, rhetoric, and pedagogy  
Douglas Duhaime Eighteenth-Century Literature, Literature and Science, Digital Humanities  
Ala Fink Milton, early American poetry, Reformation exegesis, Hebrew and Latin philology, classical rhetoric  
Danielle Green C19–20 British and Irish Literature; Gender Studies; Space Studies; Narrative Theory; Queer Theory  
Rachel Hanks  
Kaden Ivy Early American Literature, History, and Culture; Early American Political History; Drama as Genre; Performance Studies; Theater History; Print Culture  
Sara Judy 21st century poetry and poetics, devotional poetry, religion and literature, genre theory, lyric theory  
Joel Gabriel Kempff Transatlantic Romanticism; History and Philosophy of Science; Ecocriticism; Criticism and Theory: Creative Writing.  
Adam Kerker  
Jessica Kim British, Irish, and Anglophone modernism, postcolonial literature and theory, feminist and queer theory, psychoanalysis, the abject, the novel, race and transnational studies  
Mitchell Kooh 20th C. British and Irish Literature; Religion and Literature; Theological Aesthetics    
Arpit Kumar Long Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture, Eighteenth Century Sociability, Western Political Thought, Gender Studies, Anglo-Irish Literature, Literary Theory  
Eric Alan Lewis Narratology; twentieth-century global Anglophone novels; postcolonial, feminist, and queer theories; transmission of affect; literature in minor languages  
Kyriana Lynch Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century British and Irish Literature; Education and Mentoring in Women’s Writing; History of the Novel  
Laura MacGowan Eighteenth-century British Literature; Religion & Literature; Women Writers  
Alan McGee Modernism; twentieth-century history; privacy and literature  
Jake McGinnis 19th Century American, Ecocriticism, New Materialist philosophy  
Emily McLemore Old and Middle English Literatures; Representations of Women; Gender, Body, and Sexuality Studies; Feminist Scholarship; Trans-Historicism  
Jay David Miller Early American Literature, History, and Culture; Literature and the Environment; Book History and Print Culture; Religion and Theology; the Atlantic World  
Chamara Moore 20th & 21st Century African-American Literature, Speculative Fiction, Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, Cyborg Theory, Comic Studies, and Media Studies.  
Oliver Ortega

Latina/o literatures, Latin American literatures, Postcolonial literatures, late 20th and 21st century American literatures, migration studies, race studies, citizenship, gender theory, political theory  
Laura Ortiz-Mercado Early Modern literature, Shakespearean drama, theatre performance and staging, witchcraft and supernatural elements in theatre, genre theory, gender studies, fan theory, Shakespeare in popular culture  
Anton Povzner Early British American colonial texts; community; group and individual identities; violence, DH  
Logan Quigley Middle English literature, cognition, memory, spatial perception, history of science, pilgrimage  
Shela Raman Old English and Middle English language and literature, multilingualism, philology, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, monstrosity, medievalisms  
Jacob Schepers 20th- and 21st-century Poetry & Poetics, Media Theory, Science & Literature, History and Philosophy of Science  
Abigail Scott Early American Literature, History, and Culture; Early American Poetry, Devotional/Spiritual Writing; Puritan Spirituality; Religion and Literature  
Anila Shree Eighteenth century British and Irish Literatures, writings of Jonathan Swift, Satire, Discourses of Popular Culture, and Literary theory  
Stacy Sivinski Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, New Woman Literature, Periodical Culture, Materialist Feminism, Gender Studies, and Appalachian Literature  
Caitlin Smith C19 American literature, early American literature, doubt, epistemology, religion and literature, intellectual history, ways of reading  
Jennifer Thorup Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, Performance Studies, Gender Studies, Book History, Theology, Classical Rhetoric, Comparative Studies, and Adaptation Theory  
Dominique Vargas 20th & 21st century Literature of the Americas, Linguistics, Gender, and Identity Studies  
Joshua Wright British Romanticism; Eco-criticism; Literature and War  
Arnaud Zimmern Early Modern literature, medicine, and religion – especially devotional literature, sermons, and scientific and medical prose in England and France