PhD Students




Amanda Bohne  
Trish Bredar Nineteenth-century British Literature; Gender; Space and Mobility; Women writers  
Mayra Cano  
Kristen Carlson  
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 Literature, Early Modern Poetry & Poetics, Early Modern Politics & Drama, Classical Reception, Classical Literature, Milton, Epic Poetry, Philosophy, Latin Philology, Classical Rhetorics, Italian Renaissance, 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  
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  
Mimi Ensley History of the Book, Middle English Popular Romance, Manuscript Studies, Chaucer, Langland  
Richard Fahey Old English, Old Norse, Middle English and Anglo-Latin language and literature, monstrosity, philology, etymology, paleography, syncretism, stylistics, code-switching, riddles, magic and the poetic traditions of Medieval England and Scandinavia.  
Danielle Green C19–20 British and Irish Literature; Gender Studies; Space Studies; Narrative Theory; Queer Theory  
Rachel Hanks  
Marjorie Housley Old English, Old Irish, and Old Norse Literatures; Gender Studies; Queer Theory; Affect Theory, History of the Emotions  
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.  
Jessica Kim British, Irish, and Anglophone modernism, postcolonial literature and theory, feminist and queer theory, psychoanalysis, the abject, the novel, race and transnational studies  
Arpit Kumar  
Eric Alan Lewis Narratology; twentieth-century global Anglophone novels; postcolonial, feminist, and queer theories; transmission of affect; literature in minor languages  
Kurt McGee Modernism; twentieth-century history; privacy and literature  
Jake McGinnis 19th Century American, Ecocriticism, New Materialist philosophy  
Emily McLemore Middle English Literature; Medieval Romance; Gender, Body, and Sexuality Studies; Feminist Scholarship; New Historicism  
Margaret McMillan Nineteenth-century British & American Maritime fiction and non-fiction, exploration & travel narratives, industrial revolution at sea, popular literacy & reading habits of sailors, literature pertaining to the South Pacific  
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 Selfhood in all its experiential and theoretical aspects; early American literature and history; Puritan theology and outlook  
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  
Anila Shree Eighteenth century British and Irish Literatures, writings of Jonathan Swift, Satire, Discourses of Popular Culture, and Literary theory  
Meagan Simpson Narrative, Character, Fictionality, Gender study, Religion  
Stacy Sivinski Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, New Woman Literature, Periodical Culture, Materialist Feminism, Gender Studies, and Appalachian Literature  
Caitlin Smith Oyekole C19 American literature, early American literature, doubt, epistemology, religion and literature, intellectual history, ways of reading  
Jillian Snyder Early modern literature, early modern drama, Shakespeare, Reformation literature, religion and literature, affect theory and history of emotions, literary reception and adaptation studies  
César L. Soto The Transatlantic Nineteenth Century, the French Revolutionary 1790s, Religious Politics, British Romanticism, Irish Literature, Mexican Literature  
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  
Arnaud Zimmern Early Modern literature, medicine, and religion – especially devotional literature, sermons, and scientific and medical prose in England and France