Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Name
Previous Institutions
Program and Fields
Emily
Artiano
University of California,
Davis (BA), University of Cambridge
PhD; Colonial and early American literature,
18th and 19th century transatlantic literature,
composition pedagogy
Dissertation title
Neval
Avci
University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA),
Fatih University, Turkey (BA)
PhD; 18th century literature,
children’s literature,
early American literature
Paul
Babin
Clark University (MA),
Wheaton College (BA)
PhD; Film,
17th Century English Literature,
Conrad
Kathryn
Bloom
University of Toronto (MA),
Hebrew College (MJLS),
Rutgers University (BA)
PhD; middlebrow studies,
intersection between philosophy and literature
Frank Capogna Adelphi University (BA) PhD; Modernism, poetics,
performance, and philosophy
Gregory
Cass
Wheelock College (BS) PhD; 18th and 19th century American literature,
particularly how poetry and the transatlantic
print culture fueled emerging nationalism in
North America
Dissertation title
Tabitha
Clark
Carnegie Mellon University (MA), University of Maine Farmington (BA) PhD; Dissertation title
Ceillie Clark-Keane Union College (BA) MA;
Sarah
Connell
Bates College (BA) PhD; medieval and early modern historical texts, Irish studies.
Dissertation title
Lana
Cook
University of New Hampshire (BA) PhD; American modernism, postmodernism, film, cultural studies, alternative realities, affect.
Dissertation title
Jeffrey
Cottrell
University of Oregon, Portland State University (BA) PhD; 18th and 19th century American and Transatlantic literature, Atlantic colonialism, Antebellum literature and culture, Native American literature.
Dissertation title
Nicole Keller Day Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College (MA),
Vassar College (AB)
PhD; Women’s Scientific Writing, the Rise of the Novel, and Victorian Literature
Michael
Dedek
University at Buffalo (BA) PhD; rhetoric and composition, public writing, new media, ethics.
Dissertation title
Benjamin J. Doyle Northeastern University PhD; 18th and 19th century American print and performance cultures
Patrick Duane Northeastern University (BA) MA;
James Duggan University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA), Emmanuel College (BA) PhD;
Dania
Dwyer
Clark University (MA),
University of the West Indies (BA), Mico University College (Dip.Ed)
PhD; Caribbean literature and Postcolonial literature and theory
Brigid
Flynn
URI (BA, MA)  PhD;
Erin
Frymire
Skidmore College (BA) PhD; Language Politics, Legal and Social Justice Rhetorics, Composition, Visual Studies
Shannon Garner-Balandrin Northeastern University (MA), University of Utah (BA) PhD; Early modern British Romance, Shakespeare, ecocritical and ecomaterial approaches to Medieval and early modern literature
Masoud “Kasra” Ghorbaninejad University of Tehran (BA, MA); University of Edinburgh PhD; early modern period (specifically, Uncle Bill); the Romantic in literature (British and American Romanticisms), William Butler Yeats, Romantic Imagination/critics (Northrop Frye and Harold Bloom); cultural materialism, neo-Marxist theory, Terry Eagleton, cultural criticism, literary theory, post-colonial criticism, cultural and media studies, comparative and multidisciplinary studies; the practice of ‘English’ as a liberating art.
Genie
Giaimo
Clark University (BA, MA) PhD; Contemporary American Literature, cognitive studies, life writing, visual culture.
Dissertation title
Kristi
Girdharry
University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA), University of Massachusetts-Amherst (BA) PhD; Multimodal Composition, Multilingual Learners, Ethnography
Brent
Griffin
University of Maine (MA), SUNY Brockport (BS) PhD; 20th century American literature (proletarian/depression-era fiction), Marxist literary and cultural criticism.
Dissertation title
Laura Hartmann-Villalta Virginia Tech University (MA), St. Louis University (BA, MA) PhD; Visual Culture Studies; the novel; Spanish Civil War; 20th Century women writers; poetry; journalism; human rights discourse
Dissertation title
Sarah Hastings Northeastern University (MA), University of Delaware (BA) PhD; 18th century British novel/Rise of the Novel, Enlightenment rhetoric and philosophy, gender studies, early modern feminist rhetoric, the history of marriage.
Dissertation title
Elizabeth Hopwood Salem State University(MA), Connecticut College (BA) PhD; 18th and 19th century American and transatlantic, Caribbean literature, Digital Humanities, women and gender studies, foodways.
Dissertation title
Dana
Horton
Temple University (BA) African American Literature, Caribbean Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Postcolonial Literature
Steven
Kapica
Appalachian State University (BA, MA) PhD; Rhetoric and composition; popular culture and law; women’s, gender, and media studies
Dissertation title
Tabitha Kenlon King’s College London (MA), University of Maryland (BA) PhD; Shakespeare, 18th-century English novel and theatre, performance studies.
Dissertation title
Shun
Kiang
Stetson University (MA),
University of Florida (BA)
PhD; Victorian and early Modernist novels, queer and postcolonial thought, and friendship.
Dissertation title
Anne
Kingsley
City College of New York (MA), University of California San Diego (BA) PhD; Women’s studies, visual studies, feminist archival theory, post Civil War through contemporary American poetry.
Dissertation title
Laurie
Kladky
Barnard College at Columbia University (BA) PhD; Modernism and Translation
Lauren Kuryloski Temple University (BA) PhD; 20th century American literature and life writing, 20th century Caribbean literature, feminist theory, visual culture
Leah Lapszynski La Salle University (BA) MA; Victorian Gothic Literature, Gender & Sexuality
Charlie
Lesh
University at Buffalo (BA) PhD; Composition and Rhetoric, Critical Theory, Public Writing, Spatial and Urban Studies, Community Literacy
Rachel
Lewis
Northeastern University (MA), University of Massachusetts-Amherst (BA)  PhD;
Colin McCormack Providence College (BA)  MA;
James McGrath Northeastern University (MA), Marist College (BA) PhD; Dissertation title
Rebecca McLaughlin Bridgewater State College (BA)  MA;
Hope Middleton  University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (BA) MA; 20th Century American Literature; Contemporary American Literature, Digital Humanities, gender and sexuality
Christopher Myers SUNY Buffalo (MA), University of Southern California (BA)  PhD;
Jessica
Nelson
Naropa University (MFA),
Gustavus Adolphus College (BA)
PhD; 19th and 20th century British novel, theory of empire, literary categorization and canonization, gender studies, theory of the novel, pop culture, creative nonfiction and the essay.
Dissertation title
Duyen
Nguyen
Canisius College (BA) PhD; 18th century British novel, 19th century British Literature, postcolonial studies.
Dissertation title
Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou Columbia University (MA),
Aristotle University, Greece (BA)
PhD; Contemporary American literature, modernism and postmodernism, gender studies, African American and Caribbean literature, Latino literature, cinema studies and visual studies, cultural studies and literary theory
David
Ober
Northeastern University (MA), Wittenberg University (BA) PhD; Law and literature as it pertains to mid to early 19th century American literature; mid-twentieth century film, especially film noir and its representations of the city space.
Dissertation title
Kyle Oddis Loyola Marymount University (BA) MA;
Vijeta Pai University of Delhi (MA, BA) MA;
Victoria
Papa
SUNY Albany (MA), Saint Anselm College (BA) PhD; Modern and postmodern literature, trauma studies, visual theory, and gender studies.
Dissertation title
Sarah Payne Boston University (BA) PhD; Modernism and Literature of the American South
Alicia
Peaker
Eastern Washington University (BA) PhD; 19th and early 20th century British and American Literature, women writers, gender and sexuality studies, art history, cultural geography, Digital Humanities, and landscape studies.
Dissertation title
Elizabeth Polcha Florida State University (MA), University of Tulsa (BA) PhD;
Arjun
Poudel
Pokhara University (MPhil),
Tribhuvan University (BA, MA)
PhD; Anglophone postcolonial writing, 20th century British novel.
Dissertation title
Samantha Przybylowicz Mills College (MA), Widener University (BA) PhD;
Jefferson Riordan University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA), Boston University (BA),
Northeastern University,
Berklee College of Music
PhD; Dissertation title
Peter
Roby
Drexel University,
Northeastern University
 MA;
Nitzan Rotenberg McGill University (MA), University of Toronto (BA)  PhD; Shakespeare
Amanda Blair Runyan California State University Chico (BA, MA) PhD; 18th and 19th century American and transatlantic literature, Native American literature, African American literature, gender theory, critical race theory.
Dissertation title
Areti Sakellaris Connecticut College (BA) MA; Medieval literature, early 20th century American and British literature, religion and literature
Jenna
Sciuto
Brown University (BA), Boston University (MA), Oxford University, Boston College PhD; Early African American Literature, 19th century American Literature, 20th century American Literature, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Faulkner and American Southern Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Dissertation title
Patricia
“Kate” Simpkins
New York University (MA), City College, CUNY (MA),
University of Arkansas (MFA),
Agnes Scott College (BA),
PhD; Long Nineteenth Century American Literature; Transatlantic Literature; the Early Caribbean and Antebellum South; Diasporic visual cultures.
Dissertation title
Kevin Smith De Paul University (MA), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (BA) PhD;
James
Stanfill
Kansas State University (BS), Washburn University PhD; Figuring Bioethics in Animal Studies, Activism and Writing: Activist Research Methodologies in Community Literacy and Community Research, and Rhetorics of the Body
Sarah Stanley Ithaca College (BA) MA;
Meg Tarquinio Roche SUNY Albany (MA), Northeastern University (BS) PhD; Cognitive approaches to literature/art, adaptation studies, the digital humanities, multimodal criticism and composition, film theory, contemporary film and television, contemporary Irish poetry, British literature and film, music and literature, D. H. Lawrence Studies.
Dissertation title
Kathryn Templeton University College London (MA),
UMASS Boston (BA)
PhD; Modern American Literature, photography and visual culture, Marxist Aesthetic Theory.
Dissertation title
Lauren Thacker College of the Holy Cross (BA) PhD; Irish Studies, Visual Culture, and 20th Century Poetry
Michael
Turner
 The College of New Jersey (BA), Rutgers University-Newark (MFA, Poetry), University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA) PhD; 19th-century American literature and poetry; history of scientific thought, particularly neuro-physiological, in the 19th century; contemporary poetry; creative writing; writing center research.
Max
White
University of Delaware (BA), New York University PhD; 18th and 19th century American Literature, political theory, history and historiography.
Dissertation title
Ethan
Whittet
Rutgers University (MA), Gordon College (BA) PhD; 19th century American literature, New England, Regionalism, periodical culture, political philosophy, aesthetics, canonization.
Dissertation title