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Graduate Students

Elisabeth Alderks
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
alderks@umn.edu
19th-century literature, postcolonial, digital humanities Th 1:00-3:00pm
or by appt.
Amanda Alexander
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
alex0203@umn.edu
Medieval/early modern literature, linguistics M 2:30-3:30pm
T 1:00-2:00pm
David Andrews
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
andre639@umn.edu
20th century novels, narrative theory  
Patricia Baehler
PhD candidate
baehl002@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "'Conveyed to Your Hand': The Delivery and Circulation of Letters in Eighteeneth-Century Fiction, 1684-1815"  
Bridget Bergin
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
bergi045@umn.edu
19th-century literature

 
Erica Berry
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
berry447@umn.edu
Nonfiction
By Appointment
Valerie Bherer
PhD candidate
bhere001@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Sexy, Sexless Limbo': Girlhood and American Feminism, 1952-1982"  
Clara Biesel
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
early modern, Shakespeare  
Amy Bolis
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
bolis002@umn.edu
Medieval and early modern T Th 10:45-11:45am & 1:30-2:00pm or by appt.
Christopher Bowman
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
bowma325@umn.edu
20/21-century literature and technology, editing M W 2:15-3:15
or by appt.
Rebecca Brill
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
brill068@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Matthew Brogden
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
brogd007@umn.edu
18th- and 19th-century British literature, aesthetics, political philosophy, the novel T 3:30-4:30pm
Th 3:00-4:30pm
Ashley Campbell
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
sandl029@umn.edu
18th-century theatre, gender and sexuality, feminist theory, cultural studies T Th 12:00-1:30pm
Jennifer Carter
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind
carte878@umn.edu
Poetry  
Patrick Carthey
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
carth020@umn.edu
Modernist literature  
Vincent Cheng
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind
chen2009@umn.edu
Fiction M 12:10-1:10pm
Th 3:30-4:30pm
or by appt.
Eunkyung Cho
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
choxx518@umn.edu
Early modern drama  
Moinak Choudhury
PhD Candidate
26 Lind Hall
choud079@umn.edu
Colonial travel literature; postcolonialism; 19th- and 20th-century literature  
Santidad Clarke
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
benne705@umn.edu
Early modern English and Spanish literature; early modern drama; Mediterranean studies; captivity narratives; cultural and comparative literature theory  
Kristin Collier
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
coll0686@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Samantha Crain
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
crain046@umn.edu
Romanticism  
Stacey Decker
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
decke135@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century literature, particularly trans-Atlantic modernism(s); gender and modernism; literary theory; the Harlem Renaissance; Irish studies; history of medicine  
Yuan Ding
PhD candidate
dingx237@umn.edu Ethnic American Literature (especially Asian American literature); immigration, transnationalism and global diaspora; French feminism; psychoanalysis M W 12:45-1:45pm
Kelsey Donk
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
donkx001@umn.edu
Nonfiction T W 2:30-3:30pm
Abhay Doshi
PhD candidate
 
4 Lind Hall
doshi016@umn.edu
postcolonial and cultural theory, dialectics, psychoanalysis, and globalization M W 10:00-11:00am
Jennifer Easler
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
Medieval studies  
Stephen Ellis
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
20th- and 21st-century literature; poetry; literature and landscape studies  
Jonas Erickson
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
eric1566@umn.edu
Early modern literature M W 2:30-3:30pm
Amy Fairgrieve
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
fairg002@umn.edu
18th- and early 19th-Century British literature, particularly British Romantic poetry; modern philosophy; history of science; cognitive psychology  
Sara Farah
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
farah199@umn.edu
Postcolonial
 
Katherine Ferraro
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
  W 4:00-5:00pm
Th 3:00-4:00pm
Curtis Lee Fincher
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
finch083@umn.edu
Fiction  
Anne Floyd
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
   
Eleanor Garran
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall Poetry  
Emilee Grunow
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
gruno001@umn.edu
Feminism, rights discourse and postcolonialism  
Andrew Hamilton
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
hamil638@umn.edu
Modernism  
Joe Harris
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
harr2114@umn.edu
Fiction  
William Harris
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
harr2108@umn.edu
Nonfiction M 12:15-1:15pm
Margaret Heeschen
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
heesc011@umn.edu
Old English, language, literature and material culture  
Thea Henney
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Poetry T 12:30-1:30pm
Leslie Hodgkins
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Fiction F 2:00-4:00pm
Elizabeth Howard
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; science  
Youngbin Hyeon
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
hyeon004@umn.edu
Modern and contemporary drama T 2:30-4:30pm
Anessa Ibrahim
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
ibrah115@umn.edu
Fiction T 2:30-4:30pm
Bomi Jeon
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
jeonx134@umn.edu
Modernism, postcolonial literature F 9:00-11:00am
Jennifer Jodell
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
jodel002@umn.edu
Feminist theory, embodiment, media studies, traditions of female authorship, science fiction, pulp studies, genre theory  
Damian Johansson
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction M 10:00am-12:00pm
Th 9:00-10:00am
or by appt.
Ember Johnson
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
joh10912@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Melissa Johnson
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
joh12032@umn.edu
Shakespeare, early modern drama M 11:15am-12:30pm
W 8:45-10:00am
Hannah Jorgenson
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
jorge549@umn.edu
Long 18th-century British literature, novel studies, fiction about and by women, and female education T Th 11:15am-12:15pm
Marc Juberg
PhD candidate
juber024@umn.edu Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and dramaturgy, early modern modes of poetic expression, metatheatre, audience response T Th 10:00-11:30am
Liam Kane-Grade
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
kaneg003@umn.edu
Fiction  
Jennifer Somie Kang
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
kangx267@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Fascist Modernisms"  
Miriam Karraker
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
karr0073@umn.edu
Poetry  
Melissa Kavanah
PhD candidate

kavan101@umn.edu
Medieval literature, Old English  
Danny Kossow
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
kosso024@umn.edu
Poetry  
Katelin Krieg
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall|
krie0210@umn.edu
19th-century British literature and culture;, the Victorian novel; British Aestheticism; science and literature; philosophy and literature; gender studies  
May Lee-Yang
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
leex0765@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
David Lemke
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
lemke074@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century literature M W 2:30-3:30pm
Mariela Lemus
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
lemus006@umn.edu
Poetry  
Jenna Lester
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
leste101@umn.edu
Early modern literature & drama, adaptations of Shakespeare in captive spaces, incarcerated theater, prison arts programs, performance as a vehicle for social change T Th 3:00-4:00pm
Adam Lindberg
PhD candidate
lindb045@umn.edu New media; theories of play, games (digital and analogue). Dissertation in progress: "Playing Badly" By Appointment
Cliff Jen-chou Liu
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
liux1899@umn.edu
18th-century British literature, literature and intellectual history (especially economics, science, medicine), Scottish Enlightenment, William Blake. W F 10:00-11:00am
Charlotte Madere
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
mader043@umn.edu
18th- and early-19th-century literature (novels, educational theory, conduct books, and children's literature), history, representation of gender  
Samantha Majhor
PhD candidate
majh0002@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Sovereignty of Things in Native American Literature" Th 7:30-9:30am
held in 137 Ruttan Hall
Katelyn McCarthy
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
mccar757@umn.edu
Early modern drama; gender studies  
Melissa Merte
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
merte149@umn.edu
18th- and 19th- century British Literature, especially the Victorian novel, disability studies, affect theory, postcolonial studies and transnational perspectives W 2:30-4:30pm
Ben Meyerson
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Poetry T 3:45-4:45pm
Th 3:00-4:00pm
Grace Miller
PhD candidate

mill6531@umn.edu
Postmodern literature  
Amanda Minoff
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
minof001@umn.edu
Fiction  
Saeide Mirzaei
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
mirza025@umn.edu
20th-century literature, postcolonial studies Th 2:00-3:30pm
F 11:30am-1:00pm
or by appt.
David Moberly
PhD candidate
mober088@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Taming of the Tigress: Gender, Shakespeare, and the Arab World"  
Caleb Molstad
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
molst036@umn.edu
Middle English  
Laura Moltz
PhD candidate

 

brenn363@umn.edu 20th century; dance performance  
Cole Nelson
MA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
  T Th 2:30-3:30pm
Amanda Niedfeldt
PhD candidate

niedf005@umn.edu
Modernism; post-WWII literature; trans-atlantic exchange; US imperialism. Minor field: comparative and international development education  
Asa D. Olson
PhD candidate
olso6529@umn.edu Early modern literature, reception of classical works into English literature, translation, neo-Latin literature, print culture, historiography T 8:15-9:45am
Th 11:00am-12:00pm
Jacqueline Patz
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
patzx012@umn.edu
Contemporary literature, cognitive science T W 2:30-3:30pm
Miranda Peery
MA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
peery018@umn.edu
Medieval
 
Michael Phillips
PhD candidate
phil0740@umn.edu 18th-century British novel, narrative theory, genre studies, 19th-century British novel, 18th-century philosophy, pedagogy and fiction  
Kristina Popiel
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
popie007@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century American literature, labor issues, feminist thought, "happiness" and the American Dream, theories of subjectivity (race, gender, class, the individual) M W 1:00-2:30pm
Dylan Reynolds
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
reyno656@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Mae Rice
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Nonfiction M 12:45-1:45pm
F 11:05am-12:05pm
or by appt.
Chelli Riddiough
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
riddi043@umn.edu
Fiction  
Hannah Riddle
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
riddl072@umn.edu
Poetry W 1:30-2:30pm
or by appt.
Zoe Rodine
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
rodin012@umn.edu
20/21-century transatlantic literature W 2:15-3:15pm
Th 9:30-10:30am
David Rodriguez Martinez
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
rodri966@umn.edu
Postwar fiction and film  
Laura Rothgeb
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
Early modern science, religion, literature  
Michael Rowe
PhD candidate
rowex121@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Cosmic Animals"  
Kathryn Savage
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
holm0687@umn.edu
Poetry  
Barbara Schulman
PhD candidate
schu0429@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Blackface Minstrelsy, from Print to Performance: Instructional Guides for the Amateur, 1895-1928"  
Laura Scroggs
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
scrog034@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century American literature, feminist theory, women's writing, queer theory, graphic novels  
Shavera Seneviratne
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
senev007@umn.edu
18th/19th century life and culture; British Romantic poetry; Victorian literature and the Pre-Raphaelites; poetry and poetics; drama and dramaturgy; 19th century drama  
Sung Jin Shin
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
shinx408@umn.edu
18th- and 19th-century British literature; Romantic Poetry; science and literature; epistemology M W 10:00-11:00am
Mihret Sibhat
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Fiction  
Brett Sigurdson
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; ecocriticism  
Aleisha Smith
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
smit8429@umn.edu
19th-century literature, colonialism M W 9:00-10:00am
or by appt.
Greg Smith
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
smit9223@umn.edu
Fiction  
Yon Ji Sol
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
solxx001@umn.edu
19th-century British novel; World Literature M W 1:20-2:20pm
or by appt.
Karen Soto
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
soto0031@umn.edu
Old English, Old Norse  
Anne Marie Spidahl
PhD candidate
spidahl@umn.edu The novel in the 20th and 21st centuries; theories of ideology, aesthetics, and metaphysics; Lacanian psychoanalysis; fiction writing M W 1:00-3:00pm
Jeffrey Squires
PhD candidate
squir080@umn.edu Early modern tragedy and tragic theory, particularly as fashioned through global interaction; English political & mercantile relationships; ontological self-fashioning in texts T Th 9:45-11:00am
or by appt.
Robert St. Lawrence
PhD candidate
stlaw004@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Styles of Weakness: the Late Industrial in Postwar Poetics"  
Connor Stratton
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
strat138@umn.edu
Poetry M W 1:00-3:00pm
Jesse Stratton
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
strat170@umn.edu
Old and early Middle English  
Gao Vang
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction  
John VanOverbeke
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
vanov015@umn.edu
American, regionalism, nationalisms
 
Andrea Waldrep
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Old English; Medieval studies  
Bomi Yoon
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
yoonx215@umn.edu
Asian American, postcolonial, and transnational drama and literature; the relationship between food, race, and transnational identities in literature and performance  
Alexis Zanghi
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
zangh004@umn.edu
Fiction  
Ali Zimmerman
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
zimme911@umn.edu
Folklore W 4:30-5:30pm
Th 2:30-3:30pm