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Graduate Students

Elisabeth Alderks
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
alderks@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "'Not the truth but the way': The Ethics of Irony in World Literature"
TTh 11:30am - 1:00pm
Amanda Alexander
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
alex0203@umn.edu
Medieval/early modern literature, linguistics
T 11:30am - 1:00pm
W 1:00-2:30pm
David Andrews
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
andre639@umn.edu
20th century novels, narrative theory  
Antonia Angress
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
angre001@umn.edu
Fiction  
Purvai Aranya
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
arany005@umn.edu
Poetry M 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bridget Bergin
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
bergi045@umn.edu
19th-century literature
WF 8:45am - 10:00am
Clara Biesel
PhD candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Early modern, Shakespeare
TTh 9:30am - 10:00am
F 9:00am - 10:00am
Clare Boerigter
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
boeri007@umn.edu
Nonfiction
T 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Amy Bolis
PhD candidate
  bolis002@umn.edu Medieval and early modern TTh 11:40am - 1:10pm
Maria Bowler
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
bowle059@umn.edu
Poetry M 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Christopher Bowman
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
bowma325@umn.edu
20/21-century literature and technology, editing  
Rebecca Brill
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
brill068@umn.edu
Nonfiction W 11:30am - 1:30pm
Matthew Brogden
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
brogd007@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Sovereign Absence, Sublime Imagination: British Romanticism and the Question of Kingship."
 
Matthew Buck
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
buck0338@umn.edu
ecocriticism, environmental ethics  
Adam Burchard
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
burch153@umn.edu
17th century English, early American  
Ashley Campbell
PhD candidate
  sandl029@umn.edu 18th-century theatre, gender and sexuality, feminist theory, cultural studies  
Jennifer Carter
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind
carte878@umn.edu
Poetry  
Patrick Carthey
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
carth020@umn.edu
Cultural politics, political cultures  
Vincent Cheng
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind
chen2009@umn.edu
Fiction  
Eunkyung Cho
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
choxx518@umn.edu
Early modern drama W 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Moinak Choudhury
PhD Candidate
  26 Lind Hall
choud079@umn.edu
 
18th/19th century literature and philosophy; educational thought and practice; social movements and historical materialism.
TTh 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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  
Samantha Crain
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind
crain046@umn.edu
Romanticism
MTh 12:20pm - 1:20pm
or by appointment
Stacey Decker
PhD candidate
 
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  
Kelsey Donk
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
donkx001@umn.edu
Nonfiction
T 10:00am - 11:00am
Abhay Doshi
PhD candidate
 
  4 Lind Hall
doshi016@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Language, Power, and Anti-Essentialism: Reading the Right's 'Rhetoric of Dissent'" TTh 1:15pm - 2:15pm
PhD candidate
 
4 Lind Hall
Dissertation in progress: "'As you from crimes would pardoned be': Prison Shakespeare and the Disenfranchised" TTh 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jennifer Easler
PhD candidate
 
24-25 Lind
Medieval studies MTh 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ron Edwards jr.
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
edwa0315@umn.edu
Fiction
M 4:40pm - 5:40pm
T 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Stephen Ellis
PhD candidate
 
24-25 Lind
20th- and 21st-century literature; poetry; literature and landscape studies  
Tess Fahlgren
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
fahlg006@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Amy Fairgrieve
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
fairg002@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "I've Got a Bad, Bad Feeling: Rethinking Negative Affect in Literary Studies"  
Sara Farah
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
farah199@umn.edu
Postcolonial
 
Curtis Lee Fincher
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
finch083@umn.edu
Fiction  
Delaney Fitzpatrick
MA candidate
  fitzp153@umn.edu   TTh 10:00am - 11:00am
Anne Floyd
MA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
   
Jonas Gardsby
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
eric1566@umn.edu
Early modern literature  
Eleanor Garran
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall Poetry  
Noel Haines
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
haine124@umn.edu
Fiction  
Andrew Hamilton
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
hamil638@umn.edu
Modernism M 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact for location
Katrina Healey
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
heale020@umn.edu
18th-19th century, Gothic literature  
Margaret Heeschen
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
heesc011@umn.edu
Old English, language, literature and material culture T 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Theodosia Henney
MFA candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Poetry T 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Leslie Hodgkins
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Fiction
 
Elizabeth Howard
PhD candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; science M 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Youngbin Hyeon
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
hyeon004@umn.edu
Modern and contemporary drama W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bomi Jeon
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
jeonx134@umn.edu
Modernism, postcolonial literature TTh 10:00am - 11:00am
Jennifer Jodell
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
jodel002@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Mediatrix and the Method: Mediating Bodies in Early Science Fiction" Online Only
Damian Johansson
MFA candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ember Johnson
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
joh10912@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Melissa Johnson
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
joh12032@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "'Tell [our] own story ... write it by all means': Identity and Ownership in Young Adult Adaptations of Shakespeare's Works TTh 10:00am - 11:30am
Hannah Jorgenson
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
jorge549@umn.edu
Long 18th-century British literature, novel studies, fiction about and by women, and female education By appointment
Marc Juberg
PhD candidate
  juber024@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Satirizing the Audience: Shakespeare and the Uses of Poetic Obscurity"  
Jennifer Somie Kang
PhD candidate
 
kangx267@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Fascist Modernisms"  
Danny Kossow
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
kosso024@umn.edu
Poetry T 1:00pm - 3:00pm
May Lee-Yang
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
leex0765@umn.edu
Nonfiction TTh 11:00am - 12:00pm
David Lemke
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
lemke074@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Imagining Reparations: African American Utopias and Their Visions for a Just Society" MW 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mariela Lemus
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
lemus006@umn.edu
Poetry  
Cliff Jen-chou Liu
PhD candidate
  liux1899@umn.edu Dissertation in progress:  "Spatial Metaphors of Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Novels"  
Charlotte Madere
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
mader043@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Imagination, Intimacy, and Improvisation in Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Indian Writings"
MTThF 12:15pm - 12:45pm
W 12:00 - 1:00pm
Samantha Majhor
PhD candidate
  majh0002@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Sovereignty of Things in Native American Literature"  
Katelyn McCarthy
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
mccar757@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Compulsory Victimhood, Impossible Resistance: Rethinking Women's Rebellion in Early Modern England"  
Melissa Merte
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
merte149@umn.edu
18th- and 19th- century British Literature, especially the Victorian novel, disability studies, affect theory, postcolonial studies and transnational perspectives  
Ben Meyerson
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Poetry  
Amanda Minoff
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
minof001@umn.edu
Fiction  
Saeide Mirzaei
PhD candidate
  137 Ruttan Hall
mirza025@umn.edu
20th-century literature, postcolonial studies
 
David Moberly
PhD candidate
  mober088@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Taming of the Tigress: Gender, Shakespeare, and the Arab World"  
Zining Mok
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
mok00004@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Caleb Molstad
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
molst036@umn.edu
Middle English  
Laura Moltz
PhD candidate

 

  brenn363@umn.edu 20th century; dance performance  
Scott Nelson
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
nels4697@umn.edu
Native American and postcolonial literature  
Amanda Niedfeldt
PhD candidate
 
niedf005@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Ford Foundation in Berlin: The U.S. State-Private Network and Literary Production in the Cold War"  
Jacqueline Patz
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
patzx012@umn.edu
Contemporary literature, cognitive science MW 10:10am - 11:10am
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
  26 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) TTh 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Dylan Reynolds
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
reyno656@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Mae Rice
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Nonfiction
T 9:30am - 11:30am
Marcia Riopelli
MA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
riop0004@umn.edu
   
Chelli Riddiough
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
riddi043@umn.edu
Fiction  
Zoe Rodine
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
rodin012@umn.edu
20/21-century transatlantic literature
T 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Th 11:15am - 12:15pm
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 MTh 10:30am - 12:00pm
Liana Roux
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
roux0014@umn.edu
Poetry T 11:30am - 12:30pm
Michael Rowe
PhD candidate
  rowex121@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Cosmic Animals"  
Kathryn Savage
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
holm0687@umn.edu
Poetry
TTh 10:00am - 11:00am
or by appointment
Emily Schoenbeck
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
schoe990@umn.edu
Early Modern drama  
Laura Scroggs
PhD candidate
  scrog034@umn.edu 20th- and 21st-century American literature, feminist theory, women's writing, queer theory, graphic novels MW 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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
 
Mihret Sibhat
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Fiction
 
Brett Sigurdson
PhD candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; ecocriticism  
Connor Simons
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
simo0950@umn.edu
Poetry  
Aleisha Smith
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
smit8429@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature; human rights
W 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Th 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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  
Karen Soto
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
soto0031@umn.edu
Old English, Old Norse
W 11:00am - 1:00pm
or by appointment
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  
Kaitlyn Sterr
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
sterr024@umn.edu
19th century, cognitive approaches to literature  
Jesse Stratton
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
strat170@umn.edu
Old and early Middle English  
Hannah Suchor
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
such0047@umn.edu
Fiction
 
Gao Vang
MFA candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction  
John VanOverbeke
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
vanov015@umn.edu
American, regionalism, nationalisms
M 11:45am - 12:45pm 
Andrea Waldrep
PhD candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Old English; Medieval studies
T 9:00am - 10:00am
W 9:00am - 10:30am
Brooke White
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
whit2911@umn.edu
Nonfiction
By appointment
Bomi Yoon
PhD candidate
  yoonx215@umn.edu Asian American, postcolonial, and transnational drama and literature; the relationship between food, race, and transnational identities in literature and performance
 
Ali Zimmerman
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
zimme911@umn.edu
Folklore MW 2:15pm - 3:30pm