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Graduate Students

Beck Adelante
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
adela010@umn.edu
Early modern literature
Amanda Alexander
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
alex0203@umn.edu
Medieval/early modern literature, linguistics
Clara Alfaro
MFA candidate
alfar0067@umn.edu Nonfiction
David Andrews
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
andre639@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Through Either End of the Telescope: Exilic Aesthetics and Ethics of Scale"
Antonia Angress
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
angre001@umn.edu
Fiction
Purvai Aranya
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
arany005@umn.edu
Poetry
Bridget Bergin
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
bergi045@umn.edu
19th-century literature
Isabel Bethke
PhD candidate
bethk064@umn.edu Postcolonial, 20tth-21st century British, transatlantic studies
Clara Biesel
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
Early modern, Shakespeare
Steven Blythe
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
blyth030@umn.edu
Poetry
Clare Boerigter
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
boeri007@umn.edu
Nonfiction
Maria Bowler
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
bowle059@umn.edu
Poetry
Christopher Bowman
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
bowma325@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Climate Change of Mind: Revisiting Dust Bowl Narratives in a Time of Anthropogenic Climate Change"
Matthew Brogden
PhD candidate

brogd007@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Sovereign Absence, Sublime Imagination: British Romanticism and the Question of Kingship."

Danielle Brown
MFA candidate
brow6185@umn.edu Fiction
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
Kayla Carden
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
carde178@umn.edu
18th- and 19th-century literature
Patrick Carthey
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
carth020@umn.edu
Cultural politics, political cultures
Eunkyung Cho
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
choxx518@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Theatrical Representations of Prodigal Sons:  Discourse of Social Mobility in Three Jacobean City Comedies"
Moinak Choudhury
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
choud079@umn.edu
 
18th- and 19th-century literature and philosophy; educational thought and practice; social movements and historical materialism.
Santidad Clarke
PhD candidate

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
Jonathan Crowl
MFA candidate
crowl196@umn.edu Fiction
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
Tarik Dobbs
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind
Poetry
Abhay Doshi
PhD candidate
 

doshi016@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Postmodernism and the Rhetoric of Dissent: New Directions for Political Criticism"
Jennifer Easler
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
Medieval studies
Ron Edwards jr.
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
edwa0315@umn.edu
Fiction
Stephen Ellis
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
20th- and 21st-century literature; poetry; literature and landscape studies
Keelia Estrada Moeller
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
18th- and 19th-century literature
Tess Fahlgren
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
fahlg006@umn.edu
Nonfiction
Olivia Fantini
MFA candidate
fanti006@umn.edu Fiction
Said Farah
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
farah256@umn.edu
Nonfiction
Thomas Forrest
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
forre158@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature
Jonas Gardsby
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
eric1566@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Trials, Attempts, and Unknowing in the Early Modern Essay"
Merle Geode
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
rich1793@umn.edu
Poetry
Sandesh Ghimire
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
ghimi028@umn.edu
Nonfiction
Morgan Graham
PhD candidate
graha999@umn.edu 18th - 19th century studies
Torrin Greathouse
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
great026@umn.edu
Poetry
Brandon Hackbarth
MFA candidate
hackb041@umn.edu Poetry
Bradley Hagen
MFA candidate
hagen862@umn.edu Nonfiction
Noel Haines
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
haine124@umn.edu
Fiction
Andrew Hamilton
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
hamil638@umn.edu
Modernism
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
Elizabeth Howard
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; science
Youngbin Hyeon
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
hyeon004@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Double Alientation: Labor, and Representation in Asian American Drama"
Bomi Jeon
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
jeonx134@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Experimenting with the Everyday: Critical Visions of Space, Time, and Sociality in Postwar British Ficiton and Cinema"
Jennifer Jodell
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
jodel002@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Mediatrix and the Mechanization of Affect in Early Science Fiction"
Melissa Johnson
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
joh12032@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "'The Real World Represented': Identity Politics in Shakespeare and Young Adult Lit"
Emily Jones
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
jone2241@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature
Hannah Jorgenson
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
jorge549@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Bound by Contract: Fictional Representations of Women's Legal Autonomy, 1656-1814"
Emma Kaiser
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
kaise534@umn.edu
Nonfiction
Jennifer Somie Kang
PhD candidate

kangx267@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Fascist Modernisms"
GeonLyung Kim
PhD candidate
kim01032@umn.edu Early modern studies
Gregory Langen
MFA candidate
lange617@umn.edu Fiction
Chi Kyu Lee
MFA candidate
lee02895@umn.edu Poetry
Cliff Jen-chou Liu
PhD candidate
liux1899@umn.edu Dissertation in progress:  "Spatial Metaphors of Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Novels"
Katie Miller
MFA candidate
mill7447@umn.edu Nonfiction
Saeide Mirzaei
PhD candidate
137 Ruttan Hall
mirza025@umn.edu
20th-century literature, postcolonial studies
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
Sruthi Narayanan
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
naray216@umn.edu
Fiction
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"
Nyla Numan
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
numan004@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature
Jacqueline Patz-DiPiero
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
patzx012@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Atmospheric Totality of Stream Culture Aesthetics"
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
Matthew Pockrus
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
pockr005@umn.edu
Nonfiction
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)
Laura Price
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
rothg004@umn.edu
 
Early modern science, relgion, literature
Elena Ramirez-Gorski
MFA candidate
ramir506@umn.edu Poetry
Timothy Reynolds
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
reyno790@umn.edu
Fiction
Julia Richards
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
rich1789@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature
Kyle Riper
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
riper001@umn.edu
Early modern literature
Julian Robles
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
roble137@umn.edu
Fiction
Zoe Rodine
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
rodin012@umn.edu
20/21-century transatlantic literature
David Rodriguez Martinez
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
rodri966@umn.edu
Postwar fiction and film
Liana Roux
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
roux0014@umn.edu
Poetry
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
Shavera Seneviratne
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
senev007@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Romanticism and the Performance of British Imperialism in South Asia"
Mercedes Sheldon sheld147@umn.edu 18th-19th century studies
Sung Jin Shin
PhD candidate

shinx408@umn.edu
18th- and 19th-century British literature; Romantic Poetry; science and literature; epistemology
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
Lydia Skemp
MA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
skemp026@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature
Aleisha Smith
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
smit8429@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature; human rights
Yon Ji Sol
PhD candidate

solxx001@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Citizens of the British Isles and Stories of War from the Three Kingdoms 1789-1853"
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
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
Asha Thanki
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
thank003@umn.edu
Fiction
Kerstin Tuttle
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
tuttl112@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature
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
Brooke White
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
whit2911@umn.edu
Nonfiction
Courtney Whited
PhD candidate
whit3114@umn.edu Indigenous literature
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