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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"
W 12:00 - 2:00pm
or by appt.
Amanda Alexander
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
alex0203@umn.edu
Medieval/early modern literature, linguistics W Th 2:30 - 4:00pm
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 2:00 - 4:00pm
Bridget Bergin
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
bergi045@umn.edu
19th-century literature
M W 12:00 - 1:15pm
Clara Biesel
PhD candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Early modern, Shakespeare  
Clare Boerigter
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
boeri007@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Amy Bolis
PhD candidate
  bolis002@umn.edu Medieval and early modern
T Th 9:45 - 10:45am
F 12:45 - 1:45pm
Maria Bowler
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
bowle059@umn.edu
Poetry  
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  
Matthew Brogden
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
brogd007@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Sovereign Absence, Sublime Imagination: British Romanticism and the Question of Kingship."
Th 3:30 - 5:30pm
or by appt.
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 M W 12:35 - 1:35pm
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  
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  
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  
Kelsey Donk
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
donkx001@umn.edu
Nonfiction
M 2:15 - 4:15pm
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'" M W 11:00am - 12:00pm
PhD candidate
 
4 Lind Hall
Dissertation in progress: "'As you from crimes would pardoned be': Prison Shakespeare and the Disenfranchised" M 3:00 - 5:00pm
Jennifer Easler
PhD candidate
 
24-25 Lind
Medieval studies W 1:15 - 3:15pm
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 T 2:40 - 5:00pm
or by appt.
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
M Th 10:00 - 11:00am
Curtis Lee Fincher
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
finch083@umn.edu
Fiction  
Delaney Fitzpatrick
MA candidate
  fitzp153@umn.edu    
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 Th 11:30am - 12:30pm
or by appt.
Contact for location.
Emilee Grunow
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
gruno001@umn.edu
Feminism, rights discourse and postcolonialism T 12:45 - 1:45pm
Noel Haines
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
haine124@umn.edu
Fiction  
Andrew Hamilton
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
hamil638@umn.edu
Modernism M 1:00 - 3:00pm
Contact for location.
Katrina Healey
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
heale020@umn.edu
18th-19th century, Gothic literature Th 1:00 - 2:00pm
Contact for location.
Margaret Heeschen
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
heesc011@umn.edu
Old English, language, literature and material culture  
Theodosia Henney
MFA candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Poetry  
Leslie Hodgkins
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Fiction
W 1:00 - 3:00pm
or by appt.
Elizabeth Howard
PhD candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; science W 4:20 - 5:35pm
F 1:15 - 2:30pm
Youngbin Hyeon
PhD candidate
  26 Lind Hall
hyeon004@umn.edu
Modern and contemporary drama T 2:00 - 4:00pm
Bomi Jeon
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
jeonx134@umn.edu
Modernism, postcolonial literature M 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jennifer Jodell
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
jodel002@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "The Mediatrix and the Method: Mediating Bodies in Early Science Fiction" M W 4:00 - 5:00pm
Damian Johansson
MFA candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction
M 3:35 - 6:00pm
Ember Johnson
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
joh10912@umn.edu
Nonfiction M W 2:00 - 3:00pm
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  
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  
Marc Juberg
PhD candidate
  juber024@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Satirizing the Audience: Shakespeare and the Uses of Poetic Obscurity" Th 2:30 - 4:00pm
Contact for location.
Jennifer Somie Kang
PhD candidate
  4 Lind Hall
kangx267@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Fascist Modernisms"  
Danny Kossow
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
kosso024@umn.edu
Poetry  
May Lee-Yang
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
leex0765@umn.edu
Nonfiction W Th 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" M W 5:00 - 6:00pm
Mariela Lemus
MFA candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
lemus006@umn.edu
Poetry
M 1:30 - 3:30pm
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" M Th 1:00 - 2:30pm
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 M W 1:30 - 2:30pm
Ben Meyerson
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Poetry  
Grace Miller
PhD candidate
 
mill6531@umn.edu
Postmodern literature  
Amanda Minoff
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
minof001@umn.edu
Fiction T 1:30 - 3:30pm
Contact for location.
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
M 9:15 - 10:30am
Th 10:00 - 11:45am
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 M 1:30 - 2:30pm
T 2:30 - 3:30pm
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  
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 12:15 - 1:30pm
Dylan Reynolds
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
reyno656@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Mae Rice
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Nonfiction
 
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
W 11:15am - 12:00pm
F 10:00 - 11:45am
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 M Th 10:00 - 11:30am
Liana Roux
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
roux0014@umn.edu
Poetry  
Michael Rowe
PhD candidate
  rowex121@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Cosmic Animals"  
Kathryn Savage
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
holm0687@umn.edu
Poetry
T Th 12:00 - 1:00pm
or by appt.
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 M W 1:00 - 2:15pm
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
T 1:00 - 2:20pm
or by appt.
Mihret Sibhat
MFA candidate
 
26 Lind Hall
Fiction
T 2:45 - 3:45pm
or by appt.
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 12:30 - 2:30pm
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 Th 11:30am - 1:00pm
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  
Robert St. Lawrence
PhD candidate
  stlaw004@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Styles of Weakness: the Late Industrial in Postwar Poetics"  
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
M W 1:30 - 2:30pm
or by appt.
Gao Vang
MFA candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction  
John VanOverbeke
PhD candidate
  24-25 Lind Hall
vanov015@umn.edu
American, regionalism, nationalisms
T 10:00 - 11:00am
Andrea Waldrep
PhD candidate
 
24-25 Lind Hall
Old English; Medieval studies
M 11:00am - 12:00pm
W 4:00 - 5:00pm
or by appt.
Brooke White
MFA candidate
  26 Lind Hall
whit2911@umn.edu
Nonfiction
 
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 M W 2:00 - 3:30pm