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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" Th 1:00 - 3:00pm
Amanda Alexander
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
alex0203@umn.edu
Medieval/early modern literature, linguistics  
David Andrews
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
andre639@umn.edu
20th century novels, narrative theory  
Bridget Bergin
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
bergi045@umn.edu
19th-century literature
M 9:00 - 10:00am
W F 9:00 - 9:30am
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 9:45 - 11:15am
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 M 11:15am - 1:15pm
Matthew Brogden
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
brogd007@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Sovereign Absence, Sublime Imagination: British Romanticism and the Question of Kingship."  
Ashley Campbell
PhD candidate
4 Lind Hall
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
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
carth020@umn.edu
Modernist literature  
Vincent Cheng
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind
chen2009@umn.edu
Fiction  
Eunkyung Cho
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
choxx518@umn.edu
Early modern drama W F 2:15 - 3:15pm
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
T Th 12:30 - 2:00pm
or by appt.
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
T Th 2:00 - 3:00pm
or by appt.
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 12:20 - 1:20pm
Jennifer Easler
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
Medieval studies T 9:45 - 10:45am
Stephen Ellis
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind
20th- and 21st-century literature; poetry; literature and landscape studies  
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" M W 3:30 - 5:00pm
Sara Farah
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
farah199@umn.edu
Postcolonial
 
Katherine Ferraro
MA candidate
26 Lind Hall
 
 
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
24-25 Lind Hall
eric1566@umn.edu
Early modern literature  
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  
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 T 10:15 - 11:15am
Leslie Hodgkins
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Fiction Th 2:00 - 4:30pm
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  
Anessa Ibrahim
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
ibrah115@umn.edu
Fiction  
Bomi Jeon
PhD candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
jeonx134@umn.edu
Modernism, postcolonial literature  
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 1:15 - 2:15pm
Damian Johansson
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
Nonfiction
M 3:35 - 5:35pm
Contact for location.
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 T Th 8:00 - 9:30am
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
M W 2:30 - 3:30pm
Marc Juberg
PhD candidate
juber024@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "Satirizing the Audience: Shakespeare and the Uses of Poetic Obscurity"  
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
M 10:00 - 11:00am
or by appt.
Danny Kossow
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
kosso024@umn.edu
Poetry  
May Lee-Yang
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
leex0765@umn.edu
Nonfiction Th 12:00 - 1:00pm
David Lemke
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
lemke074@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Imagining Reparations: African American Utopias and Their Visions for a Just Society"  
Mariela Lemus
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
lemus006@umn.edu
Poetry
M 1:30 - 2:30pm
Th 2:30 - 3:30pm
Jenna Lester
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
leste101@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "'As you from crimes would pardoned be': Prison Shakespeare and the Disenfranchised" M W 12:10 - 1:10pm
Adam Lindberg
PhD candidate
lindb045@umn.edu New media; theories of play, games (digital and analogue). Dissertation in progress: "Playing Badly"  
Cliff Jen-chou Liu
PhD candidate
liux1899@umn.edu Dissertation in progress:  "Spatial Metaphors of Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Novels" M W 11:15am - 12:15pm
Charlotte Madere
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
mader043@umn.edu
Dissertation in progress: "Imagination, Intimacy, and Improvisation in Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Indian Writings" M W F 10:10 - 11:10am
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
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
T Th 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  
Saeide Mirzaei
PhD candidate
137 Ruttan Hall
mirza025@umn.edu
20th-century literature, postcolonial studies
T Th 3:20 - 4:50pm
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
   
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"  
Asa D. Olson
PhD candidate
olso6529@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Vertumnal Genre: Utility and the Death of Elegy, ca. 1590-1625"  
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 2:15 - 3:30pm
Dylan Reynolds
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
reyno656@umn.edu
Nonfiction  
Mae Rice
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Nonfiction
M Th 1:00 - 2:15pm
Contact for location
Chelli Riddiough
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
riddi043@umn.edu
Fiction  
Hannah Riddle
MFA candidate
24-25 Lind Hall
riddl072@umn.edu
Poetry  
Zoe Rodine
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
rodin012@umn.edu
20/21-century transatlantic literature
W 2:15 - 3:45pm
F 11:00am - 12:00pm
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
Th 11:00am - 12:00pm
or by appt.
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 1:20 - 2:20pm
or by appt.
Mihret Sibhat
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
Fiction
W 3:45 - 4:45pm
or by appt.
Brett Sigurdson
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
20th- and 21st-century literature; ecocriticism
T Th 2:30 - 3:30pm
Aleisha Smith
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
smit8429@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century literature; human rights  
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  
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  
Jeffrey Squires
PhD candidate
squir080@umn.edu Dissertation in progress: "The Exculpation of the Desperate: Comforting the Desperate in Early Modern England, 1580-1680"  
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 3:30 - 4:30pm
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
M 3:30 - 4:30pm
F 1:00 - 2:30pm
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
T Th 11:05am - 12:05pm
or by appt.
Alexis Zanghi
MFA candidate
26 Lind Hall
zangh004@umn.edu
Fiction By Appointment
Ali Zimmerman
PhD candidate
26 Lind Hall
zimme911@umn.edu
Folklore T Th 2:20 - 3:35pm