Graduate Students

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Albers-Morris, Catherine

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, University of Mississippi

Interests: Medieval literature; Alexander romance; global Middle Ages; Multispectral Imaging; Textual Science; Digital Humanities

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Beljanski, Tanja

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, University of Cologne
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Contemporary American literature, film, and television, media studies, intertextuality and intermediality, affect, emotions, and the visceral, temporalities of the contemporary, gender, sexuality and women’s studies

Bowen, Mead

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Aberystwyth University
    BA, University of Florida

Interests: Anglo-Celtic literature and interactions in the Middle Ages; animal studies and ecocriticism; constructions of wildness in gender identity and space; borderlands; marginalized figures; monstrosity and race; science and literature

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Chitrakar, Yash

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Washburn University

Interests: Metamodernism, Modern and Postmodern literature and film, Aesthetics and ethics, Literary theory

Cho, Seung

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    BA, Soongsil University

Interests: Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare and Renaissance Poetry; Negative Capability and Theology; Tragedy and Philosophy

Conklin, Ashley

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Boston College
    BA, University of Connecticut

Interests: Medieval literature; Violence in romance and hagiography; Monstrosity; Marginalized figures

Corbeaux, Claire

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, SUNY College at Geneseo

Interests: Twentieth-century and contemporary American Literature; speculative fiction; identity; community; science and literature

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Delcourt, Steffi

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    BA, Emory University

Interests: Medieval Literature, Middle English Romances, the Arthurian Tradition, Identity, Spatial Theory, Medieval death culture

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Fessenmeyer, Victor

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Studies and Preservation

Francisco, Erin

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MFA, California College of the Arts
    BA, Elmira College

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, Humor Studies, Environmental Humanities, Critical Race Theory, Public Humanities.

Fryman, Jayce

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

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Garcia, Antonia

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Rochester

Interests: Sankofarration, Horror film and literature, Black Speculative 20th an 21st century literature, folktales, trauma studies

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Gilbert, Natina

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    Oberlin College, BA

Interests: Twentieth-century American, Poetry and Poetics

Green, Meaghan

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, North Central College

Interests: British Literature, Romanticism, Aesthetics and Images

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Harper, Alison

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Chicago
    MA, University of York
    BA, St Hilda's College, Oxford University

Interests: Fifteenth-century popular literature; Medieval household miscellanies; Afterlife of texts, focus on fanfiction and other forms of textual adaptation

Hinsenkamp, Jane

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  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MEd, Harvard
    BA, Harvard

Interests: Science Fiction; Ursula K. Le Guin; Utopian Studies; Queer Studies; Narrative Game Theory; Tabletop Role-playing Games and Performance Studies

Huskin, Kyle

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Georgetown College

Interests: medieval literature, gender and authority, multispectral imaging, codicology, manuscript cultures, textual sciences

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Jarzyna, Luke

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  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Grinnell College

Interests: poetics, literary formalism, 20th-21C American, African American and Afro-diasporic literature, ordinary language philosophy

Johnson, Audrey

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Studies, Preservation

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Kephart, Daniel

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Texas Tech University
    BA, Waynesburg University

Interests: Medieval literature; economics in storytelling; medieval social justifications of violence; race-making in the Middle Ages; aesthetics; the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Kingsley, Joey

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
    BA, College of the Holy Cross

Interests: British Romantic and Victorian Literature; Victorian Studies; Poetry and Poetics

Kumar, Sakshi

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, SUNY College at Geneseo

Interests: Twentieth-century African American literature; Poetry; Speculative fiction; Medieval literature, Gender and Sexuality; Identity

Kusmierek, William

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  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Rochester

Interests: spatiotemporal considerations in literature, reader reception, the relationship between text and the image, and American/British/Russian literature from 1910 to 1960

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Lang, Amanda

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, St. John Fisher College
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: English Renaissance Drama and Theater; Women and Theater in early modern England

Latella, Luke

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Hobart College

Interests: British and Irish Modernism; American Postmodernism; Transatlantic Studies; Literature and national identity

Lowman, Emily

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, College of William and Mary

Interests: Medieval literature, Celtic literature, Arthurian tradition, Old English literature, folklore; temporal theory, spatial theory; critical race theory

Lukenbill, Mackenzie

  • Selznick Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, NYU

Interests: Film and video preservation and restoration, public access, HIV/AIDS video activism, personal and community archives

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Marra, Abbey

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    University of Bristol, MA
    Southern Nazarene University, BA

Interests: Film and Television Studies, Comedy, Gender Studies, Stardom and Celebrity, Popular Culture, Race and Representation

McDonald, Zoe

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Studies and Preservation

Morrice, Santiago

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Mills College
    BA, University of California-Merced

Interests: Contemporary poetry and poetics; translation

Murray, Seth

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Kent State University

Interests: Long 19C American literature, history of the novel, genre theory, religion and literature, pragmatism, travel narratives

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Ormsbee, Michael

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Williams College

Interests: 19th century British literature, literary theory and its history, recognition and form in the novel

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Rich, Robert

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Oregon
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Nineteenth-Century British Literature, History of Economic Thought, Early Science Fiction

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Sengupta, Oishani

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
    BA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Interests: global nineteenth century, race and media, visual print culture, digital archiving, Afro-Asian intimacies.

Simon, Miles

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, California State University-Northridge
    BA, California State University-Northridge

Interests: Transatlantic Romanticism; Liminal spaces; Negative capability and theology; History of the daemon; Genre studies; Hybrid texts

Skwiat, Matthew

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MA, Drew University
    BA, Kean University

Interests: Rise of the Novel, Victorian Literature and Transatlantic Gothic Fiction

Soules, Katherine

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MA, Marshall University
    BA, Cedarville University

Interests: Research interests: contemporary American literature, war & memory, literary theory & history of theory, intellectual history, philosophy, religion, aesthetics, visual art & history

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Tapia, Gabby

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  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of California, Irvine

Interests: Ecocriticism, queer theory, Spinozist theories, absurdist literature, 19th-century British literature

Townsend, Dominique

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Pacific Union College

Interests: Twentieth-century British and Anglophone literature, Modernism, Racial identity construction, Liminality, Critical Race Theory, Gender and Sexuality

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Wallace, Tyler

  • Selznick Program

Interests: film and media preservation, digital film restoration, film programming, archival practice & collections management, film projection, internet fan-subcultures, regional cinema, urban cinema of East Asia, outsider art, meta-cinema

Wessels, Christian

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MFA, Boston University
    BA, SUNY College at Brockport

Interests: 20th century poetry and poetics; didactic poetry and public poetics; responses to New Criticism

Woehl, Marcie

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of North Dakota

Interests: New media, public humanities, digital humanities, political rhetoric of the late 60s to mid-70s, and postmodernism.

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Yee, Pamela

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Middle English romance and dream-visions, medieval medicine, illness narratives, medical humanities, the Arthurian tradition, medievalism, critical race theory, digital editions

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Zaloom, Rose

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Utica College

Interests: Early Modern/Renaissance British Literature, Dramatic Literature, Representations and Dynamics of Violence, Theatrical Staging, Audience Experience, Prose and Poetic Narrative

Zaman, Nasheed

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Kansas State University
    BA, North South University, Bangladesh

Interests: Twentieth-century American Literature; African-American Literature; Literary theory

Zawacki, Alexander

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Bangor University, Wales
    BS, Susquehanna University

Interests: High and late medieval literature, insular romance, multispectral imaging, textual science, the digital humanities