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Andrew Alquesta
Twentieth-century American and Transatlantic literature; humor and satire; democracy and politics
Dianne Elizabeth Berg | Download CV
Early modern England; popular literary representations of domestic violence; petty treason/petty tyranny; transgressive female language; constructions of English national and cultural identity.
Jessica Brown | Download CV
20th and 21st century American and transnational literature; postcolonial theory; globalization; urban spaces and popular culture
Alexandra Carter
Medieval and Early Modern literature; Early Modern drama; sovereignty; fashion studies; gender and desire; transvestitism
Aaron Dell
Third year graduate student interested in 19th and 20th century U.S. fiction, particularly in terms of race and the environment. In my spare time I enjoy speculative fiction, cartoons, and cooking.
Shannon Derby | Download CV
Travel Literature and Theory; 19th and 20th Century British Literature; Irish Literature and Culture; World Literature in English; Modernism and Empire; Spatial Theory; Gender and Postcolonial Studies
Leif Eckstrom | Download CV
Leif Eckstrom's dissertation, Untimely Verse, aims to restore the complexities of reading in time to our current understanding of the poetry of Phillis Wheatley, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Edgar A. Poe, Walt Whitman, and Herman Melville. His essay, "On Puffing: The Saturday Press and the Circulation of Symbolic Capital," was recently published in Whitman among the Bohemians (University of Iowa Press, 2014), a collection of essays edited by Joanna Levin and Edward Whitley. He has presented papers on antebellum poetics and periodicals at the MLA, ALA, and C19, among other venues.
Sarah Garrigan| Download CV
Aesthetics of confusion, narrative theory, British Modernism, Virginia Woolf
Gulfer Goze
Women's studies and feminist theory, travel literature, postcolonial theory
Bryn Gravitt | Download CV
19th century British women writers, women's studies and feminist theory, postcolonial theory, the digital humanities
Genevieve P. Hay | Download CV
Genevieve received her B.A. in American Culture Studies and English from Washington University in St. Louis. Research interests include 19th and 20th century American literature, music, and material culture.
Matthew Heider | Download CV
B.A. from Valparaiso University. M.A. from Boston University. Research Interests include: twentieth-century and contemporary American poetry, feminism and minimalism in twentieth-century and contemporary American short fiction, form and aesthetics as vehicles for social and cultural content, the intersection of visual and literary culture.
Jennifer Horwitz | Download CV
Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature; Ecocriticism and Environmental Justice; Critical Pedagogy and Place-Based Education; 20th and 21st Century American Literature
Seohyon Jung
B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Seoul National University. Research interests include late 18th- and 19th-century British literature and culture, the history and theory of the novel, the idea of motherhood, women's labor, pedagogy, and translation.
James Leonard
20th Century American Literature, Transatlantic Modernism, Studies of the Quotidian
Margaret Grace Love | Download CV
B.A. from Rhodes College. M.A. from University of Chicago. Research interests include: 20th- & 21st-century Caribbean literature, narrative theory, writing pedagogy.
Jessica Mitzner
B.A. in English Literature and French from the University of Oklahoma (2012). Research interests include nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century American literature; representations and imaginings of race and gender; racial and sexual discrimination and violence.
Luke Mueller | Download CV
Modernism, Pragmatism and Ordinary Language Philosophy, 19th and 20th Century British Literature, Aesthetics and Politics, Literary Theory
James Mulder | Download CV
Early modern drama, gender and desire
Ryan Napier | Download CV
Victorian Novel, Realism, Theory of the Novel, Narrative Theory, Religion and Literature
Taylor Parrish | Download CV
Environmental Literature and Women Authors of 18th and 19th Century Britain.
Christine Payson | Download CV
Chris received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing at Brandeis, and studies American literature and Protestant religion.
Jared Pence | Download CV
Ph.D. candidate specializing in nineteenth-century American literature. His scholarship focuses on urban literature, new materialism, thing theory, ecocriticism, and psychoanalysis. His dissertation explores nineteenth-century conceptualizations of space and place in American literature, particularly the city and urban space.
Jessica R. Pfeffer | Download CV
English Renaissance Literature; Queer Theory; Bodily Materiality; Spectrality; Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis; Gender and Sexuality.
Cornelia C. Photopoulos| Download CV
Postcolonial literature
Martin J. Plunkett
Postwar American novel, Frankfurt School, poststructuralism
Miguel Rivera
Caribbean literature, 20-21st century American literature, Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical race theory, detective fiction, and other genre fiction
James Rizzi
Early modern drama, poetry, philosophy; materiality studies; dramatic representations of domestic violence; labor and identity formation

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Alexander Ruggeri | Download CV
Aesthetics; British and American Modernism; Critical Theory; Phenomenology; Sound Studies; Voice and Music
Matthew P. Scully | Download CV
Second year Ph.D. student in English at Tufts University with a B.A. from McGill University and M.A. from Boston College. My research focuses on critical theory and twentieth-century American literature, with a particular concern for questions relating to temporality, irony, and aesthetics.
Bradley Smith
Renaissance literature; Edmund Spenser; the epic; allegory; materialism; animal studies.
John Whalen
Medieval theology and political philosophy; early modern religion; John Milton; political theology; Freud; continental philosophy and theory, particularly Derrida; radical theology.

Ashley Wilcox
B.A. in English and B.A. in German Studies from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Research interests include 19th century novels and violence, trauma, and memory studies
Lai Ying Yu | Download CV
Ph.D. Candidate, English. She is currently working on her dissertation, "Promise of the City: Intimate Publics, Planning Discourse, and Representations of the Urban in 20th-Century American Literature." She is a 2013-2014 Tufts Institute of the Environment Fellow.