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Rebecca AberleRebecca Aberle | Download CV
Ecocriticism and Environmental Justice; 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Craft Studies
Andrew AlquestaAndrew Alquesta
Twentieth-century American and Transatlantic literature; humor and satire; democracy and politics
Inayah AvantInayah Avant
Contemporary African American Literature; Southern Studies; Ecocriticism
Omid BagherliOmid Bagherli
The contemporary novel and film, the aesthetics of historical recovery (memory, archive, documentary), critical theory (psychoanalysis, Marxism).
Jacob CartwrightJacob Cartwright
19th century British and American Literature, Print Culture, Literature and Science
Neela CathelainNeela Cathelain | Download CV
Theory of the novel, migration, transnational literature
Kyung Seo ChungKyung Seo Chung | Download CV
Eighteenth century British Literature, Novel, Materialism and Culture
Charles ClementsCharles Clements | Download CV
20th-century Irish and British literature; novel form; minimalism; the grotesque; sexuality and transgression; women in surrealism; occultism and epistemology.
Paul DriskillPaul Driskill
Paul received his MA from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2017. He is interested in how nineteenth-century British literature and science represented humans and non-human animals. His dissertation considers how mixed-species individuals embodied anxieties about the post-Darwinian status of humans.
Morgan EasterlyMorgan Easterly
Critical theory; literature and philosophy; feminist, gender & sexuality studies.
Gayathri GoelGayathri Goel | Download CV
In Gayathri's dissertation entitled "Entanglements: Radical Kinship for Ecological Liberation," she examines representations of inter-species interactions in World Literature. Her interests include Anglophone and World Literature, Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, Political Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies.
Jordan GreenJordan Green | Download CV
Research interests include long 19th century British literature, history of science and medicine, women’s writing, and gender and sexuality. More information can be found on her personal website.
Gursheen GuronGursheen Guron
The long 19th century British literature; decolonial/post-colonial studies; spatial analysis; marginalization and liminality; aesthetics; critical race theory; gender and sexuality
Hannah HerndonHannah Herndon | Download CV
Multi-ethnic US literature; women’s writing about sexual violence; girlhood; sound studies and the politics of listening; race, gender & sexuality

Dissertation working title: "Listening to Survivors: Multiethnic American Women’s Writing about Sexual Violence (1797-2019).”

Publications include: "'Be wary the delusions of fancy': Silencing and Rape Culture in Foster's The Coquette" in #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture, eds. Heather Hewett and Mary Holland (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming October 21, 2021)  and Review of Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age by Sari Edelstein, Modern Language Review, vol. 115, no. 3, 2020, pp. 707-708.
Sarah IuliSarah Iuli | Download CV
18th and 19th century British Literature, ecocriticism
Ketan JainKetan Jain
Queer and critical theory; writings on history; negativity; film and visual studies; ecocriticism; postcolonial literatures.
Spencer LaneSpencer Lane
19th- and 20th-century American literature, ecocriticism, environmental aesthetics, ecological ethics
Jessica MaloneyJessica Maloney
Medieval literature; Arthuriana and chivalric romances; Ecofeminism; Feminine space in the natural environment
Kara McCabeKara McCabe
B.A. and M.A.T from Union College, M.A. from Middlebury College. Research interest include Early Modern literature, Shakespeare, cultural criticism, history of the book, race, and the female body and maternity.
Joanna McQuadeJoanna McQuade
Global twentieth and twenty-first century women’s writing; the politics of beauty; the aesthetics of resistance; oppositional femininity; US South-Global South relations.
Roshad MeeksRoshad Meeks
Black Literary Studies and Eco-Criticism (in English, Arabic and Spanish)
Lee NevittLee Nevitt
The 19th-Century American Novel, Queer Theory, Regional Literatures, Sex and Sexuality, Architecture, and Cinema Studies
Casey O'ReillyCasey O'Reilly | Download CV
Victorian Literature, Gothic Literature, feminist theory, queer theory
Emily PalermoEmily Palermo
Contemporary American literature, southern studies, affect theory, ecocriticism, and the sociology of literature
Taylor ParrishTaylor Parrish
Contemporary Anglophone and Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, & Food Studies
Jared PenceJared 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.
Miguel RiveraMiguel Rivera
Caribbean literature, 20-21st century American literature, Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical race theory, detective fiction, and other genre fiction
Zoe PerotZoe Perot
Turn of the century/modernist British and American literature, the novel, social psychology, transatlantic exchanges.

Publications include "Trains, Strains, and Constraints: Women and Trains in North and South, Middlemarch, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles" , published in The Rail, the Body and the Pen: Essays on Travel, Medicine and Technology in 19th Century British Literature, a book by McFarland Press (August 13th, 2021).
Lauren RizzutoLauren Rizzuto
Environmental Justice, genre, narratives of childhood
Rahul SenRahul Sen | Download CV
Psychoanalysis, queer studies, critical theory, modernisms
Bradley SmithBradley Smith
Renaissance literature; Edmund Spenser; the epic; allegory; materialism; animal studies.
Nicola SollyNicola Solly
Disability studies; women’s mental health; 20th and 21st century British literature; madness in literature; feminist theory
Bailey SpencerBailey Spencer
20th century poetry and poetics; women in modernism; medical humanities; queer theory.
East HallRebekah Waalkes | Download CV
Contemporary American literature; theories of reading; book history; literary theory; race, gender, and sexuality studies
Brandon WernetteBrandon Wernette | Download CV
B.A. and M.A. from New York University. Research interests: British Romanticism; aesthetics; negativity; lyric theory; poetry and poetics; critical theory; post-structuralism and deconstruction; sound studies; William Wordsworth
Ashley WilcoxAshley Wilcox | Download CV
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
Gillian WoodGillian Wood
19th century British literature