Current Literature Grad Students

MA Students

Ruwanthi Edirisinghe

BA, University of Peradeniya

Research Interests: 19th and 20th Century Women's Fiction, Feminist Theory, Postcolonial literature and theory

Darryn Edwards

BA, The University of Toledo

Research Interests: postcolonial literature, queer theories, and the intersection of the two fields

Charlynn Estes

BA, East Central University

Research Interests:

Conner Moore

BA, The Ohio State University

Research Interests: Decadent Movement in 19th and 20th century literature, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, Romanticism, and Marxism.

PhD Students

Dhanuka Bandara

MA, Miami University
BA, University of Peradeniya

Research Interests: British and American modernism, postcolonial studies, aesthetics

Nolan Boyd

Nolan Boyd

MA, Wake Forest
BA, Davidson College

Research Interests: Gender & Sexuality, Disability, 20th Cent. Literature, Cinema

Jeff Carr

MA, Western Kentucky University

Research Interests: 19th and 20th Century American literature, Modernism, working class literature and rhetoric, war literature and rhetoric, and Hemingway.

Justin Chandler

MFA, Miami University
BA, Indiana University, Bloomington

Research Interests: American literature

Dasol Choi

MA, Ewha Womans University
BA, Ewha Womans University

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century ethnic literature; postcolonial literature and theory; transnational and diaspora studies; space

Steve Dudas

MA, Miami University
BA, Albion College

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Poetry, the Poetics of Childhood, Children's Literature

Danielle Hart

MA, Kent State University
BA, Muskingum University

Research Interests: women, gender, and sexuality studies; fanfiction and fandom studies; 20th-21st century American literature

Kate Imwalle

MA, Wright State University
BA, Wright State University

Research Interests: women's literature after 1800, women's studies, trauma studies, effects on the psyche from war specific to women

Minki Kim

MA, Georgia State University
BA, Korea University

Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century British lit, Feminist and Postcolonial Theory, and slave narratives

Casey Kuhajda

MA, The University of Akron
BA, John Carroll University

Research Interests: late 19th century American literature, 20th century American literature, literature and the environment, new historicism, new sincerity

Sidne Lyon

Sidne Lyon

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century ethnic American literature, post colonialism, Marxism, satan and monsters in American culture, horror

Joshua Moats

MA, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
BA, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Sarah Morris

MA, University of Alabama
BA, University of Alabama

Rachel Oriol

MA, University of Hawaii at Manao
BA, University of San Diego

Research Interests: Latino/a Literature; Performance Studies; Dance History

Sandamini Ranwalage

BA, University of Peradeniya

Research Interests: South Asian Literature, South Asian diaspora, Post colonialism, Postcolonial theatre, South-Asian theatre, Performance Studies

Rachel Schaefer

MA, Miami University 
BS, John Brown University

Research Interests: 20th-21st Century American and Transnational Literatures; Arab American Literature; Chick Lit; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Brenda Tyrrell

BA, Iowa State University
MA, Iowa State University

Research Interests: disability in H.G. Wells; disability in post-cyberpunk; intertextuality in science fiction; bicycling in science fiction