Current Literature Grad Students

MA Students


Darryn EdwardsDarryn 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:

Kelly Florian

BA, Muskingum University

Research Interests:

Peter HeathPeter Heath

BA, Gordon College

Research Interests: Wittgenstein, Russian literature, and transcendentalism

Sam HunterSamuel Hunter

BA Miami University

Research Interests: film studies, queer theory, and contemporary American literature

Bogyeong Jo

BA, University of Minnesota
BA, Southeast Missouri State University

Research Interests:

Andreas KolaczkoAndreas Kolaczko

BA, Notre Dame College

Research Interests: 19th and 20th century American literature, modernism, war literature, psychological effects of war on literature and culture, and identity

Sarah CoffingSarah Main

BA, Butler University

Research Interests: American Modernism, alienation and isolation, war and trauma, and identity construction

Mary McKernanMary McKernan

BA, Salisbury University

Research Interests: postcolonial literature, LGBT literature, and fandom and fanfiction. 

Jonathan MerolaJonathan Merola

BA, Grove City College

Research Interests: modernism, stream of consciousness, Faulkner, and psychoanalytic theory

Emily O'BrienEmily O'Brien

BA, Indiana University

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century women's literature; creative nonfiction writing—female memoir, cultural studies; transnational literature; and women’s history—reproductive health and social movements, and literature and social justice

Gabriella PishottiGabriella Pishotti

BA, University of Mount Union

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century literature and human rights

Sandamini RanwalageSandamini Ranwalage

BA, University of Peradeniya

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

PhD Students

Dhanuka Bandara

MA, Miami University
BA, University of Peradeniya

Research Interests: 

Nolan BoydNolan Boyd

MA, Wake Forest
BA, Davidson College

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

Jeff CarrJeff 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 ChandlerJustin Chandler

MFA, Miami University
BA, Indiana University, Bloomington

Research Interests: American literature

Dasol ChoiDasol 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

Michele ChristinsenMichelle Christensen

MA, Miami University  
BA, Schawnee State University

Research Interests: 20th-21st Century American Literature and Film, Queer and Cultural Studies, Posthumanism, Indigeneity.

Steve DudasSteve Dudas

MA, Miami University
BA, Albion College

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Irish Poetry; Children's Literature

Tyler Groff

Tyler Groff

MA, Miami University
BA, Indiana University East

Danielle HartDanielle 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 ImwalleKate 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 

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

MA, Miami University 
BA, Bowling Green University

Research Interests: 20th-21st Century American Literary & Cultural Studies; Gender & Sexuality Studies

Dinidu KarunanayakeDinidu Karunanayake

MA, Miami University
BA, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Research Interests: Postcolonial South Asia, Asian America, South Asian diaspora, post-conflict memory, refugees, Post-war Sri Lanka 

Minki KimMinki Kim

MA, Georgia State University
BA, Korea University

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

Casey KuhajdaCasey 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 LyonSidne Lyon

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

Joshua Moats

Joshua Moats

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

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

MA, University of Alabama
BA, University of Alabama

Rachel Oriol

Rachel Oriol

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

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

Megan Peters

Megan Peters

MA, American University
BA, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Rachel Schaeffer

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

Cynthia SmithCynthia Smith

MA, California State University-Sacramento
BA, Brigham Young University

Research Interests: Nineteenth-century American literature; Sea narratives; Romanticism; Sentimentalism

Catherine Tetz

Catherine Tetz

MA, Washington State University
BA, Andrews University

Research Interests: Transatlantic modernism; Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies; poetics

Brenda TyrrellBrenda 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

Nicolyn Woodcock

Nicolyn Woodcock

MA, Miami University
BA, Kenyon College

Research Interests: Asian American literature, women’s autobiography; U.S. militarization in Asia at intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation and foodways