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Our Graduate Students


Paul Babin
Previous Institutions: Clark University (MA), Wheaton College (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Renaissance maps and travel narratives, Shakespeare, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, critical theory
Dissertation (working title): “Playing Histories: Performing Global, National, and Urban Map Spaces in Early Modern English Drama”

Avery Blankenship
Previous Institutions: Rhodes College (BA)
Program and Fields: MA; Nineteenth-century women writers, social fields, digital humanities

BondWilliam Bond
Previous Institutions: Syracuse University (MA), University of Oxford (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Nineteenth-century American literature, poetics and philosophy, ecocriticism and ecopoetics, materialism and the nonhuman turn
Dissertation (working title): “Genial Poetics: Encountering the Material in American Poetry 1816-1882”

Galen Bunting
Previous Institutions: Oklahoma State University (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Gender and sexuality in modernist writing

Ben DoyleBenjamin J. Doyle
Previous Institutions: Northeastern University (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American print and performance cultures

John “Jack” Flor
Previous Institutions: United States Air Force Academy
Program and Fields: MA; Classical reception, modernism

Brigid Flynn
Previous Institutions: University of Rhode Island (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD;

Kenneth Haley
Previous Institutions: Northeastern University
Program and Fields: PlusOne; Digital humanities

Arsalan ul Haq
Previous Institutions: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (B. Arch), Dartmouth College (MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; 20th Century literature. Contemporary literature, Architecture, Design studies, Interdisciplinary studies, Graphic narratives
Dissertation (working title): “Graphic Acts—Narrative Desire and Design in Comics and Architecture”

Matthew Hitchcock
Previous Institutions: University of Massachusetts Boston (MA); Millersville University of Pennsylvania (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Writing and rhetoric

JohnsonLaura Johnson
Previous Institutions: Pacific Luthern University (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; American literature, gender and sexuality studies, digital humanities, print culture

Cherice Jones
Previous Institutions: SUNY at Albany (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Sound studies, literacy studies

Laurie Kladky
Previous Institutions: Barnard College at Columbia University (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Modernism and translation

Richard “Brice” Lanham
Previous Institutions: Indiana University Bloomington (BA)
Program and Fields: MA; Twentieth- and twenty-first-century African American literature, poetry

AbbieAbbie Levesque
Previous Institutions: Northeastern University (MA), Lesley University (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Rhetoric and composition, writing center research, composition pedagogy, digital humanities, social activism, and queer theory

Rachel Lewis
Previous Institutions: Northeastern University (MA), University of Massachusetts-Amherst (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD;
Dissertation (working title): “LGBTQ Literacies, Community Writing, and Mass Incarceration”

medina_squareDavid Medina
Previous Institutions: University of Texas at El Paso (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Hemispheric American Studies; Book History; Bibliology
Dissertation (working title): “Paper Polemicists: Print and Power in the Early Colonial Americas”

messina_squareCara Marta Messina
Previous Institutions: St. John’s University (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Writing studies, digital writing research, fan studies, feminism, critical digital pedagogy, digital humanities (new media studies + transformDH)

molkoRachel Molko
Previous Institutions: Florida State University (BA), University of Central Florida (MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; (Intersectional) Feminist theory and inclusive pedagogy

MurelJacob Murel
Previous Institutions: University of Memphis (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Graphic novel, temporality

Kyle Oddis
Previous Institutions:  Loyola Marymount University (BA), Northeastern University (MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Writing and Rhetoric; writing assessment, curriculum & pedagogy, community literacy, writing centers

Kenneth Oravetz
Previous Institutions:  University of California Santa Barbara (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Graphic novel

Jonathan Osborne
Previous Institutions: Tulane University (BA, MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Writing and rhetoric
Dissertation (working title): “Difference Within Difference: A Study of Modern Black Conservative Rhetoric”

gregGregory Palermo
Previous Institutions: SUNY Geneseo (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Disciplinary rhetoric, digital humanities, citation analysis, social justice

Alanna Prince
Previous Institutions: Bates College (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD;

Samantha Przybylowicz
Previous Institutions: Mills College (MA), Widener University (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Victorian studies and British Romanticism
Dissertation (working title): “Rewriting Representations of Women Who Murder: Truthfulness and Sympathy in Victorian Sensation Fiction, Realist Novels, and Photography”

William Quinn
Previous Institutions: University of Tulsa (MA), University of Arkansas (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Digital humanities, modernism, and periodical studies
Dissertation (working title): “Interactive Readers and Magazine Media: The Roles of Readers in Twentieth-Century Periodicals”

Vijeta Saini
Previous Institutions: Guru Nanak Dev University (BA)
Program and Fields: MA; Early Modern and Renaissance literature, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies

Eamon Schlotterback
Previous Institutions: New York University (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Queer theory, Modernist and Decadent literature, and transgender studies

Eric Sepenoski
Previous Institutions: Emerson College (MFA); Emmanuel College (BA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Writing and rhetoric

sojkowskiNicole Sojkowski
Previous Institutions: Northeastern University
Program and Fields: PlusOne (BA/MA); East Asian studies

Solari profileAlexandra Solari
Previous Institutions: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (BA)
Program and Fields: MA; Writing and rhetoric

Jacob St. Jean
Previous Institutions: Eastern Connecticut State University (BA)
Program and Fields: MA; Medieval literature, digital humanities

Michael Turner
Previous Institutions: The College of New Jersey (BA), Rutgers University-Newark (MFA, Poetry), University of Massachusetts-Boston (MA)
Program and Fields: PhD; Affect studies, writing center research, rhet/comp

Kyle Wholey
Previous Institutions: University of Massachusetts Boston (BA)
Program and Fields: MA; Postmodern literature, queer theory, and feminist theory