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

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.

Erica Nerbonne

BA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Research Interests: medicine and literature, disability studies, postcolonialism, the intersection between illness, identity, and culture 

Marie Pruitt

BA, CUNY Brooklyn College

Research Interests: american modernism and postmodernism, Hemingway, feminist theory, anti-racist pedagogy

Josie Spitzer

BA, Miami University

Research Interests: modernist literature, literary theory, exploring why reading and writing are assumed to be a mechanical skill

PhD Students

Parisa AdlifarParisa Adlifar

MA, University of Cincinnati
BA+MA, Kharazmi University of Tehran 

Research Interests: postcolonial literature and theory, transnational and diaspora studies, trauma studies.

Dhanuka Bandara

MA, Miami University
BA, University of Peradeniya

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

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, Speculative Fiction, The Novel, African American Literature, American Pragmatism, Progressive Era American Culture

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

Javiera Green

MA, Bradley University
BA, Eastern Illinois University

Research Interests: trauma studies, psychoanalysis, 20th century African American novels

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

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

Travis PolingTravis Poling

MA, Bethany Theological Seminary
BS, Manchester University 

Research Interests: posthumanism, ecocriticism, animal studies, nineteenth century American literature, William Stafford

Sandamini Ranwalage

MA, Miami University
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