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Graduate English Doctoral Alumni

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2023
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Joseph Coppola

Karen Redrobe Not Your Average Joe: Hollywood’s Data Wars

Destiny Crockett

Margo Natalie Crawford Womanish Girls and Black Girl Vulnerability in African American Women's Cultural Productions: 1970-2005

Cassidy Holahan

Michael Gamer
Chi-ming Yang
Dramatizing the Novel: Transmedial Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century Assistant Professor of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Amber Rose Johnson

Margo Natalie Crawford Bad Mathematics: Black Experimental Poetry and Performance in 21st Century Diaspora Assistant Professor of English, McGill University

Dahlia Menghui Li

Margo Natalie Crawford
Karen Redrobe
Caress without Body: Stranded Affect, Queer Diasporic Dancing, and Questions Concerning Technology Postdoctoral Fellow, The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Swarthmore College

A.V. Aylin Malcolm

David Wallace Every Living Soul: Literature and Zoology in England, 1100–1400 Assistant Professor of English, University of Guelph

Alex Millen

Emily Steinlight Novel Aspirations: Social Imperialism and the Remaking of the English Working Class, 1848-1914 Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Haverford College
2022
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Melanie Abeygunawardana

David L. Eng Dissenting Flesh: Racial Feeling in an Age of Colorblindness Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota

Aaron Bartels-Swindells

Rita Barnard Impossible Realisms: Genre and Apartheid, 1902-1973 Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Penn State University, University Park

Astride Veronique Charles

(COML)
David Kazanjian Writing Atlantic–African Slavery The Middle Passage in Continental Terms

Sherif H. Ismail

(COML)
James English Time is Many: The Anthropocene, Literary Form, and the New Contemporary Teacher in Cairo, Egypt

Ava L.J. Kim

David L. Eng Trans / Nation: Gender and Democracy in an Age of Transition Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Alicia Meyer

Melissa E. Sanchez Pedagogies of Power: Gender, Race, and Bridewell Hospital on the Early Modern Stage Dean's Fellow for Excellence in Teaching, Department of English and Progam in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Rovel Sequeira

Ania Loomba The Nation and its Deviants: Global Sexology and the Racial Grammar of Sex in Colonial India, 1870-1950 LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Clinton Williamson

David Kazanjian Nebulous Figures: A Cultural History of an American Riotocracy, 1848-1929 Postdoctoral Associate, Kilachand Honors College, Boston University
2021
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Ajay Kumar Batra

David Kazanjian Radiant Ephemera: Abolition in the Archives of Atlantic Slavery, 1785-1865 Postdoctoral Fellow, USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Thomas Conners

(SPAN)
David L. Eng New Latinx Feelings: Race, Affect, and Form in Queer Latinx Literature Lecturer, History & Literature, Harvard

Dana Cypress

Herman Beavers In Time of Disaster: Representations of Hurricane Katrina in Literature and Culture Assistant Professor of English, Colgate University

Vikrant Dadawala

Suvir Kaul The Decades of Disillusionment: Essays on Indian Literature and Cinema after Nehru Assistant Professor of English, York University, Toronto

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

(COML)
Kevin M.F. Platt
Paul Saint-Amour
Lyric Witness: Intergenerational (Re)collection of the Holocaust in Contemporary American Poetry Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Languages, Creative Writing, Hendrix College

Zach Fruit

Emily Steinlight The Lie of the Land: Landscape Aesthetics and British Realism Ahamanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, UCLA

Augusta Atinuke Irele

(COML)
Rita Barnard Narratives of the New Diaspora: Migration and Transnationalism in Contemporary African Literature President’s Post-doc Scholar, African American and African Studies, Ohio State Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies and French and Francophone Studies, Davidson College

Davy Knittle

Melissa E. Sanchez Designs on the Future: Gender, Race, and Environment in the Transitional City Assistant Professor of English, University of Delaware

Kiana Murphy

Dagmawi Woubshet
Salamishah Tillet
Speculative Black Girl Ethics: Reading Practices, Visual Culture, and The Urgency of the Present Postdoctoral Research Associate, American Studies, Brown University

Divya Nair

Ralph M. Rosen Early Modern English Literature and The Emerging Problem of the Color Line Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Public Humanities as Social Practice, Humanities Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kaushik Ramu

(COML)
Paul Saint-Amour Scaling Naïveté: Deep Time and the Slow Bourgeoisie Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, Colorado College

Elias Rodriques

Josephine Park
Salamishah Tillet
Falling Out of History: Gender in Representations of Police Violence in Post-45 African-American Novels Assistant Professor of African American Literature, Sarah Lawrence College

Jess Shollenberger

Heather K. Love Intimate Reception: Reading Ordinary Queerness in American Women's Literature Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Literatures in English, Bryn Mawr College
2020
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Chris Chan

Suvir Kaul Communal Lyricisms and the Lyricization of English Poetry, 1650–1790 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Literary Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

Daniel Davies

David Wallace Forms of Writing, Forms of War: Scotland, England, France c.1300-1450 Assistant Professor of English, University of Houston

Micah Del Rosario

Jed Esty Scattered Supremacies: Locating Whiteness in Modernist Fiction English Teacher at The Haverford School

Tajah Ebram

Margo Natalie Crawford Black Urban Revolution: A Cultural History of MOVE and the Radical Everyday in West Philadelphia Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Fellow, Haverford College

Eve Eure

David Kazanjian The Grammar of Kinship: Black and Native Intimacies in the 19th Century Assistant Professor, Lehman College, City University of New York

Meghan E. Hall

Ania Loomba Out of Compass: English Women's Writing and the Cultures of Travel, 1604-1680 Associate Director for Graduate Studies, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

Anna Johnson Lyman

Emily Steiner
Rita Copeland
Reading the Past: Ruins and Historical Writing in England, 800-1400

Riley McGuire

Emily Steinlight Figures of Speech: The Relational and Generic Forms of Vocal Disability in Nineteenth-Century Culture Assistant Professor of English, Worcester State University

Martin Premoli

(COML)
Rita Barnard Global Anthropocene Fiction and the Politics of Climate Disaster Assistant Professor of English, Pepperdine

Sam Waterman

Jed Esty After Men: Modernist Adventure and Post-Patriarchal Work Assistant Professor, New College of the Humanities in London