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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Graduate Student List

Meghan C Andrews

Graduate student

Raul Ariza-Barile

Graduate student

arizab.raul@utexas.edu

Interests

  Medieval European Romance; Anglo-Norman Literature; Anglo-Iberian Contacts in the Middle Ages; Pre-Modern Theories of Fiction.

COURTNEY C BARAJAS

Graduate student

courtneybarajas@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Interests

  Travel, science, and medical writing in medieval England; medieval anthologies and manuscript culture; Anglo-Saxon literature and linguistics

AXEL BOHMANN

Graduate student

Todd J Battistelli

Graduate student

Catherine M Blouke

Graduate student

cate.blouke@utexas.edu

Interests

  rhetoric, humor, media studies, performance studies, digital humanities,

Jeffrey Boruszak

Graduate student

jeffrey.boruszak@gmail.com  |  FAC 16

Interests

  Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; The Avant-Garde and Experimental Literature; Digital Humanities; Sound Studies

Delia Byrnes

Graduate student

deliabyrnes@gmail.com

Interests

  American literature, Southern studies, cultural memory, film, print culture

JAKE AUSTIN COWAN

Graduate student

jake.cowan@utexas.edu

Interests

  continental philosophy; psychoanalysis; social media ecology; the metaphysics of online presence; Joyce, Kubrick, Žižek

Erin Cotter

Graduate student

ejcotter@utexas.edu

Interests

  American Literature, Gender Studies, Race Studies, Feline Studies

Lynn A Cowles

Assistant Instructor

cowlesla@utexas.edu  |  PAR 408

Interests

  The history of the novel, the eighteenth century, early modern metaphysics, and intellectual history.

YVETTE MARIE DECHAVEZ

Graduate student

ELIZABETH S DEMOTT

Graduate student

ERIC STEVEN DETWEILER

Graduate student

Megan Eatman

Graduate student

meeatman@gmail.com

Reid Echols

Graduate student

reidechols@utexas.edu

Education   

PhD in English, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Modern British Literature, Irish Poetry and Drama, Religion and Literature, Conflict Studies

Jessica Egan

Graduate student

jesiegan@gmail.com

Colleen Gleeson Eils

Graduate Student

colleen.eils@utexas.edu  |  PAR 408

Interests

  Twentieth century and contemporary Native, Mexican American, and Asian American literatures

SARAH N FRANK

Graduate student

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LINDSEY M GAY

Graduate student

lindseympgay@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Long eighteenth century, British Romanticism, women writers, gender, sexuality, science and literature, medicine and literature, class, social contract theory, family politics,

KENDALL J GERDES

Assistant Director, Digital Writing and Research Lab

kendalljoy@utexas.edu  |  FAC 8

Interests

  ancient rhetorics, queer theory, poststructuralism, feminisms, ethics

RHIANNON J GOAD

Graduate student

LAUREN MARIE GREWE

Graduate student

lauren.grewe@utexas.edu

Interests

  Early Native American literature, nineteenth-century American poetry, textual studies

PAX GUTIERREZ-NEAL

Graduate student

pax_gn@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Interests

  Folklore; Shapeshifting/Transhumanism in Medieval Literature; Old Norse, Old and Middle English, Old and Middle French, etc; Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist Theory

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Lauren J Gantz

Graduate student

lgantz@utexas.edu  |  PAR 403

Interests

  Caribbean Literatures, Diaspora Studies, Trauma Studies, Archives and Archival Studies, Queer and Gender Studies

Robert S Garbacz

Graduate student

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Lisa Gulesserian

Graduate student

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ALLISON J HAAS

Graduate student

ajh2747@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  20th century Irish literature, postcolonialism, globalization, British cultural studies, women and gender studies

JENNIFER L HARGER

Graduate student

HANNAH V HARRISON

Graduate student

hvharrison@utexas.edu  |  Parlin 404

Education   

M.A., University of Louisville

Interests

  Rhetorical history and theory, the rhetoric of social movements, rhetorical education, agrarian/rural studies, Southern studies, food studies

ZACHARY RYAN HINES

Graduate student

zhines@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A., King's College, London

Interests

  Religious communities, women’s writing, and material culture in the literature of late-medieval England. Also, 'Quad'.

JENNY HOWELL

Graduate student

jenny.h.howell@gmail.com

Interests

  Twentieth- and twenty-first century American and British literature and culture; the historical novel; historiography; ethics in literature

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BRIANNA E HYSLOP

Graduate student

brianna.e.hyslop@utexas.edu

Interests

  Travel Narratives, British Literature, Modernism, Imperialism, Nationalism, Landscape Studies

Tekla Hawkins

Graduate student

Mary L Hedengren

Graduate student

mary.hedengren@gmail.com

Education   

MA English (Rhetoric), Brigham Young University

Interests

  nascent identities, disciplinarity, history of rhetoric, composition, WID

Jennifer Hemstreet

Graduate student

gray.hemstreet@utexas.edu  |  PAR406

Interests

  Long 18th Century; religion and literature; Enlightenment and Existential Philosophy; ethos and eternizing tropes; Pope, Swift, Milton

ROBERT W JONES

Graduate student

Brianna C Jewell

Graduate student

GRETCHEN M KASTING

Graduate student

gretchenkasting@gmail.com  |  FAC 16

Aleina Kreider

Graduate student

aakreider@utexas.edu

Interests

  20th century prose fiction (esp. the novel), Lost Generation, philosophy and literature, religion and literature

LUKE MICHAEL LANDTROOP

Graduate student

STEVEN J LEMIEUX

Graduate student

MARTIN BENEDICT LOCKERD

Graduate student

mlockerd@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

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Christelle Le Faucheur

Graduate student

lefaucheurc@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., My 2012; Master's, 2002; BA, 1996, Ph.D., University of Texas; Master's, University of Cologne, Germany; BA, University of Nanterre, France
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Keith Leisner

Assistant Instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing

kleisner@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-4991  |  Flawn Academic Center 16

Education   

MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Life writing, literary linguistics, syntax, semantics, and authorship and representations of Hollywood in twentieth-century American literature

Thomas Lindsay

Graduate Student

thomas.e.lindsay@utexas.edu  |  PAR 404

Education   

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Early Modern English Drama, Elizabethan and Stuart Court Culture and Performance, LGBTQ Literature and Culture, Performance Criticism

COURTNEY A MASSIE

Graduate student

courtney.massie@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Education   

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Modern and contemporary drama; performance theory and criticism; violence, trauma, and the body; feminism; music and musicality.

RACHEL C MAZIQUE

Graduate student

AARON V MERCIER

Graduate student

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REGINA MARIE MILLS

Assistant Instructor, Department of English

regina.mills@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Education   

PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Latin@ and Chican@ Literature, US Immigrant Literature (particularly of the Central American diasporas), African American Literature, Rhetoric of Revolution, Human Rights, Archival Studies, Postcolonial Trauma Studies

JOSEPH A MOORE

Graduate student

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Sequoia Maner

Graduate student

smaner@utexas.edu

Education   

PhD in English Literature, University of Texas at Austin

Ashley E Miller

Graduate student

ashley.e.miller@gmail.com  |  PAR 3

Interests

  Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, Women and Gender Studies, Labor and Social Class, Consumer Culture, Material Culture, Modernism.

SARA PEVEHOUSE O'NEILL

Graduate student

Alejandro Omidsalar

Graduate student

omidsalar@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Interests

  The horror genre, nineteenth-century American literature, queer theory, crime fiction, Emily Dickinson, The Salem Witch Trials

Sarah Orem

Graduate student

sarah.orem@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A., 2008, Performance Studies, New York University

Interests

  Women's studies; twentieth and twenty-first century American drama; affect; performance studies; disability; madness studies.

Christo Ortiz Y Prentice

Graduate student

Taylor Pate

Graduate student

basementpoetics@gmail.com

Education   

poetry MFA, New Writers Project

Interests

  www.smokinggluegun.com

ROBIN V RIEHL

Graduate student

KAREN E ROYALL

Graduate student

Andrew Rechnitz

Graduate student

Helene Grayce Remiszewska

Graduate student

helene.schlein@utexas.edu

Interests

  American literature, nineteenth-century literature, cultural studies, critical theory

Michael R Roberts

Graduate student

CASEY LAUREN SLOAN

Graduate student

clsloan@utexas.edu

Interests

  Women's and Gender Studies, Queer Studies, British Cultural Studies, Rise of the Novel, Gothic Genealogies, Fashion Studies

MEGHAN B SMITH

Graduate student

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MELISSA ANN SMITH

Graduate student

msmith46@utexas.edu  |  PAR 403

Interests

  Women's writing, Victorian novel, George Eliot, stewardship and the novel, care ethics

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JEREMY P SMYCZEK

Graduate student

jsmyczek@utexas.edu  |  PAR 403

Education   

MA, University of North Carolina Wilmington

DORREL T SPITZER-HANKS

Graduate student

KATHARINE A STEVENSON

Katharine A Stevenson

katstev@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Interests

  Modern British Literature, British Cultural Studies, Empire Writing, Queer Studies

ANNE C STEWART

Graduate student

DEBORAH C STREUSAND

Graduate student

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Rachel M Schneider

Graduate student

Jennifer Shapland

Assistant Instructor

jenn.shapland@utexas.edu  |  512.471.9119  |  PAR 403

Interests

  contemporary short fiction and nonfiction; female writers; geocriticism; the environmental humanities; queer theory; affect; material culture

Zachary Sharp

Graduate student

zsharp@utexas.edu

Interests

  Milton; Puritanism; poetry and politics of the English Civil War; Renaissance rhetoric; pragmatism and literary studies.

Mark Sheridan

Graduate student

Charles Stewart

Graduate student

charles.stewart@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Boston College

Interests

  20th century British literature; James Joyce; psychoanalysis; food in literature

LAURA E THAIN

Graduate student

MALEY H THOMPSON

Graduate student

JULIA F TRAYLOR

Graduate student

ELLIOTT STAUNTON TURLEY

Graduate student

JOANNA L. TURNER

Graduate student

joanna.thaler@gmail.com  |  FAC 16

Interests

  Nineteenth-century novels, narrative theory, disability studies, post-colonial theory

Christopher E Taylor

Graduate student

Jason Tobin

Graduate student

tobinjas@gmail.com

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Andrew G Uzendoski

Graduate student

PETER J VOSS

Graduate student

Megan Leigh Varelmann

Graduate student

LAURA KNOWLES WALLACE

Graduate student

laura.k.wallace@utexas.edu  |  PAR 404

Interests

  reception studies, twentieth-century American novels, queer theory, affect, experimental fiction, publics & counterpublics

COLE THOMAS WEHRLE

Graduate student

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JAMES B WIEDNER

Graduate student

REBECCA L WISE

Graduate student

Thomas Ward

Graduate student

tbward11@gmail.com

Nyssa S Wilton

Graduate student

Rachel A Wise

Graduate student

LILY A ZHU

Graduate student

Kathleen Adelaid Zvarych

Graduate student

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