Ph.D. Alumni

Name Graduation Year Dissertation Title Initial Placement Current Placement
Vanessa Seals Representations of Multiracial Families in American Literature Director of McNair Scholars Program, Westminster College Assistant Dean of Organizational Development & Inclusive Practice, University of Colorado Boulder
Nathan Wainstein Unformed Art: Bad Writing in the Modernist Novel Stanford Dean's Fellow, Comparative Literature Assistant Professor of English, The University of Utah
Elizabeth Wilder Domestic Formalism: Comfort, Narrative, and the Victorian Imaginary
Aku Ammah-Tagoe Urban form: narrative in an age of urbanization
Annie Atura Jewish-American Feminists and the Construction of Whiteness Lecturer in English, Stanford University Lecturer in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stanford University
Chelsea Davis “Lurid interiors”: the anti-Gothic impulse in early American war literature
Victoria Googasian The character of animality: species difference and narrative form in American fiction, 1890-1970 Assistant Professor of American Literature, Georgetown University in Qatar
Ryan Heuser Abstraction: a literary history Junior Research Fellow, King’s College, University of Cambridge Research Software Engineer, Center of Digital Humanities, Princeton University
Alexander Manshel Writing backwards: American fiction and the historical turn Assistant Professor of English, McGill University
Jesse Nathan Poets’ Poets: Rethinking Influence in Victorian and Modernist Poetry Lecturer in English, UC Berkeley
Andrew Shephard “Temples for tomorrow”: African American speculative fiction and historical narrative Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture, University of Utah
Mark Taylor The Gospel of Freedom: Agency, Idealism, and the Forms of Victorian Fiction Lecturer in English, Stanford Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Vassar College
Luke Barnhart On the early modern plain: poems against poetry Postdoctoral Fellow Lecturer in English, Sonoma State University
Jessica Beckman Moveable types: shaping the text in early modern England Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Dartmouth
Abigail Droge Reading skills: the politics of literacy in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship, Emory University
Anastasia Eccles Perverse attachments: reading fiction around 1800 Assistant Professor of English, Yale University
Erik Johnson Theatrical Realism: Staging Reality in French Theory and British Fiction, 1670-1764 Senior Research Assistant, Stanford University Librarian’s Office Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University
Daeyeong Kim Comedies of Tribalism in Early Modern English Drama
Amanda Licato "Out from behind this mask": persona in African American poetry, 1830-1930 Teacher, St. Albans School
Tanya Llewellyn Shaking the whole system of things: catastrophe and continuity in romantic narrative