Ph.D. Alumni

Name Graduation Year Dissertation Title Initial Placement Current Placement
Jodie Archer Reading the Bestseller: An Analysis of 20,000 Novels Research and Development, Apple Inc. (iBooks) Author of The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of a Blockbuster Novel
Andrew Bricker Producing & Litigating Satire, 1670-1792 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University Associate Professor of English Literature, Ghent University
Guadalupe Carrillo Forms of Sentiment in the 21st Century U.S. Latina/o Novel Adjunct Professor of English and Intercultural Studies, Foothill-De Anza Community College Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Hanna Janiszewska Romantic Lives of the Mind PWR Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University English Instructor, Stanford Online High School
Stephen Osadetz The Art of Principle: The Rhetorical Preoccupations of Eighteenth-Century Didactic Literature Associate of the Department of English, Harvard University
Sarah Perkins Dixie Bound: A Cultural Biography of an American Legend, 1860-1930 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Allison Rung Conventions of the Railway in the British Novels, 1900-1950
Nikil Saval The Problem of the White Collar Worker in Culture Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
Kathryn VanArendonk The Episode: Serial Storytelling in Television and the Nineteenth-Century Novel Instructor, Union County College Staff Writer, VULTURE
Mark Vega Worldly Desires: Fictions of Transnational Engagement in Frank Norris, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Edith Wharton Stanford PWR Lecturer Instructional Design Lead, Uber for Business, Uber
Hannah Doherty The Myth of Minerva: Publishing, Popular Fiction, and the Rise of the Novel Faculty of English, University of Texas-San Antonio Associate Professor of English, Suffolk University
Geordie Hamilton The Rhetoric of Realism: American Literature and Democratic Form Assistant Principal, Westmont High School
Jillian Hess Commonplace-Book Stylistics: Romantic and Victorian Technologies of Reading and Writing Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of English Language & Literature, CUNY Bronx Community College
Emily Kopley The Potentate and the Cannibal: Poetry and the Novel in Virginia Woolf Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University Course Lecturer in Jewish Studies, McGill University
Rebecca Richardson Narrative Ambition: Victorian Self-Help and Competition Course Coordinator, Stanford PWR Lecturer, Stanford
Elda Maria Roman Symbolic Wages and Identity Taxes: Upward Mobility and Middle Class Narratives in Chicana/o and Black Cultural Production Associate Professor of English, University of Southern California
Bridget Whearty For All is Good That Hath Good End: Narrative Structures and the Art of Dying in Late Medieval English Literature Digital Medieval Manuscripts Fellow, Stanford Associate Professor of English, Binghamton University
Ryan Zurowski To the Gentle Reader: Prefaces and Books in Early Modern England
Sarah Allison Moral Style in Victorian Fiction Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans
Michael Benveniste The American Ideology: Plot and Culture Since 1945 Assistant Professor of English, University of Puget Sound COO, MoRE Ventures