Ph.D. Alumni

Name Graduation Year Dissertation Title Initial Placement Current Placement
Brianne Bilsky The Page Redux: American Literature in the Information Age Assistant Professor of English, United States Military Academy in West Point Dean of Berkeley College, Lecturer in English, Yale University
Steffi Dippold Plain as in Primitive: The Figure of the Native in Colonial America Associate Professor of English, Kansas State University
Justin Eichenlaub The Suburban Imagination: Aesthetics, Desire, and Space in Nineteenth-Century Britain Lecturer, University of California - Berkeley Teacher and Writing Program Director, Springfield Honors Academy
Marissa Gemma Exceedingly Correct: Stylistic Polemics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Associate Director at The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking at Stanford University Product and Content Design Lead, Gusto
Kenny Ligda Serious Comedy: British Modernist Humor and Political Crisis Course Coordinator for Literary History, Stanford University Associate Director of Faculty and Lecturer Programs/Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University
Kenneth Maynor Pagan Nation: Constitutional Characters and the Fiction of American Faith Professor of English, Central Piedmont Community College
Anton Vander Zee 'The Final Lilt of Songs': Late Whitman and the Long American Century Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Charleston Associate Processor and M.A. Program Director, College of Charleston
James Wood Anecdote and Enlightenment, 1710-1790 Postdoctoral Fellow, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Professor of English Literature, University of East Anglia
Edward Finn The Social Lives of Books: Literary Networks in Contemporary American Fiction University Innovation Fellow, Arizona State University Associate Professor of English and Arts, Media and Engineering, Founding Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University
Jennifer Harford Vargas Dictating Forms: Authoritarian Power in the Latina/o American Novel Assistant Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College
Ruth Kaplan Fashioning the Reader: Forms of Engagement in British Poetry of the Long Sixteenth Century Assistant Professor of English, Quinnipiac University Associate Professor of English, Quinnipiac University
Joseph Shapiro Beyond Early American Exceptionalism: Class and The Rise of the U.S. Novel, 1789-1846 Assistant Professor of English, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Associate Professor of English, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Jessica Weare Competing Narratives: British Memoirs and Fictions of the First World War Philanthropy & Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft
Claire Bowen Between Pole and Tropic: Writing Suspension, 1945-1955 Dickinson College Associate Professor of English, Dickinson College
Allison Carruth Global Appetites: Literary Form and Food Politics from World War I to the World Trade Organization Arnhold Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Barbara Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Noam Cohen Speculative Nostalgias: Metafiction, Science Fiction, and the Putative Death of the Novel
Matthew Garrett Episodic Poetics in the Early American Republic: The Politics of Writing in Parts Assistant Professor of English, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of English and Core Faculty in American Studies, Wesleyan University
Joel Burges The Uses of Obsolescence: Historical Change and the Politics of the Outmoded in American Postmodernity PWR Lecturer, Stanford Associate Professor of English and Visual & Cultural Studies, University of Rochester
Crisi Benford Monster or Machine: The Multiplot Novel in Victorian Literature and Culture Collegiate Fellow in World Literature, University of Chicago Senior Fellow, FrameWorks Institute
Shameem Black Cosmopoetics: Global Imagination in Contemporary Writing Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature, Yale University Deputy Director of the South Asia Research Institute, Australian National University