Ph.D. Alumni

Name Graduation Year Dissertation Title Initial Placement Current Placement
Emily Kopley The Potentate and the Cannibal: Poetry and the Novel in Virginia Woolf Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 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 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 State University of New York-Binghamton
Ryan Zurowski To the Gentle Reader: Prefaces and Books in Early Modern England Web Copy Writer, Intuit Design Director, Intuit
Sarah Allison Moral Style in Victorian Fiction Loyola University New Orleans
Michael Benveniste The American Ideology: Plot and Culture Since 1945 University of Puget Sound
Brianne Bilsky The Page Redux: American Literature in the Information Age Magellan Project Program Coordinator and Director of Pal, Washington and Jefferson College United States Military Academy
Steffi Dippold Plain as in Primitive: The Figure of the Native in Colonial America Kansas State University
Justin Eichenlaub The Suburban Imagination: Aesthetics, Desire, and Space in Nineteenth-Century Britain Lecturer, University of California- Berkeley Assistant Director of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, Yale University
Marissa Gemma Exceedingly Correct: Stylistic Polemics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Associate Director at Hume Writing Center, Stanford Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, University of Paris (Sorbonne)
Kenny Ligda Serious Comedy: British Modernist Humor and Political Crisis Course Coordinator, Stanford Academic Technology Specialist, Stanford University
Kenneth Maynor Pagan Nation: Constitutional Characters and the Fiction of American Faith
Anton Vander Zee 'The Final Lilt of Songs': Late Whitman and the Long American Century Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Charleston College of Charleston
James Wood Anecdote and Enlightenment, 1710-1790 Postdoctoral Fellow, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Tenured Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia
Edward Finn The Social Lives of Books: Literary Networks in Contemporary American Fiction University Innovation Fellow, Arizona State University Arizona State University
Jennifer Harford Vargas Dictating Forms: Authoritarian Power in the Latina/o American Novel Bryn Mawr College
Ruth Kaplan Fashioning the Reader: Forms of Engagement in British Poetry of the Long Sixteenth Century Quinnipiac University
Joseph Shapiro Beyond Early American Exceptionalism: Class and The Rise of the U.S. Novel, 1789-1846 University of Southern Illinois
Jessica Weare Competing Narratives: British Memoirs and Fictions of the First World War Philanthropy & Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft