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 Name InterestsEmailDissertation
 Deborah Aschkenes 19th-century British literature, realism and narrative theory, history of science, poetics, theories of perception, natural historydta2102@columbia.edu 
 Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi postcolonial literature and theory, Middle Eastern studies, diaspora memoir writing, modern dramaaa3293@columbia.edu 
 Mary Grace Albanese 19th-century American literature; the French afterlives of Edgar Allan Poe; translation theory.ma2650@columbia.edu 
 Valerio Amoretti history and theory of psychoanalysis, especially object relations theory; autobiography; J.M. Coetzee; the modernist novelva2280@columbia.edu 
 Minou Arjomand  mca2011@columbia.edu 
 Sarah Arkebauer modern and contemporary American poetry, French poetry, poeticssa2719@columbia.edu 
 Elfriede Barall  emb2196@columbia.edu 
 Gania Barlow high to late medieval literature, self-conscious narrative and narrative authority in vernacular retellinggb2245@columbia.eduRevisionary Retelling: The Metapoetics of Authorship in Medieval England
 Brian Bartell American studies; postcolonial theory; literatures of the African diaspora (Anglophone and Francophone); cinema studiesbpb2118@columbia.edu 
 Katie Bartholomew Turn of 20th-century urban American writing and photography; modernism; realism and magical realismkb2728@columbia.edu 
 Frederick Bengtsson  fkb2102@columbia.edu 
 Emma Bérat medieval literature (12th & 13th centuries); women's literary culture; multilingualism; cultural transition; historiography; romance; vernacular literatureebo2105@columbia.edu 
 Liam Berkowitz  lsb2144@columbia.edu 
 Brittany Biesiada 20th-century American literature, the Gothic, and modern dramabab2178@columbia.edu 
 Campbell Birch critical theory; cultural studies; writing studies; J.M. Coetzeecjb2190@columbia.edu 
 Gabriel Bloomfield Renaissance poetry, especially the "metaphysical" tradition; religion and atheism; sermons; rhetoric and poeticsgzb2101@columbia.edu 
 Maria Bo multilingualism, translation theory, 19th- and 20th-century transpacific literature - English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanishlmb2204@columbia.edu 
 Cat Bohannon  crb2127@columbia.edu 
 Elizabeth Bonnette  eab2119@columbia.edu 
 Rebecca Bort  

Victorian literature; 19th/20th century American literature; military and war

rlb2183@columbia.edu 
 Nicholas Burkett Modern and postmodern American literature; transgressive fiction and punk literary aestheticsnkb2118@columbia.edu 
 Joseph Cermatori theater and modernism; critical and aesthetic theory; conceptual history; historiography; performance studies; media studies; rhetoric; early modern culturejpc2143@columbia.edu

Baroque Modernism: Theatrical Stagings of a Concept between Theory and Performance

 Julia Cheng 

20th Century American Lit, Food Culture, Media Studies, East Asian Studies

xc2103@columbia.edu 
 Anna Clark Romantic and Victorian British literature; theories of character; the novel; political philosophy; narrative theoryaec2137@columbia.eduCenters of Consciousness: Protagonism and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
 Saskia Cornes early modern literaturescc2113@columbia.edu 
 Therese Cox 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and post-modernism; visual culture; architecture; cities and space; performance studies; wartac2167@columbia.edu 
 Andrea Crow sexuality studies, material culture, 17th-century English poetryamc2341@columbia.edu 
 Amanda Culp Sanskrit theater; Indian performance; modern drama and the avant-garde; 20th-century intercultural dramaturgyalc2227@columbia.edu 
 Candace Cunard 18th-century British literature, the novel, participatory literary culture, critical affectcgc2118@columbia.edu 
 Nijah Cunningham literatures of the African diaspora; gender and performance; aesthetics; political theory; the black avant-gardennc2109@columbia.edu 
 Michael Darnell  mrd2122@columbia.edu 
 Sneha Desai poetics, Anglophone and Francophone postcolonial literatures, modern Indic languages and literaturessad2159@columbia.edu 
 Alicia De Santis  amd2114@columbia.edu 
 Tim Donahue 19th c. U.S. literature; history and culture of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands; 19th c. Latin American literature; early American literature; the novel; political theorytmd2120@columbia.eduSovereign Visions: The Novel in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1854-1915
 Rachel Dunn 16th- and 17th-century literaturered2129@columbia.edu 
 May El Maraashly 

political theater; representations of Middle Eastern politics in contemporary American theater

 

mhe2111@columbia.edu 
 Alex Fabrizio British and transatlantic modernism; violence, trauma, and war; disability studies; poetry and poeticsamfabriz@gmail.com 
 Amir Fainaru theatre and philosophy; theories of theatricality and performativity; 19th- and 20th-century drama and aestheticsaf2617@columbia.edu 
 Jason Fitzgerald modernism, post/late modernism, the avant-garde, democracy and the public sphere, neoliberalism, spectatorship, Marxism, aesthetics, French philosophy, musical theatre, queer theory/performancejtf2113@columbia.edu 
 Kathryn Fore early modern English literature (especially 16th-century poetry and poetics), the English Reformation and religious history, political philosophy, Sidney, Spenserkcf2112@columbia.edu 
 Ariel Franklin-Hudson early modern literature and history, manuscript studies, education and renaissance humanism, literary communities and networks, participatory cultureasf2140@columbia.edu 
 Katie Gemmill 18th-century literature; Anglo-French literary exchange; life writing, manuscripts and textual editing; Frances Burney; Jane Austenkg2402@columbia.edu 
 Nicole Gervasio 20th- & 21st-century global Anglophone & postcolonial literature; queer/feminist theory; transnationalism; trauma studies; disability studies; citizenship and human rightsnmg2138@columbia.edu 
 Lindsay Gail Gibson history of the novel; 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture; style and narratology; technology and obsolescencelgg2108@columbia.eduArtificial Light and the Novel, 1770-1930
 Marina Graham  mkg2113@columbia.edu 
 Emily Hainze 19th- and 20th-century American and African-American literature; law and culture; gender and sexuality studies; crime; incarcerationehh2122@columbia.edu 
 Jessica Hallock  

contemporary literature; critical theory and cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; biopower; experimental aesthetics; visual culture

jh3420@columbia.edu 
 Arden Hegele Romantic and Victorian literature; poetry and poetics; science and medicine; women and gender; British-French relations; the colonial worldaah2155@columbia.edu 
 Jayne Hildebrand 19th-century British literature and culturerjh2138@columbia.edu 
 Annie Holt modernism; English Renaissance drama; stage design; opera; gender studiesarh2123@columbia.eduThe Rise of the Costume Designer, 1870-1920
 Paula Elizabeth Hopkins late 18th- to early 20th-century American and African-American literature; visual culture; critical theory; archivalismpeh2009@columbia.edu 
 Jang Wook Huh Afro-Asian intersections; African-American literature and culture; Asian-American literature; Asia/Pacific cultural studies; postcolonial and race theories; American realism; translationjh2735@columbia.eduPoetic Inventions of the Black Pacific: Black Radicalism and Overlapping Dispossession in Afro-Korean Literary
 Irvin Hunt 20th-century American literature; 19th- and 20th-century African-American literature; American modernism; theories of humor; theories of nationalism; literary theoryijh2103@columbia.edu

Investing in Stereotypes: Comic Second-Sight in Twentieth-Century
African American Literature
 

 Christina Iglesias modernism; fin de siècle; Victorian literature; Spanish and Latin-American modernism; religion and literatureci2178@columbia.edu 
 Shannon Jilek 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernismsmj2147@columbia.edu 
 Royden Kadyschuk  rjk2116@columbia.edu 
 Ryder Kessler Victorian literature; British and American realism & naturalism; chance, choice, and responsibility in the novel; Edith Whartonrbk2121@columbia.edu 
 Eric Kim 19th- and 20th-century American literature; cultural studies; race and ethnicity; ecocriticism; narratologyejk2157@columbia.edu 
 Mary Catherine Kinniburgh interests: medievalism, Anglo-Saxon poetry, animal studies, digital humanities, and ecocriticismmck2158@columbia.edu 
 Warren Kluber  

West African Anglophone and Francophone literature and drama.

wrk2105@columbia.edu 
 Maxine Krenzel 

20th-century American and British literature

mjk2208@columbia.edu 
 Vesna Kuiken 19th-century American literature, literary theory, theories of democracy and community, utopian literaturevb2221@columbia.eduRevolutionary Ecstasy: Reformulations of Community in Emerson, Fuller, Jewett, and Henry James
 Lucas Kwong secularization, theories of enchantment, empire and race, theology and the novel, Victorian Gothic fictionlek2125@columbia.eduExtravagant Practices: Religious Ritual and Mystical Experience in Late Victorian Fantasy
 John Kuhn 17th-century English & transatlantic literature, esp. drama from Marlowe to Congreve; genre theory; history of ethnography; local and social history; Jonsonjmk2187@columbia.edu 
 Kaveh Landsverk postcolonial literature and theorykll2130@columbia.edu 
 Alexander Keith Paulsson Lash early modern literature and culture; drama; new formalisms; history of scienceakl2150@columbia.edu 
 Janet Lee 18th-century English literaturejl2262@columbia.edu 
 Andrew Lin 

modernism and post-modernism; modernity; Asian-American literature; gender and sexuality; queer theory; Marxism

al3287@columbia.edu 
 Katja Lindskog  kel2110@columbia.edu 
 Jared Lister  jml2198@columbia.edu 
 Ruen-chuan Ma late medieval English and French literature (in particular Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Christine de Pizan), paleography and codicologyrm2823@columbia.eduThe Aesthetics of Codicology in Late Medieval Vernacular Literature
 Emily Madison early modern drama, performance theory, gender and performance, acting theoryelm2147@columbia.edu 
 Matt Margini 19th-century British and American literature; animal studies; poetry and poetics; filmmjm2277@columbia.edu 
 Ross Martin  

19th-century American literature; American pragmatism; economics and literature; interdisciplinary issues

rm3170@columbia.edu 
 Nicholas Mayer  nbm2119@columbia.edu 
 Jarvis McInnis  jcm2186@columbia.edu 
 Kate McIntyre  poetry and poetics; 19th-century American literature and philosophy; philosophy of language, ethicskrm2152@columbia.edu 
 Christopher McKeen early modern literature; history writing; poetics; the pastoral; early modern reading practices; Roman historycrm2168@columbia.edu 
 Nicole Meline 19th-century literature & intellectual history; poetry & poeticsnjm2126@columbia.edu 
 Sarah Meyers  sim2110@columbia.edu

Stages of Death: The Theatrical Uncanny in Contemporary Performance

 Sam Mitchell late 19th- and early 20th-century British literature and culture; Bloomsbury; temporality and the objectsam2293@columbia.edu 
 Taarini Mookherjee Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Postcolonial Theory, Indian Film.tm2682@columbia.edu 
 Alastair Morrison 20th-century British literature; modernist poetics; religion in literary and cultural studies; the relationship between cultural and welfare politicsadm2140@columbia.edu 
 Olivia Loksing Moy Victorian poetry; British Romanticism; the long 19th century; poetry and poeticsolm2107@columbia.edu 
 Sherally Munshi 20th-century American law and culture; South Asian immigration; postcolonial and ethnic studies; critical race studiesskm2117@columbia.edu 
 Noémie Ndiaye-Reltgen conventions, stylization and the development of realism in early modern and 17th-century theatre (English and continental)nn2274@columbia.edu 
 Jamie Parra 19th-century American literature; theories of the novel and of narrativejlp2159@columbia.eduPrisoners of Style: The Lives of Literary Characters and the Ethics of Novel Reading
 Michael Paulson 18th- and early 19th-century British literature; intellectual history; history of criticism, literary theory, and aesthetics; visual culturemsp94@columbia.edu 
 Rebecca Pawel 

medieval comparative literature, comparative philology, Spanish influence in English letters

rcp6@columbia.edu 
 Tatiana Pawelec  

19th c. American early film and its evolution; American Romanticism and Gothic Literature

tap2135@columbia.edu 
 Eugene Petracca medieval and Renaissance literature, authorship and translation, classicism and orientalism, allegory and rhetoric, aesthetics and politics, theology, music, filmeap2156@columbia.edu 
 Phillip Polefrone 19th- and 20th-century American literature; science and technology; theories of governance; American modernism; utopian literature; genrepp2454@columbia.edu 
 Will Pruitt   

realism, naturalism, modernism, post-modernism, post-civil rights era American literature, Marxist theory, new historicism, post-colonial theory

wp2166@columbia.edu 
 Adrian Rapazzini 

20th century British and American literature; the novel; modernism; gender and sexuality; literature and the senses

akr2143@columbia.edu 
 Erica Nicole Richardson 19th- and 20th-century African-American literature; embodiment; gender and sexualityenr2108@columbia.edu 
 Aled Roberts medieval literature; medieval science and mathematics; poetics; late medieval scholastic thoughtawr2115@columbia.edu 
 Zachary Roberts 19th- and 20th-century American literature, modernism, and ecocriticismzjr2105@columbia.edu 
 Alex Rocca 20th-century American novel; experimental fiction; 19th- and 20th-century American intellectual history; aesthetics and economics; Russian literatureagr2130@columbia.edu 
 Mariel Rodney  mr2853@columbia.edu 
 Abby Rosebrock medieval literature; poetics, teaching writing, creative writing pedagogymar2113@columbia.eduWives' Counsel in THE CANTERBURY TALES
 Elliot Ross sub-Saharan literature, empire, decolonization, postcolonial theory, human rights and humanitarianism, hungerehr2121@columbia.edu 
 Graham Sack digital humanities, particularly the application of quantitative and computational methods (e.g., computer simulation and social network theory) to the study of literature, literary culture, and narrativegas2117@columbia.edu 
 Rashmi Sahni Restoration and 18th-century British literature; history and theory of the novel; women's writing; narrative theoryrs2860@columbia.eduNovels of Detection
 Gianmarco E. Saretto 

Comparative literature studies (European and American), Digital Humanities, stylometry and tropology

gs2745@columbia.edu 
 Hiie Saumaa American and British modernism; transatlantic modernism; literature and health; narrative theory; theories of mind-body interaction, movement, and holistic healing; spirituality; contemplative studieshs2388@columbia.eduTuning the Mind-Body-Spirit in Anglo-American Literature, 1890-1940
 Rosa Schneider post-colonial Anglophone literature and drama, theatre and nation formation; diaspora literature and theatre; Shakespeare; dramaturgy; literary adaptation; culture and societyres2179@columbia.edu 
 Michelle Shafer environmental performance, avant-garde and experimental theater, early modern and modern drama, feminist criticism, performance theory, dramaturgy and directingmcs162@columbia.eduShifting Terrain: Landscape, Ecology and Environmental Theater
 Lucy Sheehan 19th-century literature and culture, especially the Victorian novel; 18th- and 19th-century social and political thought; gender studies and theories of embodimentlls2143@columbia.eduBorrowed Bodies: Economic and Aesthetic Appropriations of Slavery in the Victorian Novel
 Meredith Shepard literature and human rights, postcolonial and colonial literatures, English and Swahili literatures of Eastern and Southern Africamas2397@columbia.edu 
 Emily Shortslef 16th- and 17th-century poetry and dramaees2155@columbia.eduHistories of Complaint: Tragic Lament and Elizabethan Historical Literature
 Charlotte Silverman 

postcolonial literature, international law, Marxist theory

cas2282@columbia.edu 
 Jessica Simon Victorian theater; the Victorian novel; melodrama; realism; affect; sensationjss2194@columbia.edu 
 Christine Smallwood 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature; theory of the novel; character; the history of American cultural criticismcms2197@columbia.edu 
 Adam Spry Native American literature, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, settler colonialism, law and literature, literature and the stateams2241@columbia.eduOur Backbone for the Bow: Transnational Approaches to Anishinaabe Literature
 Ashley Streeter early modern English poetry, prose and drama; book historyamb2263@columbia.eduFools in Retail: English Print Personae and Their Books in the Long 1590s
 Maria Paola Svampa Romantic studies, with a specific focus in poetry and poetics; comparative literature (European Romanticism and the visual arts)mps2161@columbia.edu 
 Joshua Swidzinski British literature 1660-1830; poetry and poetics; the history of the sciences of language, particularly during the Enlightenmentjs3683@columbia.eduCommon Measures and the Poetics of Enlightenment
 Jillian Tan postcolonial literature and criticism; Asian-American literature; transatlantic studiesjot2103@columbia.edu 
 Jessica Teague 20th-century American literature, modernism, jazz, African-American literature, media and performance studies, American intellectual historyjet2131@columbia.edu 
 Andres Torres  

modernist and post-modernist aesthetics; comedic arts; mysticism and the phenomenology of writing and reading

aft2109@columbia.edu 
 Kate Trebuss medicine and literature, narrative medicine, autobiographical studies, women's and gender studies, visual culture, human rights, the third world and global healthkat2133@columbia.eduCritical Care: Narrative, Health and Social Justice in Contemporary Medical Life Writing of the Americas
 Richard Trist Nietzsche and 20th-century theatre; modernist theatre; Futurist theatre and politicsnt2110@columbia.edu 
 Valeria Tsygankova modern and contemporary American poetry, Russian poetry, poetics, history of the bookvt2229@columbia.edu 
 Maxwell Uphaus late 19th- to mid-20th-century British and Irish literature; British history and historiography; place, space, geography, and literaturembu2102@columbia.eduThat Restless Water: The Sea, Britishness, Empire, and Modernism, 1880-1950
 Lindsay Van Tine American literature to 1865; hemispheric American studies; history of the novelmlv2124@columbia.edu 
 Ben VanWagoner early modern drama, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, modernist afterlives of the renaissance, economic theorybdv2115@columbia.edu 
 Audrey Walton medieval literature, especially Anglo-Saxon; poetics; genre; reading practicearw2154@columbia.edu 
 Buck Wanner  

dance history

brw2103@columbia.edu 
 Michael West Renaissance literature; hermeneutics; history of reading; history of the bookmw2810@columbia.edu 
 Victoria Wiet 19th-century British literature, performance studies, gender and sexuality studiesvcw2106@columbia.edu 
 Seth Williams early modern English literature and culture; dance, textual studies, and performance theoryssw2131@columbia.edu 
 Aaron Winslow  aww2114@columbia.edu 
 Beth Zweig  bcz2101@columbia.edu