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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 antebellum U.S literature; the Haitian Revolution; the legal history of slavery; translation theory.ma2650@columbia.edu"Translated Subjects: Reading Haiti in Franco-U.S Literary Relations, 1829-1865"
 Valerio Amoretti history and theory of psychoanalysis, especially object relations theory; autobiography; J.M. Coetzee; the modernist novelva2280@columbia.edu 
 Sarah Arkebauer modern and contemporary American poetry, French poetry, poeticssa2719@columbia.edu 
 Elfriede Barall  emb2196@columbia.edu 
 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 
 Therese Cox 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and post-modernism; visual culture; architecture; cities and space; performance studies; wartac2167@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 
 Andrea Crow 17th-century literature, utopian writing, and mental health discourseamc2341@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.edu"Sovereign Visions: The Novel in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1854-1915"
 Danielle Drees Beckett, early and late capitalism, early modern material culture, feminist theory, Renaissance drama, theatrical production, witnessing and spectatorshipdnd2118@columbia.edu 
 Rachel Dunn Early modern English literature; poetics; romance; literary formred2129@columbia.edu"The Constant Paradox: Constancy and Literary Form in the English Civil Wars"
 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 American theatre, modern and 19th century European theatre, post-45 culture and thought, theatre and philosophy, post-structuralism, Marxism, the avant-garde, theories of modernism and post/late modernism, neoliberalism, queer theory/performance, musical theatrejtf2113@columbia.edu"The Sixties’ Theatre of Authenticity: Radical Humanism, Radical Performance"
 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 contemporary postcolonial literature from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean; comparative literature; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; queer theory; trauma, state terrorism, human rights, and the ethics of representationnmg2138@columbia.edu"Effaced Forms: Violence, Representation, and Political Disappearance in Postcolonial Literature"
 Lindsay Gail Gibson history of the novel; 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture; style and narratology; technology and obsolescencelgg2108@columbia.edu"Artificial 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 
 Paula Elizabeth Hopkins late 18th- to early 20th-century American and African-American literature; visual culture; critical theory; archivalismpeh2009@columbia.edu 
 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 
 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.edu"Revolutionary 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.edu"Extravagant 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 
 Martin Larson-Xu 20th and 21st century poetry and poetics; black radical poetry; Harlem Renaissance; Asian-American poetry; the avant-gardeml3661@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 
 Jared Lister  jml2198@columbia.edu 
 Timothy Lundy early modern English literature; translation studies; literary and critical theory; humanism and classical receptiontsl2119@columbia.edu 
 Ruen-chuan Ma late medieval English and French literature (in particular Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Christine de Pizan), paleography and codicologyrm2823@columbia.edu"The 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 
 Elizabeth McIntosh Early modern and medieval literature and art history; romance; court poetry; literary form.ekm2137@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 
 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.edu"Prisoners 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 
 Li Qi Peh 18th Century British Literature; Travel Literature; Science and Literaturelp2610@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 
 Tiana Reid literatures of the African diaspora; black feminist theory; art and visual culture; the 1980s.tar2130@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.edu"Wives' 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.edu"Novels of Detection"
 Gianmarco E. Saretto 

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

gs2745@columbia.edu 
 Rosa Schneider European and North American Modern Drama, history plays and theories of performative history, documentary drama, theatricality, performance of race and identity on stage, diaspora on stage, literary adaptation.res2179@columbia.edu 
 Carina del Valle Schorske theory and practice of psychoanalysis; the history of race; anthropology and literature; the politics of representation; visual culture; intersubjectivity; feminismscds2171@columbia.edu 
 Michelle Shafer environmental performance, avant-garde and experimental theater, early modern and modern drama, feminist criticism, performance theory, dramaturgy and directingmcs162@columbia.edu"Shifting 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.edu"Borrowed 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.edu"Histories 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 
 Ashley Streeter early modern English poetry, prose and drama; book historyamb2263@columbia.edu"Fools 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.edu"Common Measures and the Poetics of Enlightenment"
 Kimberly Takahata Early/colonial American literature; poetry and poeticskat2163@columbia.edu 
 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.edu"Critical Care: Narrative, Health and Social Justice in Contemporary Medical Life Writing of the Americas"
 Ameya Tripathi sport aesthetics, postapartheid Johannesburg, total warfare and aerial bombardment in the 1930s, La Guerra Civil, George Orwell, technology, world literature, early modern cartography, magic, the lyric, creative writing, comparative tragedy, philosophy.ast2157@columbia.edu 
 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.edu"That 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 Stewart Williams early modern English literature and culture; dance, textual studies, and performance theoryssw2131@columbia.edu"Virtual Motion: Dance and Mobility in Early Modern Literature"
 Aaron Winslow  aww2114@columbia.edu 
 Beth Zweig  bcz2101@columbia.edu