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 Name InterestsEmailDissertation
 Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi theories of world literature and comparative studies, Persian poetics, Diaspora and translation 
 Mary Grace Albanese antebellum U.S literature; the Haitian Revolution; the legal history of slavery; translation"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 
 Sarah Arkebauer modern and contemporary American poetry, French poetry, 
 Elfriede Barall 
 Brian Bartell American studies; postcolonial theory; literatures of the African diaspora (Anglophone and Francophone); cinema 
 Katie Bartholomew Turn of 20th-century urban American writing and photography; modernism; realism and magical 
 Emma O'Loughlin Bérat medieval literature, women's literary culture, Anglo-Norman, Middle"Women and the Matter of History: Representing Female Legacies in Medieval Literature"
 Liam Berkowitz 
 Katherine Bergevin British and transatlantic 18th-century; cultural history of emotion/affect; gender and sexuality studies; literature and 
 Brittany Biesiada 20th-century American literature, the Gothic, and modern 
 Campbell Birch 20th- and 21st-century American literature; cultural and literary theory; war, narrative, and trauma; J.M. Coetzee​ 
 Gabriel Bloomfield Renaissance poetry, especially the "metaphysical" tradition; religion and atheism; sermons; rhetoric and 
 Maria Bo multilingualism, translation theory, 19th- and 20th-century transpacific literature - English, Chinese, Japanese, and 
 Cat Bohannon 
 Rebecca Bort  

Victorian literature; 19th/20th century American literature; military and war 
 Nicholas Burkett Modern and postmodern American literature; transgressive fiction and punk literary 
 Joseph Cermatori theater and modernism; critical and aesthetic theory; conceptual history; historiography; performance studies; media studies; rhetoric; early modern

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

 Julia Cheng 

20th Century American Lit, Food Culture, Media Studies, East Asian Studies 
 Therese Cox 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and post-modernism; visual culture; architecture; cities and space; performance studies; 
 Amanda Culp Sanskrit theater; Indian performance; modern drama and the avant-garde; 20th-century intercultural 
 Candace Cunard 18th-century British literature, the novel, participatory literary culture, critical 
 Andrea Crow 17th-century literature, utopian writing, and mental health 
 Sneha Desai poetics, Anglophone and Francophone postcolonial literatures, modern Indic languages and 
 Emma de Beus Shakespeare, Feminist Criticism, History Plays, Performance Studies, Early Modern Drama, and Interdisciplinary 
 Danielle Drees contemporary performance, political economy, feminist theory, theatrical 
 Rachel Dunn Early modern English literature; poetics; romance; literary"The Constant Paradox: Constancy and Literary Form in the English Civil Wars"
 Sierra Eckert 18th- and 19th-century British literature; novel theory; history of reading; cultural history of information and technology; material text studies; information studies; computational 
 May El Maraashly 

political theater; representations of Middle Eastern politics in contemporary American theater 
 Jess Engebretson 20th c. British, Irish & African literature, violent conflict, modernism and empire, human rights, 
 Alex Fabrizio British and transatlantic modernism; violence, trauma, and war; disability studies; poetry and 
 Matt Fernandez 19th-century American literature and history, digital humanities, media 
 Jason Fitzgerald American theatre, post-45 American culture, histories and theories of the Left, theatre and philosophy, Marxism, theories of modernism and post/late modernism, literary theory, the avant-garde, queer theory/"Radical Theater and Countercultural Humanism in the U.S. 1960s"
 Kathryn Fore early modern English literature (especially 16th-century poetry and poetics), the English Reformation and religious history, political philosophy, Sidney, 
 Ariel Franklin-Hudson early modern literature and history, manuscript studies, education and renaissance humanism, literary communities and networks, participatory 
 Katie Gemmill 18th-century literature; life writing and history of the novel; style, narratology & realism; manuscript studies & textual"Novel Conversations, 1740-1817"
 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"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"Artificial Light and the Novel, 1770-1930"
 Will Glovinsky modernism and imperialism, Victorian literature, cultural history of empire, travel writing, theory of the 
 Walter Gordon 20th- and 21st-century historical novels, theories of historiography, documentary fiction, media 
 Emily Hainze 19th- and 20th-century American and African-American literature; law and culture; gender and sexuality studies; crime; 
 Jessica Hallock  

contemporary literature; critical theory and cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; biopower; experimental aesthetics; visual culture 
 Arden Hegele Romanticism, long 18th century, long 19th century, poetry and poetics, science, medicine, ecocriticism, digital humanities, colonial literatures, literature in"Reading Autopsy: The Medical Practice of Romantic Literature"
 Jayne Hildebrand 19th-century British literature and 
 Paula Elizabeth Hopkins late 18th- to early 20th-century American and African-American literature; visual culture; critical theory; 
 Christina Iglesias Early 20th-century British literature & culture; Modernism; literature and religionci2178@columbia.eduModernist Unselfing
 Shannon Jilek 20th-century British and Irish literature; 
 Ryder Kessler Victorian literature; British and American realism & naturalism; chance, choice, and responsibility in the novel; Edith 
 Eric Kim 19th- and 20th-century American literature; cultural studies; race and ethnicity; ecocriticism; 
 Warren Kluber  

West African Anglophone and Francophone literature and drama. 
 John Kuhn 17th-century English & transatlantic literature, esp. drama from Marlowe to Congreve; genre theory; history of ethnography; local and social history; 
 Kaveh Landsverk postcolonial literature and 
 Martin Larson-Xu 20th and 21st century poetry and poetics; black radical poetry; Harlem Renaissance; Asian-American poetry; the 
 Alexander Keith Paulsson Lash early modern literature and culture; drama; new formalisms; history of 
 Timothy Lundy early modern English literature; translation studies; literary and critical theory; humanism and classical 
 Ruen-chuan Ma late medieval English and French literature (in particular Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Christine de Pizan), paleography and"The Aesthetics of Codicology in Late Medieval Vernacular Literature"
 Emily Madison early modern drama, performance theory, gender and performance, acting 
 Matt Margini 19th-century British and American literature; animal studies; poetry and poetics; 
 Ross Martin  

19th-century American literature; American pragmatism; economics and literature; interdisciplinary issues 
 Nicholas Mayer Nineteenth-Century American Literature; African-American Literature; Sound 
 Elizabeth McIntosh Early modern and medieval literature and art history; romance; court poetry; literary 
 Kate McIntyre  poetry and poetics; 19th-century American literature and philosophy; philosophy of language, 
 Christopher McKeen early modern literature; history writing; poetics; the pastoral; early modern reading practices; Roman"The Literary Histories of Early Modern England"
 Bernadette Myers Early Modern literature especially drama, rhetoric, Italian/continental 
 Sarah Meyers

"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 
 Taarini Mookherjee Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Postcolonial Theory, Indian 
 Alastair Morrison 20th-century British literature; modernist poetics; religion in literary and cultural studies; the relationship between cultural and welfare 
 Noémie Ndiaye-Reltgen conventions, stylization and the development of realism in early modern and 17th-century theatre (English and continental) 
 Michael Paulson 18th- and early 19th-century British literature; intellectual history; history of criticism, literary theory, and aesthetics; visual 
 Rebecca Pawel 

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

19th c. American early film and its evolution; American Romanticism and Gothic Literature 
 Li Qi Peh 18th Century British Literature; Travel Literature; Science and 
 Eugene Petracca medieval and Renaissance literature, authorship and translation, classicism and orientalism, allegory and rhetoric, aesthetics and politics, theology, music, 
 Phillip Polefrone 20th-century American fiction, social ecology, digital humanities, environmental humanities, and speculative 
 Adrian Rapazzini 

20th century British and American literature; the novel; modernism; gender and sexuality; literature and the senses 
 Jonathan Reeve Computational literary analysis; linguistic approaches to literature; 19th and 20th Century British literature; 
 Tiana Reid literatures of the African diaspora; feminism; black studies; 
 Erica Nicole Richardson 19th- and 20th-century African-American literature; embodiment; gender and 
 Aled Roberts medieval literature; medieval science and mathematics; poetics; late medieval scholastic 
 Zachary Roberts 19th- and 20th-century American literature, modernism, and 
 Alex Rocca 20th-century American novel; experimental fiction; 19th- and 20th-century American intellectual history; aesthetics and economics; Russian 
 Elliot Ross sub-Saharan literature, empire, decolonization, postcolonial theory, human rights and humanitarianism, 
 Olivia Rutigliano Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare Performance History, Adaptation, Book History, Film Studies, Costume 
 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 
 Gianmarco E. Saretto 

Medieval literature; Comparative literature 
 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 
 Carina del Valle Schorske theory and practice of psychoanalysis; the history of race; anthropology and literature; the politics of representation; visual culture; intersubjectivity; 
 Lucy Sheehan 19th-century literature and culture, especially the Victorian novel; 18th- and 19th-century social and political thought; gender studies and theories of"Borrowed Bodies: Economic and Aesthetic Appropriations of Slavery in the Victorian Novel"
 Meredith Shepard Postcolonial African literature in Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, French, and English; archival theory; genocide studies; human 
 Emily Shortslef 16th- and 17th-century poetry and"Histories of Complaint: Tragic Lament and Elizabethan Historical Literature"
 Jessica Simon Victorian theater; the Victorian novel; melodrama; realism; affect; 
 Jeremy Stevens modernism; poetry; poetics; ethics; religion and 
 Maria Paola Svampa Romantic studies, with a specific focus in poetry and poetics; comparative literature (European Romanticism and the visual arts) 
 Kimberly Takahata Early/colonial American literature; poetry and 
 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, 
 Richard Trist Nietzsche and 20th-century theatre; modernist theatre; Futurist theatre and 
 Valeria Tsygankova 19th- and early-20th-century American and African-American literature, literature and philosophy, science and medicine, affect theory, 
 Ben VanWagoner early modern drama, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, modernist afterlives of the renaissance, economic 
 Buck Wanner  

dance history 
 Michael West Renaissance literature, especially drama; hermeneutics; humanism; secularism and"Enigmatic Theater in Early Modern England"
 Victoria Wiet 19th-century British literature, performance studies, gender and sexuality 
 Seth Stewart Williams early modern English literature and culture; dance, textual studies, and performance"Virtual Motion: Dance and Mobility in Early Modern Literature"