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Graduate Student Directory

Anderson, Erna
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|ehandersson]]
Research Interests: Fictional Orphans; Popular Culture; Comic Books and Graphic Novels; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Critical Race Theory; Intersectionality; Hot Air Balloons; Narratology; Narrative; Surveillance; American Myth; Identity Formation; Early Twentieth-Century Literature; Roads

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Beltran-Rubio, Laura
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|llbeltranrubio]]
Research Interests: Arts of the Americas; History of Design and the Transmission of Ideas; Fashion, Jewelry, and Decorative Arts; Drawings and Prints; Digital Art History

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Brown, Nicole
M.A.
Email: [[e|ncbrown]]
Research Interests: Intersectional relationship between 18th century religion, education, and the institution of slavery; literacy of enslaved peoples; African American education in colonial Virginia; enslaved narratives and oral histories; race, gender, and power dynamics in the 18th century British Empire; charitable institutions in the British Empire

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Cloe, Maxwell
M.A.
Email: [[e|mmcloe]]
Research Interests: LGBTQ+ History, Queer Theory, Queer Archives, Appalachian History, Southern History, Oral History, Digital Humanities, New Media Studies, Folk Art History, American Literature

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Conway, Kelly
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|kaconway]]
Research Interests: Historical American Glass, Material Culture, Museum Studies and Historiography, Food Studies, Labor Studies

Ellinwood-Jerome, Alix Meav
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|aejerome]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/aejerome}}
Blog: {{http://professopatra.wordpress.com}}
Research Interests: Islam in the United States and Europe; Islam and Gender; Queer Islam

Shana Haines

Haines, Shana
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|slhaines]]
Research Interests: American Legal History, Southern Literature and Culture, Women’s Literature, African American Studies, Citizenship and Visual Culture, Plantation Material Culture and Every Day Life, The Long Civil Rights Movement, 19th and 20th Century American Literature, African American Literature, Cultural Studies, History and Theory of Race

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Jolles, Jay
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|jajolles]]
Research Interests: Trauma theory, memory studies, critical theory, catastrophe, digital humanities, contemporary literatures in English, and sound studies

Kahler, Abby
M.A.
Email: [[e|arkahler]]
Research Interests: Medievalism, Gilded Age, Popular Culture and Historiography, Race in America

Leah Kuragano

Kuragano, Leah
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|lmkuragano]]
Research Interests: U.S. American history (nineteenth and twentieth centuries), cultural theory and analysis, the politics of imperial governance and colonial epistemologies, Indigenous studies and critical Indigenous theory, critical race and ethnic studies, genealogies of U.S.-Hawaiʻi relations, the politics of inclusion

Joseph Lawless

Lawless, Joseph
M.A./Ph.D
Email: [[e|jlawless]]
Website: https://ssrn.com/author=2766596
Research: Affect Studies; Criminal Law and Critique; Critical Legal Studies; Critical Race Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Jurisprudence; Media and Digital Studies; New Materialisms; Postmodernism and Poststructuralism; Psychoanalytic Theory; Queer Archival Methodologies; Temporality Studies; Visual Cultural Studies

Main, Hunter
MA
Email: [[e|hmain]]
Research Interests: 20th-Century American Literature, American Political Culture, Political Theory, Political Communication, Public Diplomacy

J. Barrington Matthews

Matthews, Barry
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|jbmatthews]]
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century Art History, Visual Culture of the American Landscape, National Parks, Tourism and Automobility, Critical Posthumanism and Environmental Humanities, Film Studies and Ecocinema, the Conservation and Commercialization of "Natural" Spaces

Hyunyoung Moon

Moon, Hyunyoung
Ph.D.
Research Interests: Construction of masculinity in the military, Feminism, Gender & War

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Napier, Alison
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|acnapier]]
Research Interests: Art and Architectural History; Material Culture; Colonial Portraiture of the Americas; Race Theory; Indigenous Populations; Postmodernism and Poststructuralism

Zarah Quinn

Quinn, Zarah
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|zvquinn]]
Research Interests: Twentieth and Twenty-first century American Literature, Genre Studies, Literary Theory, Critical Race Studies, Narrative

Rall, Elsa
M.A.
Email: [[e|erall]]
Research Interests: U.S. History, National Parks, Environmental Humanities, Conservation of the Environment and Wildlife, Gender Studies and Women studies, Gender and the Environment

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Ratliff, Vania
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|vratliff]]
Research Interests: Critical Race Studies, African American Studies, Religious Studies, Education, Jurisprudence, American Legal History

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Reeve, Tijuana
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|trreeve]]
Research Interests: Native American Literature, Culture, and History; Mixed Race Literature; Oral History; Narrative; Early American Literature; Postcolonial Theory; Critical Race Theory; Settler Colonialism; American Mythos; Minority Literatures and Rhetorics.

Resha, Adrienne
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|aresha]]
Website: {{http://www.adrienneresha.com}}
Research Interests: Research Interests: media studies, comics studies, Arab and Muslim American studies, Islamic studies, American myth and popular culture

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Shilo, Molly
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|mpshilo]]
Research Interests: Postcolonial studies; Critical Race Theory; Affect and Empathy; Education; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Revolution and Social Movements

C. Slaby

Slaby, Christopher J.
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|cjslaby]]
Research Interests: Native American History, Environmental Studies, Visual and Material Culture, Vernacular Architecture, the Built Environment, and Cultural Landscapes, Monuments, Memory, and Memorialization, Public History, Parks and Roads, Museum Studies, Popular Culture, the Northeast/New England.

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Smoot, Kelsey
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|klsmoot]]
Research Interests: Queer Studies, Race/Racism, Cultural Studies, Social Movements

Ravynn Stringfield

Stringfield, Ravynn
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|rkstringfield]]
Website: {{http://ravynnstringfield.wordpress.com}}
Research Interests: Popular Culture, Graphic Novels, 20th & 21st century African-American literature, African-American History

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Thompson, Meagan
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|mathompson03]]
Research Interests: Trauma Studies; Queer of Color Critique; Gender Studies; Modern and Contemporary American Literature; New Media Studies; Fat Studies; Minority Literatures and Rhetorics; Performance Studies; Writing Center Pedagogy

Khanh Vo

Vo, Khanh
Ph.D.
Research Interests: Nineteeth-century and Twentieth-century U.S. History, Material Culture, Social History of Science & Technology, Digital Humanities, Posthumanism, Public History, Food Studies

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Vouri-Richard, Derek
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|dvouririchard]]
Research Interests: Media and Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Visual Culture, History of American Media and Technology, American Capitalism, Late Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History

Ari Weinberg

Weinberg, Ari
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|amweinberg]]
Research Interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century United States cultural and social history; memory and trauma studies; immigration studies; Jewish American history and culture; Yiddish language and culture

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Whitmer, Micayla
M.A.
Email: [[e|mawhitmer]]
Research Interests: Black American Sign Language, Black Deaf Community and Culture, Black Deaf biographies, Deaf Community, Deaf education, Deaf rights and movement culture.

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Woodbury, Sara
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|scwoodbury]]
Research Interests: Federal Community Art Centers; travel infrastructures and their influence on arts access; 19th-20th-century American art; New Deal arts initiatives; digital humanities