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

Matt Anthony

Anthony, Matthew
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|mhanthony]]
Research Interests: Environmental Science, History of Science, Popular Music

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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

Felicia Bowins

Bowins, Felicia
M.A.
Email: [[e|flbowins]]
Research Interests: African American Studies, Literature, Childhood Studies

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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

Jessica Cowing

Cowing, Jessica
Ph.D.
Email: [[jlcowing]]
Research Interests: critical disability studies, settler colonialism and Native/Indigenous studies, American literature

Mariaelena DiBenigno

DiBenigno, Mariaelena
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|mdibenigno]]
Research Interests: American Literature, Public History, Museum Studies, Tourism and Spectrality 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

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Garcia, Lindsay
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|ldgarcia]]
Website: {{http://www.lindsaygarcia.com; www.feministpestcontrol.com}}
Research Interests: Visual Art Practice; Animal Studies; Critical Race Theory; Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies; Digital Humanities; Posthumanist Theory; New Materialisms; Queer Theory; Environemntal Justice

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

Cathy Hellier

Hellier, Cathleene
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|cbhellier]]
Research Interests: colonial American history and culture; gender studies and masculinity; language; African American slavery, particularly as a gendered construct; slave narratives and oral histories; and the performance of etiquette and social ritual.

Brian Jones

Jones, Brian
M.A./Ph.D.
Email: [[e|bejones]]
Research Interests: Jazz studies, US cultural history, African American culture, Ethnomusicology/Sound Studies

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

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Kott, Julia
M.A.
Email: [[e|jskott]]
Research Interests : Digital Communication, Feminism and eLearning, Digital Exclusion, Literary Theory, Critical pedagogy

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

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

Jennifer Ross

Ross, Jennifer
Ph.D.
Email: [[e|jnross]]
Research Interests: Contemporary American literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, Modern American History, Biopolitics, Histories and Theories of Race, Disaster Studies, Urban Studies, Digital Humanities

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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.

Kelsey Smoot

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: Evolution of Music Technology, Nineteeth-century & Early Twentieth-century Cultural History; Identity Formation, Popular Music, Nationalism, Intersectionality, Social Justice Pedagogy, Digital Humanities

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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