Graduate Student Directory

Anderson, Erna
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
Email: [[e|mhanthony]]
Research Interests: Environmental Science, History of Science, Popular Music


Beltran-Rubio, Laura
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
Email: [[e|flbowins]]
Research Interests: African American Studies, Literature, Childhood Studies

Jessica Cowing

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

Mariaelena DiBenigno

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

Ellinwood-Jerome, Alix Meav
Email: [[e|aejerome]]
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Research Interests: Islam in the United States and Europe; Islam and Gender; Queer Islam

Lindsay Garcia

Garcia, Lindsay
Email: [[e|ldgarcia]]
Website: {{;}}
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
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

Travis Harris

Harris, Travis
Email: [[e|ttharis]]
Research Interests: Race and racism, Twentieth-Century Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Religion

Cathy Hellier

Hellier, Cathleene
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.

Jan Huebenthal

Huebenthal, Jan
Email: [[e|jhuebenthal]]
Research Interests: Queer Studies, HIV/AIDS activism, Gender studies, Cultural studies, Disability Studies, American History (20th century).

Brian Jones

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

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


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

Leah Kuragano

Kuragano, Leah
Email: [[e|lmkuragano]]
Research Interests: Cultural History of Hawai'i & the United States, Ethnic/Races Studies, Music History, Material Culture

Joseph Lawless

Lawless, Joseph
Email: [[e|jlawless]]
Research: Affect Studies; Criminal Law and Critique; Critical Cultural Theory; Critical Legal Studies; Critical Race Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Jurisprudence; New Materialisms; Postmodernism and Poststructuralism; Psychoanalytic Theory; Queer Archive Methodologies; Temporality; Visual Cultural Studies

J. Barrington Matthews

Matthews, Barry
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
Research Interests: Construction of masculinity in the military, Feminism, Gender & War


Napier, Alison
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
Email: [[e|zvquinn]]
Research Interests: Twentieth and Twenty-first century American Literature, Genre Studies, Literary Theory, Critical Race Studies, Narrative

Resha, Adrienne
Email: [[e|aresha]]
Website: {{}}
Research Interests: Research Interests: media studies, comics studies, Arab and Muslim American studies, Islamic studies, American myth and popular culture

Jennifer Ross

Ross, Jennifer
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


Shilo, Molly
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.
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
Email: [[e|klsmoot]]
Research Interests: Queer Studies, Race/Racism, Cultural Studies, Social Movements

Ravynn Stringfield

Stringfield, Ravynn
Email: [[e|rkstringfield]]
Website: {{}}
Research Interests: Popular Culture, Graphic Novels, 20th & 21st century African-American literature, African-American History


Taylor, Tyler N
Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies; 19th and 20th Century U.S. Cultural History; Settler Colonialism; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity; Transnational Studies

Khanh Vo

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


Vouri-Richard, Derek
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
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


Woodbury, Sara
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