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Department of English

University of Mississippi

PhD in English Students

Patrick AlexanderJacob Agner

M.A., Bucknell University
B.A., James Madison University

Research interests include 20th century American literature and film, Rural studies and new modernist studies, Southern film and literature, Noir studies

jkagner at

Patrick AlexanderMelissa Black

M.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.S., Computer Science, Limestone College

Research Interests: Eighteenth-Century British Literature: Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Property and Consent, Ecocriticism, and Animal Studies

mblack at

Cullen Brown

B.A., English, University of Cincinnati

Research interests include theories of reading, epistemology, and conceptions of humanness in the early Americas

cbrown7 at

Patrick AlexanderRachel Cason

M.A., English Literature, Georgia Southern University
B.A., English Literature, Georgia Southern University

Research interests include Nineteenth Century British Literature and the Novel

rcason at

Patrick AlexanderRyan Charlton

M.A., English, Auburn University, 2012
B.S., English, Troy University, 2010

Research interests include nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. literature and culture, the Arctic, environmental humanities, Reconstruction, African American literature

rmcharlt at

Seth Dawson

M.A., English, Mississippi State University
B.A., English, Stephen F. Austin State University

Research interests include 20th Century American Literature; Faulkner Studies; Southern Literature; Affect Theory; Film Studies

swdawson at

Patrick AlexanderKathleen Downes

M.A., University of New Orleans
B.A., Florida State University

Research interests include science and literature with a focus on diseasse in 19th Century and Modern American literature

kdownes at

Patrick AlexanderJosh-Wade Ferguson

M.A., University of Saskatchewan
B.A., University of Saskatchewan

Research interests include African American literature; Blues literature and culture; US Southern literature; multiethnic literature; and transnational studies

jfergus2 at

Patrick AlexanderSarah Heying

M.A., English, McNeese State University
M.F.A., Creative Writing-Fiction, McNeese State University
B.A., Cultural Studies with a minor in Creative Writing, UNC-Chapel Hill

Research interests include queer and trans aesthetics in southern literature; theories of memory, identity, and embodiment; critical race theory; hybrid genres

smheying at

Patrick AlexanderAmber Hodge

M.A., English, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
A.M., American Studies, College of William and Mary
A.B., English, College of William and Mary

Research interests include adaptation, American literature and culture since WWI, animal studies, the Anthropocene, class, disability studies, gender, Hawai’i and the Global South, memory, queer theory, southern gothic, and trauma

ahodge at

Patrick AlexanderJuyoun Jang

M.A., American Studies, Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea
B.A., Korean Literature and Philosophy, Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea

Main interests: African American Literature; Critical Prison Studies, Black Feminism; Transnational Black Studies; the Global South; Cinema Studies

jjang4 at

Bailey Moorhead

B.A., Oklahoma State University

Research interests include contemporary American literature and film, particularly focusing on southern and western genres and their portrayals of gender and the gothic

bmoorhea at

Stuart Mullet

B.A. in English from Grace College

Research interests include mid-20th century Southern literature, particularly texts by women writers, the body in literature, disability studies, and environmental criticism

smullet at

Patrick AlexanderAllison Nick

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Research interests include 20th Century American Literature, Southern Literature, Postwar Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Women and Gender Studies

amnick at

Patrick AlexanderNaza Amaeze Okoli

M.A., University of Lagos, Nigeria
B.A., University of Lagos, Nigeria

Research interests include African American Literature, and Cultural Memory

caokoli at

Patrick AlexanderWilliam Palmer

M.A., English, Auburn University
B.A., English, Birmingham-Southern College

Research interests include American literature and culture; ecocriticism; materialism; modernism/modernity; popular culture and music; race; sound studies

wpalmer at

Patrick AlexanderSarah Margaret Pittman

B.S.B.A., Finance, University of Arkansas

Research interests include Victorian literature, gender studies, Gothic literature

smpittma at

Allison Serraes

M.A., English, Florida Gulf Coast University
B.A., English, Florida Gulf Coast University

Research interests include Twentieth-century American literature, with an emphasis on African American literature, critical prison studies, and theater studies

amserrae at

Anne Spear

aspear at

Patrick AlexanderSeth Spencer

M.A., English, University of South Florida
B.A., English, Florida Southern College

Research interests include 18th and 19th-Century Transatlantic magazines and newspapers, especially texts by women addressing issues of education and class

sspencer at

Patrick AlexanderSara Stephens

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Georgia College & State University
B.A., Writing, University of Evansville

Research interests include Southern literature, Victorian poetry, American modernism

sstephe3 at

Kristin Teston

M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century U.S. literature and culture; literary and visual representation of ruins; environmental humanities; critical disaster studies

kteston at

Katie Turner

M.A., Delta State University
B.A., Delta State University

Research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century U.S. literature and culture, visual and literary representations of the U.S. South, cultural geography, and critical disaster studies

cturner4 at

Patrick AlexanderAlicia Venchuk

B.A., University of Michigan

Research interests include African-American Literature, Twentieth Century American Literature, Gender Studies, and Cultural Studies (music in particular)

avenchuk at

Patrick AlexanderLaura Wilson

M.A., English Literary Studies, University of Exeter
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Research interests include William Faulkner and the American South; sexuality and gender; censorship and obscenity; environmentalism; Lost Generation and expatriate Modernism; material culture; Foucault and post-structuralism

lwilson1 at

Susan Wood

M.A., University of Alabama

Research and teaching interests include postmodern American literature with a particular focus on fairy-tale allusions in Cold War novels

swood1 at