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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 olemiss.edu


Nadia Alexis

M.F.A., The University of Mississippi
B.A., Union College

Teaches Creative Writing, Writing 101 and American Literature
Interests include African American and Caribbean literatures; diasporic women’s writing; ecocriticism.

nalexis@go.olemiss.edu


Patrick Alexander

Stacey Balkun
she/her/hers

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Fresno State University, 2014
B.A., English and American Studies, Rutgers University, 2009

www.staceybalkun.com

Areas of Interest: Research interests include 20th & 21st century & poetry, particularly texts by women writers, fairy tales & mythology, fabulism, eco-poetry, & environmental criticism.

sbalkun at go.olemiss.edu


Bridget M. Bartlett

M.A., University of Oklahoma
B.A., Central Washington University

Areas of Interest: Research interests include early modern literature, disability studies, and phenomenology.

BMBartL1 at go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderCaroline Brandon
she/her/hers
M.A., Mississippi State University
B.A., Millsaps College

Areas of Interest: 20th and 21st century American literature, Southern literature, and the relationship between contemporary literature and previous historical narratives

crbrando at go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderAndie Ferniany
she/her/hers

M.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.A., Auburn University

Areas of Interest: Research interests include Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture, historical poetics, feminist criticism, gender studies, and ecocriticism.

afern at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderAnthony Gottlich
he/him/his

B.A., English and Hispanic Languages and Literature, Boston University

Areas of Interest: Research interests include Literature of the US South, the Global South, Latin American Literature, Indigenous Literature, Postcolonialism, and other literary depictions of the plantation.

agottlic at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderMaggie Graber
she/her/hers

M.F.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A., Indiana University

maggiegraber.com

magraber at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderPatrick W. Gregory
he/him/his

M.A., English and American Literature, Boston University
B.A., English, Dartmouth College

Areas of Interest: Research interests include 19th and 20th century American literature; U.S. Southern literature and culture; Native American literature and culture; postcolonial theory.

pgregory at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderSarah Heying
she/her/hers and they/them/theirs

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

www.sarahheying.com

smheying at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderAmber Hodge
they/them/theirs

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

Areas of Interest: 20th and 21st century US literature and culture; animal studies; Asian American Studies; film and media studies; formation of ability, class, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality in the US; Hawai‘i

www.amberhodge.org

ahodge at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderSarah Huddleston

M.F.A., The University of Mississippi
M.A., English, Portland State University
B.A., English, Portland State University

Literary fiction; slipstream fiction; magical realism; fairy tales; folklore; environmental literature; gender and sexuality studies; creative nonfiction
shhuddle@go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


Kimberly Kotel
she/her/hers

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Chapman University
M.A., English, Chapman University
B.A., Creative Writing, University of Arizona

Areas of Interest: Research interests include 19th-21st century literature; aesthetics; cultural studies; genre; material culture; media studies; pedagogy; poetics; sexuality and gender; spatial theory.

kkotel at go.olemiss.edu


Kacee McKinney
she/her/hers

M.A., Literature and Cultural Theory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., English, Oklahoma Baptist University

Areas of Interest: In my current graduate research, I am interested in posthumanist theory, ecocriticism, and literature from the American and Global South.

www.kaceemckinney.wordpress.com

kmmckin1 at go.olemiss.edu


Bailey Moorhead
she/her/hers

B.A., Oklahoma State University

Areas of Interest: Research interests include 20th Century American literature and film, with emphasis on south/western fiction, modernism, historical materialism, critical race theory, and gender studies.

bmoorhea at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderJoshua Nguyen
he/him/his

M.F.A., The University of Mississippi
B.S.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Interest: Asian American literature, hybrid historial retellings, and the contemporary quotidian.

joshua-nguyen.com

jnguyen6@go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderNaza Amaeze Okoli
he/him/his

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

Areas of Interest: Black vernacular traditions; print culture; race and performance in the Black Atlantic; African/African American literature

caokoli at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderWilliam Palmer
he/him/his

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

Areas of Interest: American literature and culture, Modernism/modernity, Race, African American Literature, Popular Music, Sound Studies

wpalmer at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderSarah Margaret Pittman

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

Research interests include Victorian literature, gender studies, Gothic literature Political economy

smpittma at go.olemiss.edu

 


Patrick AlexanderMargaret Pless
she/her/hers

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

Areas of Interest: 20th century and contemporary American literature, the memoir, theory of identity, criticism that incorporates the personal

mhpless at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderKara Russell
she/her/hers

M.A., English, TESOL certificate, East Tennessee State University, 2018
B.A., English and French & Francophone Studies, Earlham College, 2013

Areas of Interest: Lesbian feminist literature, modernism, southern literature

krussel3 at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderSeth Spencer
he/him/his

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

Areas of Interest: Seth Spencer is a Ph.D. student at the University of Mississippi specializing in 19th-Century American Literature. He studies print culture, assembled texts, and labor reform literature.

sspencer at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderNicholas Sabo
he/him/his

B.A., English and Computer Science, Rice University, 2018

Areas of Interest: sound, radio, and media studies, aesthetic philosophy, Gothic literature, 20th century popular media, and contemporary formats.

nasabo at go.olemiss.edu


Patrick AlexanderIra Sen
she/her/hers

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research, Ashoka University
B.A., Hons., English, Ashoka University

Areas of Interest: Adaptation, Shakespeare, the body in performance, reading and re-imagining, creative political resistance to authoritarianism.

isen at go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


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
http://olemiss.academia.edu/KristinTeston

kteston at go.olemiss.edu


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 go.olemiss.edu


Patrick Alexander

Regina Young

she/her/hers

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

Areas of Interest: Teaching and research interests include 20th-century American literature, medical humanities, disability studies, southern literature, gender and sexuality studies,
literary modernism, and ecocriticism.

ryoung2@go.olemiss.edu