Current Graduate Students

Meet our current M.A. and Ph.D. graduate students and learn about their areas of interest.

No ImageAmy Lou Ahava,
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: British & American Modernism, the Lost Generation, Literature of the Left Bank.
amylouise.ahava@marquette.edu 

No ImageMatthew Burchanoski
Ph.D.
Area of Interest/Study: 20th/21st Anglophone literature; critical theory
matthew.burchanoski@                           marquette.edu 

KenneyDavid Kenney
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Irish Literature, 19th century British Literature, Gothic Novels, Shakespeare
david.kenney@marquette.edu 

BurgessHolly Burgess
Ph.D.
Area of Interest/Study: African-American Literature, The Black Power/Arts Movements, Gender Studies and Queer Theory, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Black Feminist Theory, and Film Studies
holly.burgess@marquette.edu 

ClaphamDanielle Clapham
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Transatlantic modernism and nationalist studies 
 danielle.scholbrock@marquette.edu 

No ImageMaggie Patchet
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: 20th and 21st Century American Literature, War Literature
magdalen.samuelson@marqu                            ette.edu 

DeiglmeierHunter Deiglmeier
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Long 19th Century British Literature with research interests in disability studies and gender studies
Email: hunter.deiglmeier@marquette.edu 

No ImageMaxwell Patchet
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Late 19th and early 20th Century British Literature
Email: maxwell.patchet@marquette.edu 

DerksJackielee Derks
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Modernism and Postmodernism, Women's Literature, Poetry, Memoir, Feminist & Gender Theories, Cultural Studies, Pedagogy
jackielee.derks@marquette.edu 

SpauldingPeter Spaulding
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: English Renaissance,
American Modernism, and the encyclopedic novel
peter.spaulding@marquette.edu 

No ImageWendy Fall
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Gothic literature, drama, fantasy and science fiction
wendy.fall@marquette.edu 

ThomasonJannea Thomason
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Gothic Literature, Medical Sciences in Literature, Motherhood Studies, Systems Literacy, Ecocriticism, Feminist Theory, SOTL studies
jannea.thomason@marquette.edu 

FrissellAlex Frissell
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Twentieth-century American Literature, Cultural Studies, Science Fiction, Gender Studies, Dystopias, Critical Theory, Composition and Rhetoric
alex.frissell@marquette.edu 

KellerEmily Workman Keller
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: British Romanticism, Gothic novels and chapbooks, the literature of British imperialism, and Britain's national identity
emily.keller@marquette.edu 

No ImageJessie Haynes
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Long 19th century British Literature, gender studies, Gothic novels and Gothic representations of maternity
jessie.haynes@marquette.edu 

ZirbelWojcik Jason Zirbel
Ph.D.
Areas of Interest/Study: Early Modern British literature and politics; genre; and Shakespeare
jason.zirbel@marquette.edu