Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Graduate Assistants

Image of Alvarez Caitlin Alvarez
Master's Student
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Hybrid Genre, Memoir, Prose Poetry, Historical Fiction

Image of Bates Julie Bates
Doctoral Student
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Composition, genre studies, publishing, technical communication

Image of Brown Kara Brown
Master's Student
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Post-colonialism, literature, disability and representation, writing and composition.

Image of Browne Kate Browne
Doctoral Student
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Technology Coordinator, Writing Program

Image of Bruce Kayla Bruce
Master's Student
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Victorian British Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, Literary Theory

Image of Chandler Beth Chandler
Master's Student
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English Composition

Image of Cochran Danielle Cochran
Doctoral Student
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Cultural Studies
Hip Hop Studies

Image of Cochran Olga Cochran
Doctoral Student
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TESOL, Composition as a critical inquiry, Writing good and writing funny.

Image of Dickerson Chereka Dickerson
Doctoral Student
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Race and Gender Studies; American Literature w/emphasis on Ethic American Literature

Image of Dubois Katie Dubois
Master's Student
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Image of Dunbar Katrina Dunbar
Doctoral Candidate
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Writing Program Instructor

Image of Eagon Cayla Eagon
Master's Student
Editorial Assistant, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries
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Psychoanalytic Theory; Women's & Gender Studies; the Gothic; Detective Fiction; British Literature from the late 18th century to the 20th century

Image of Edel Ryan Edel
Doctoral Student
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Speculative Fiction, Social Issues related to childhood.

Image of Forkner Kelsey Forkner
Master's Student
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Liminal Spaces, Disassociation, Rhetorical Grammar, Semiotics & Naturalism

Image of Fowler Savanna Fowler
Master's Student
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Image of Gradea Adriana Gradea
Doctoral Student

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Visual Rhetoric, Cultural Theory, Totalitarian and Post-Totalitarian Studies, Biopolitics, International Studies

Image of Gregory Megan Gregory
Doctoral Student
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Medieval Literatures and Cultures; Feminist and Eco-theories; Life Writing

Image of Hall Jordana Hall
Doctoral Student
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Cognitive Narratology

Image of Hedgepeth Brian Hedgepeth
Master's Student
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Cross-genre mingling grey areas, Poetry, Found Art, Blues, Publishing, Handmade books, Digital publishing

Image of Hercula Sarah Hercula
Doctoral Student
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Sociolinguistics; English language variation; World Englishes; "Standard English"

Image of Hicks Amy Hicks
Doctoral Student
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Children's literature, especially Victorian and Edwardian Children's Literature; Literary Representations of Girlhood; Spatial Theory

Image of Jarema Laurenn Jarema
Master's Student
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Composition Pedagogy

Image of Johnston Emily Johnston
Doctoral Student
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Rhetoric; Cultural Studies; Gender Studies; Trauma Studies

Image of Kamara Samuel Kamara
Doctoral Student
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Postcolonial Feminism, Postcolonial & Diaspora Studies, Global Literatures, Cultural Studies, Trauma Theory

Image of Kampmeier Carissa Kampmeier
Master's Student
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English 101, Creative Writing, American Literature, Postmodernism, Film/Horror, Zombie Films

Image of Keller L Keller
Doctoral Student
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Space & Place in Children's Literature / Young Adult Fantasy / Law and Literature

Image of Kilian Erin Kilian
Doctoral Student
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Creative Writing Pedagogy

Image of Kumavie Francisca Kumavie
Doctoral Student
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Precolonial and Colonial Literature; Transnational Feminist Literature; Postcolonial Literature; National and Biopolitical Identities

Image of Lee Jamison Lee
Doctoral Student
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Rhetorical Techniques of Humorists; Intersections of Poetry and Music;
Technology's Influence on Fine Arts; Song Writing's Search for a Place in Academia

Image of Leipart Guttilla Jayna Leipart Guttilla
Master's Student
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Image of Levato Francesco Levato
Doctoral Student
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Cinepoetics, Poetry in Translation, Hybrid Works, Documentary Poetics

Image of Longfellow Eric Longfellow
Doctoral Student
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Gender and Sexuality Theory, Object Studies, Queer Theory, Cultural Studies, Psychoanalytic Theory, Creative Writing-Fiction

Image of Lorig Josette Lorig
Master's Student
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20th Century American Literature & Culture; Gender & Sexuality; Cultural & Critical Theory

Image of Macarthy Frank Macarthy
Doctoral Student
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Rhetorical theory, digital literacy, genre analysis, CHAT, practical uses for rhetorical theory.

Image of Maclean John Maclean
Doctoral Student
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Composition/Rhetoric; Cultural Studies; Interfaith Relations and Dialog

Image of Malaibari Arwa Malaibari
Doctoral Student

Image of Mays Christopher Mays
Doctoral Student
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Public Argumentation; Rhetorical Theory; Composition Theory; Pedagogy

Image of McDuffie Kristi McDuffie
Doctoral Student
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Cultural rhetorics and writing, rhetorics of race, critical pedagogy, language ideologies

Image of Meeusen Meghann Meeusen
Doctoral Student

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Adaptation Studies; Children's Fantasy and Visual Culture

Image of Mishra Shailen Mishra
Doctoral Student
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Narrative Theory; Narrative Framework in Fiction; Writing Process; Post-colonial Theory; Post-colonial Literature

Image of Nance-Carroll Niall Nance-Carroll
Doctoral Student
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Children's Literature

Image of Nave Evan Nave
Doctoral Student
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Creative Writing

Image of Nersessova Irina Nersessova
Doctoral Student
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Psychogeography, Urban Space, Displacement, War Literature, Postmodernism, Postcolonial Theory, Marxism, Working-class Studies, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Image of Oberzaucher Helena Oberzaucher
Doctoral Student

Image of Pearce Beth Pearce
Doctoral Student
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Children's Literature, especially Adolescent Fantasy; Domestic Spaces

Image of Phillips Lisa Phillips
Doctoral Student
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Rhetoric and Composition, Visual Rhetoric, Intersensory Rhetorics, Cultural and Environmental Studies, Art Criticism, New Media, Visual Culture

Image of Poole Chamere Poole
Doctoral Student

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Studies in the African-American Literary Tradition; Neo-Slave Narrative Genre; Literary representations of 19th century American slave plantation experiences

Image of Pyrz Scott Pyrz
Doctoral Student
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Image of Qabazard Summer Qabazard
Doctoral Student
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Creative Writing - poetry, Pedagogy of Creative Writing

Image of Ragan Shelby Ragan
Master's Student
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English 101, Introductory Children's Literature classes

Image of Richardson Flourice Richardson
Doctoral Student
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New Media; Visual Rhetoric; Medical Rhetoric

Image of Rients Jeff Rients
Doctoral Student
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British Literature

Image of Riggert-Kieffer Deb Riggert-Kieffer
Doctoral Student
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Image of Rodrigo Lasantha Rodrigo
Doctoral Student
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Shakespeare; World Literature: Prose, The Short Story/The Novel; World Drama

Image of Roncero-Bellido Ana Roncero-Bellido
PhD
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US Latina/o Literatures and Cultures

Image of Rowan Rob Rowan
Doctoral Student
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Technology and Culture; Knowledge Management; Open-Source Education

Image of Sanchez Martin Cristina Sanchez Martin
Doctoral Student
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Linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics

Image of Selznick Hilary Selznick
Doctoral Student
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Rhetoric and Composition; Disability Studies; Medical Rhetoric

Image of Sheets Angela Sheets
Master's Student
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Composition, business and technical writing

Image of Shier Mike Shier
Doctoral Student
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Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Composition

Image of Skokan Laura Skokan
Master's Student
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Image of Smyser-Fauble Barbi Smyser-Fauble
Doctoral Student
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Intersections of Technology and Pedagogy; New Media; Technical Writing; Gender Issues

Image of Stein Katy Stein
Doctoral Student
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Children's and YA Literature
Disability Studies
Gender Studies

Image of Stoklasa Thaddeus Stoklasa
Doctoral Student
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Composition, Creative Writing (Fiction), Postmodern Literature

Image of Taylor Irene Taylor
Doctoral Student
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Oral Histories, Life Writing, Creative Non-Fiction

Image of Torrington Moria Torrington
Doctoral Student
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Writing Center Studies, Visual Rhetoric, New Media

Image of Tran Julie Tran
Master's Student
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Image of Williams Elizabeth Williams
Doctoral Student
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Children's Literature; Rhetorical Silence; Invitational Rhetoric

Image of Wollitz Michael Wollitz
Doctoral Student
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Contemporary Literature; 20th Century American Literature; 20th Century Irish Literature; Cultural Theory

Image of Wright-Dottore Michelle Wright-Dottore
Doctoral Student
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Creative writing pedagogies, magical and psychological realism, hybrid forms

Image of Young Jessica Young
Master's Student
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First Year Writing

Image of Zhang Jessica Zhang
Doctoral Student
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Biopolitics; Intercultural Communication in Technical Communication

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