About Our Students

Graduate Students Sharon Yam and Naomi Mercer, 2012

What makes our graduate students great?


  • Every year, our students are published in major peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, often earning top honors or prizes for their submissions.

Job Placements

  • We have a strong record of job and post-doc placements in recent years, even while competition for academic positions has proven challenging.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Our students win an impressive number of awards ranging from University-wide fellowships and teaching awards to national and international prizes, grants, and fellowships.

Dissertation Titles

  • Every year we graduate doctoral students in a wide variety of fields and sub-disciplines whose projects make significant contributions not just to the academy but to the world beyond.

Books by Alums

  • Over the last several years our English PhD alumni have published books with major academic presses. This represents a sampling.
We have an exceptional group of graduate students, and we invite you to get to know them. On these pages, you can read more about their accomplishments, or visit their individual graduate student profiles under our “People” section.