Ph.D. Fellows

Tillman Nechtman

Tillman Nechtman

2003-2004 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of History

Project Title: Nabobs: Defining the Indian empire and the British nation in the late eighteenth century

Current Academic Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Skidmore College


Kevin Laam

Kevin Laam

2005-2006 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project Title:  Borrowed Heaven: Early Modern Devotion and the Art of Happiness

Current Academic Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Oakland University


Lucia Hodgson

Lucia Hodgson

2005-2006 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow

Project Title: The Children's Table: Childhood Studies and the New Humanities

Current Academic Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University


Amy Braden

Amy Braden

2006-2007 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow

Project title: As She Fled: Women and Movement in 16th-Century English Poetry and Drama

Current Academic Affiliation: Associate Director, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute


Hillary Brown

Hillary Brown

2006-2007 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow

Eighteenth-century British and French Sculpture


Alison Tymoczko Jeffries

Alison Tymoczko Jeffries

2007-2008 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow

Project Title: The Politics of Eros: Writing under the auspices of Ovid's Cupid in early modern English Literature

Current Academic Affiliation: Lecturer, Pasadena City College


Kathryn Strong

Kathryn Strong

Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project Title: Dress and deception: Women's dress and the eighteenth-century British novel

Current Academic Affiliation: Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina


Alice Villaseñor

Alice Villaseñor

Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project Title: Women Readers and the Victorian Jane Austen

Current Academic Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Medaille College


Rory Lukins

Rory Lukins

Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project Title: The Ethics of Form: Politics, the Passions, and Genre Formation in the English Renaissance.

Current Academic Affiliation: Lecturer, Department of English, USC


Laurie Fisher

Laurie Fisher

2009-2010 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English


Laura S. Fauteux

Laura S. Fauteux

2010-2011 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project title:  Living Her Narrative: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers, Writing Heroines, and the Developing Novel


Anne M. Reid

Anne M. Reid

2010-2011 Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of History

Project title: Medics of the Soul and the Body: Disease, Environment, and Death in Alta California, 1769-1850


Natasha Alvandi

Natasha Alvandi

2010 Summer Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project title: Exhibition Effects: Seeing and Hearing Working-Class Spectators in the Early Victorian Novel


Penelope Geng

Penelope Geng

2010 Summer Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow
Department of English

Project title: Legal Chatter in English Renaissance Drama