Gennifer Dorgan received her M.A. in 2016.

Mark Pearsall received his Ph.D. from UConn in 2016. His dissertation was titled “A Late Antique Narrative of Jewish Persecution: The Epistula Severi,” which he wrote under the direction of Daniel Caner.


Brandon W. Hawk received his M.A. and Ph.D. from UConn in 2009 and 2014. His dissertation was titled “Apocryphal Narratives on Old English Sermon Collections,” which he wrote under the direction of Frederick Biggs and Clare Costley King’oo. Following graduation, he held a one-year Teaching Postdoc position in the Department of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and since 2015 he has been Grand Master of the Jedi at Rhode Island College.

Marjorie Housley received her M.A. in 2014. She is currently studying toward her PhD at the University of Notre Dame.

Pamela Longo received her Ph.D. in 2014.


Jeremy DeAngelo received his M.A. and Ph.D. in 2008 and 2013 with his dissertation “Unsettling: Transgression and Travel in the Literature of the Medieval North Atlantic.” His advisor in this project was Dr. Bob Hasenfratz. He is currently participating in a seminar in at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Alexandra Garner graduated with an M.A. in 2013. She received a second M.A. in Popular Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, and is currently studying toward a Ph.D. in English at the University of Oregon.

Leah Schwebel received her Ph.D. in 2013. Her dissertation is titled “Re-telling Old Stories: Chaucer’s Italian Poetics of Intertextual Commentary,” which was written under the direction of Fiona Somerset.


Nicholas Brown graduated with an M.A. in 2012.

Andrew Gaudio graduated with an M.A. in 2012.


Andrew Pfrenger graduated with a Ph.D. in 2011. His dissertation was entitled “The Wisdom to Choose: Emotion and Authority in Old English Literature.” He earned his B.A. from Florida State University with a double major in English and Latin, and a M.A. from UConn. He is currently Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University at Salem, Ohio.


Danielle Bradley graduated with a M.A. in 2010 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in History at Rutgers University. Her main interests include book history, specifically the transition to print, reception studies, and the intersection between a book’s content and its physical presentation. She is also interested in marginality and the spatial separation of society in the Middle Ages.

Breanna Gallagher graduated with a M.A. in 2010. She is currently pursuing a degree in secondary education for French language and literature in Seattle, Washington.

Gretchen Hendrick graduated with a M.A in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut with a duel major in English and German in May of 2008. Her academic interests are medieval Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon culture, languages, and literature.

Annie Humphrey graduated with a M.A. in 2010. She is currently pursuing further academic intersts in medieval art and archaeology.

Kisha Tracy graduated with a Ph.D. in 2010. Her dissertation was entitled “Writing Memory: Reinvention and the Tradition of Confession in Middle English Literature.” She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Evansville and a M.A. in Medieval Studies from UConn. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts.


Melissa (Lalli) Dimos graduated with a M.A. in 2008. She currently teaches Latin in Massachusetts.

Wendy Hoofnagle graduated with a Ph.D. in 2008. She has a B.A. in English from Potsdam College and a M.A. in Comparative Literature from SUNY Binghamton. The title of her dissertation was “Lawgivers and Peacemakers: Imagining Courtly Kingship and Early English Hybridity.” She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa.

Soren Olghrig-Kerrin Marra graduated with a M.A. in 2008.

Laura Shafer graduated with a M.A. in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut.


Sarah Girard graduated with a M.A. in 2007. She has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in French and German with a Medieval Studies concentration. Her areas of interest are Medieval languages (mostly Germanic and Celtic) and Medieval literature and legends. She is currently teaching Latin in a secondary school in Massachusetts.

Frank Krajewski graduated with a M.A. in 2007. He has a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Connecticut College and a B.A in History from the University of Virginia. He has taught (briefly) at Hartford High School and Norwich Free Academy. His areas of interest are Byzantium, Later Latin, and Northern European vernacular literature in Old Irish and Old Norse.

John P. Sexton graduated with a Ph.D. in 2007. His dissertation was entitled “In the Saint’s Embrace: The Sanctuary Privilege in Medieval Religious Writing.” He holds a B.A. with a dual History and Literature concentration from Goddard College and a M.A. from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include Icelandic studies, Middle English and Early Modern literature, and religious history. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts.


Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby graduated with her Ph.D. in 2006; her dissertation was entitled “Wormys mete is his body: Embodying the Diseased Spirit of Herod the Great on the Late Medieval English Stage.” She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University and a M.A. in Medieval Studies from UConn. She is currently a Theater faculty member at Shenandoah University, Virginia.

Joshua Eyler graduated with a Ph.D. in 2006. He is currently Associate Professor of Humanities at Rice University. Josh’s dissertation was entitled “Conditioning the Soul: Spiritual Athleticism in Medieval English Theology and Literature.”

Bridget Hart Martin graduated with a M.A. in 2006.

Nadia Pawelchak graduated with a M.A. in 2006.

Rebecca Perry graduated with a M.A. in 2006.

Dan Stokes graduated with an MA in 2006 and is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester.


Katharine Lawson graduated with a M.A. in 2005.

Suzanne Paquette graduated with a M.A. in 2005.

S. Elizabeth Passmore, “The Loathly Lady Transformed: A Literary and Cultural Analysis of the Medieval Irish and English Hag-Beauty Tales.”


Christine Cooper-Rompato graduated with a Ph.D. in 2004. Christine’s dissertation is entitled: “Mirabile Translatu: Translating Women and the Miraculous in the Later Middle Ages” under the direction of C. David Benson. Christine is currently Associate Professor of English,  Director of Graduate Studies in English, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures at Utah State University.

Christopher Cottrell graduated with a M.A. in 2004. He is currently a secondary school teacher in Latin and history.

Gregory Hays graduated with a M.A. in 2004. After graduation, Greg traveled in Europe and worked in York, England; he is currently studying at the University of York.


Erin Donovan graduated with a M.A. in 2003. She is currently a Doctoral Student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Art History. Erin also participates in the interdisciplinary Medieval Studies program. Her major field of study is Gothic Art and Architecture with a focus on manuscript studies, and her minor field is in Islamic Art and Architecture from the 7th-15th centuries.

Kate Laity graduated with a Ph.D. in 2003. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English (Medieval) at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.


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