English PhD Alumni Network & Placement Information

Harvard’s Department of English has a strong record of job placement.  Two faculty Placement Officers work closely with students to help them prepare for each stage of the academic hiring process.  In recent years, Harvard PhD’s have accepted tenure track positions, visiting positions, and postdoctoral fellowships at major colleges and universities in the United States, Britain, and elsewhere, including Ashoka University, Bar-Ilan University, Indiana University, Ithaca College, Nanjing University, University of Chicago, UCLA, University of Groningen, University of Minnesota, University of Southern Mississippi, University of North Carolina, and the University of Warwick, as well as the Chicago, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Princeton Societies of Fellows, and short-term positions at Berkeley, Harvard’s Expository Writing and History and Literature programs, and elsewhere.  We also help prepare students for work in related fields, including educational planning and management, high school teaching, and library science.

Recent Job Placement

2018-19
Ashoka University
Indiana University - Bloomington
University of California - Berkeley, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Harvard University Center for the Environment, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Stanford University, Lecturer
Dartmouth College Society of Fellows
Harvard University, Lecturer in English
Harvard College Fellow
Harvard College Writing Program, Preceptor
 
2017-18
University of California Los Angeles
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Princeton University, Writing Faculty
Rockhurst University
Ithaca College
University of Southern Mississippi
 
2016-17
Centenary University
University of Warwick
Harvard Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Associate Researcher
US Naval Postgraduate School, Writing Tutor
 
2015-16
Harvard Society of Fellows
Hollins University
Huntington Library Postdoc
New Jersey Institute of Technology Reed College
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
 
2014-15
Harper-Schmidt Postdoc, University of Chicago Harvard Society of Fellows
Iolani School
Maimonidis School
University of Houston
Visiting Assistant Professor, West Point West Point
 
2013-14
Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship
Harvard (Preceptor in Expository Writing) Harvard (Preceptor in Expository Writing) Harvard (Preceptor in Expository Writing)
Harvard College Fellow
Harvard Society of Fellows
Humbolt Research Fellowship, University of Rochester
Ohio State University
University of Sydney
 
2012-13
University of Minnesota
Magdalene College, Cambridge UK (Post-Doc) Deerfield Academy
New York University
Macalester University
Washington University in St Louis
ACLS New Faculty Fellowship, University of Virginia
Colgate University
Lincoln College Fellow. Oxford
University of Chicago
Harvard (Lecturer in History and Literature)
 
2011-12
Louisiana State University
Temple University
U Indiana - Bloomington
Harvard College Fellow, English
Victoria University, NZ & Mount Holyoke Coll. Princeton Society of Fellows
U North Texas Stanford Post-Doc
 
2010-11
Boston College
Providence College Dickinson College Harvard Society of Fellows Reed College
Harvard (Preceptor in Expository Writing) Rutgers Post-Doc
Ludwig Maximilian University Post-Doc Harvard English Department Lectureship Harvard English Department Lectureship
 
2009-10
Boston College
University of Toronto Florida Atlantic University Johns Hopkins
Amherst College
Dartmouth
Linfield College
The Rivers School
Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
2008-09
Providence College
Grinnell College
Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship University of British Columbia Queens College- CUNY
Harvard College Fellow

Current Alumni Positions

 

Name Year of PhD Place of Work Title

Julia Tejblum

2019

Harvard University

Preceptor, Harvard College Writing Program

Aparna Chaudhuri

2019

Ashoka University

Assistant Professor

Dena Fehrenbacher

2019

University of California, Berkeley

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Marissa Grunes

2019

Harvard University

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Miles Osgood

2019

Stanford University

Lecturer

Elizabeth Phillips

2019

Harvard University

Harvard College Fellow, Department of English

Nicholas Rinehart

2019

Dartmouth College

Society of Fellows

Christopher Spaide

2019

Harvard University

Lecturer

Helen Cushman

2018

Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor

Adrienne Raphel

2018

Princeton University

Writing Seminar Faculty

Erica Weaver

2018

University of California Los Angeles

Assistant Professor

Jacob Stulberg

2018

US Naval Postgraduate School

Writing Tutor

Rebecca Kastleman

2017

College of the Holy Cross

Visiting Assistant Professor

Matthew Franks

2017

The University of Warwick

Lecturer

Alison Chapman

2017

Harvard University

Preceptor in Expository Writing

Stephen Tardif

2017

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor

Taylor Cowdery

2016

Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor

Michelle DeGroot

2016

Hollins University

Assistant Professor

Carra Glatt

2016

Bar-Ilan University

Lecturer

Calista McRae

2016

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor

Misha Teramura

2016

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor

Kathryn Roberts

2016

University of Groningen

Assistant Professor

Joseph McMullen

2015

Indiana University, Bloomington

Assistant Professor

David Weimer

2015

Harvard Map Collection, Pusey Library

Libarian for Cartographic Collections and Learning

Alexis Becker

2015

Ithaca College

Assistant Professor

Laura Forsberg

2015

Rockhurst University

Assistant Professor

Seth Herbst

2015

West Point Academy

Assistant Professor

Rhema Hokama

2015

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Assistant Professor

John Radway

2015

Waynflete School

Teacher

Daniel Williams

2015

Columbia University

Lecturer

Margaret Rennix

2015

Harvard Expository Writing Program

Preceptor

Maggie Doherty

2015

Harvard Expository Writing Program

Lecturer; Preceptor

Heather Brink-Roby

2015

Stanford University

Lecturer

Cassandra Nelson

2014

University of Virginia

Bradley Fellow, Inst. for Advancing Studies in Culture

Laura Wang

2014

Iolani School

Teacher

Jacob Risinger

2014

Ohio State University

Assistant Professor

Len Neidorf

2014

Nanjing University, China

Assistant Professor

Joanna Grossman

2014

Animal Welfare Institute

Federal Policy Advisor

Lauren Brozovich

2013

Univ. of Houston

Assistant Professor

Matthew Sussman

2013

University of Sydney

Lecturer

Lesley Goodman

2013

Albright College

Assistant Professor

Sara Gorman

2013

The Jed Foundation (JED)

Director, High School Programming

Richard Johnston

2013

United States Air Force Academy

Assistant Professor

Christine Barrett

2012

Louisiana State U.

Assistant Professor

Odile Harter

2012

Harvard College Library

Research Librarian

Steven Rozenski

2012

Univ. of Rochester

Assistant Professor

Nikki Skillman

2012

Indiana Univ. Bloomington

Assistant Professor

Adena Spingarn

2012

Stanford University

Lecturer

Rikita Tyson

2012

Commonwealth School, Boston

English Teacher

Elaine Auyoung

2011

Univ. of Minnesota

Assistant Professor

Margaret Healy-Varley

2011

Providence College

Associate Professor

Stephen Hequembourg

2011

Univ. of Virginia

Lecturer

Jason Manoharan

2011

The College Board

Vice President, AP Strategy and Program Management

Suparna Roychoudhury

2011

Mount Holyoke

Associate Professor

Yulia Ryzhik

2011

U. of Toronto - Scarborough

Assistant Professor

Jacob Sider Jost

2011

Dickinson College

Assistant Professor

Sarah Wagner-McCoy

2011

Reed College

Asst. Prof. of English and Humanities

Brett Gamboa

2010

Brown Univ.

Visiting Assistant Professor

John Golden

2010

Florida Atlantic Univ.

Assistant Professor

Amelia Klein

2010

Colgate Univ.

Assistant Professor

Maia McAleavey

2010

Boston College

Assistant Professor

Ingrid Nelson

2010

Amherst College

Assistant Professor

Julie Orlemanski

2010

University of Chicago

Assistant Professor

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

2010

Linfield College

Ronnie Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies

Lawrence Switzky

2010

U. of Toronto - Mississauga

Associate Professor

Eric Bennett

2009

Providence College

Associate Professor

Kevin Birmingham

2009

Harvard Univ.

Lecturer

Timothy Michael

2009

Lincoln College, Oxford

Tutorial Fellow in English Literature

Yi-Ping Ong

2009

Johns Hopkins Univ.

Assistant Professor

Jason Crawford

2008

Union University

Assistant Professor

Jared Hickman

2008

Johns Hopkins Univ.

Associate Professor

Joshua King

2008

Baylor Univ.

Associate Professor

Julia Lee

2008

Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor

Susan Miller

2008

Greenwood After School

Educator

Gillian Paku

2008

SUNY Geneseo

Associate Professor

Srikanth Reddy

2008

Univ. of Chicago

Associate Professor

Peter Saval

2008

Brown Univ.

Asst. Prof. of Comparative Literature

Namwali Serpell

2008

Univ. of Califoria, Berkeley

Associate Professor

Daniel Shore

2008

Georgetown Univ.

Associate Professor

Hannah Sullivan

2008

New College, Oxford

Associate Professor, Tutorial Fellow

 

A Sampling of Books from Dissertation

  • Elaine Auyoung, When Fiction Feels Real: Representation and the Reading Mind (Oxford, 2018) 

  • Chris Barrett, Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety (forthcoming from Oxford UP; March 22, 2018) 

  • Lawrence Switzky, The Rise of the Theatre Director: Negotiations with the Material World, 1880-1956, (Northwestern UP, 2018) 

  • Suparna Roychoudhury, Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science (Cornell UP, 2018) 

  • Yi-Ping Ong, Art of Being: The Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy, forthcoming 2018, Harvard University Press 

  • Ingrid Nelson, Lyric Tactics: Poetry, Genre, and Practice in Later Medieval England, UPenn, 2017 

  • Nikki Skillman, The Lyric in the Age of the Brain, 2016, Harvard University Press 

  • Melissa Jenkins, Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture. Routledge Paperback, 2016 

  • Catherine Toal, The Entrapments of Form: Cruelty and Modern Literature (Fordham University Press, 2016) 

  • Maia McAleavey, The Bigamy Plot: Sensation and Convention in the Victorian Novel, Cambridge University Press, 2015 

  • Jacob Sider Jost, Prose Immortality, 1711-1819 (UVA, 2015) 

  • Eric Bennett, Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engell, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War, 2015, University of Iowa Press 

  • Allen MacDuffie, Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination (Cambridge: 2014) 

  • Sarah Wall-Randell, The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England (University of Michigan Press, 2013) 

  • Srikanth Reddy, Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2012) 

  • Seo-Young Chu, Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? (Harvard UP, 2011) 

  • Catherine Keyser, Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture (Rutgers 2010) 

  • Eric Eisner, Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity (Palgrave, 2009) 

  • Leonard Cassuto, The Inhuman Race (Columbia UP, 1997) 

  • Matthew Rubery, The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News (Oxford UP, 2009) 

  • Scott Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Moderm England — Palgrave, 2009 

  • Ayanna Thompson, Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage (Routledge 2008) 

  • Jim von der Heydt, "At the Brink of Infinity: Poetic Humility in Boundless American Space" (U. Iowa Press 2008) 

  • Susan Phillips, Transforming Talk: The Problem with Gossip in Late Medieval England (Penn State UP, 2007) 

  • Noah Heringman, Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004) 

  • Aviva Briefel, The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Narrative in the Nineteenth Century (Cornell UP, 2006) 

  • Patrick O’Malley, Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture; Cambridge University Press, 2006 

  • Rebecca Walkowitz, Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism beyond the Nation, Columbia UP, 2006. 

  • Scott Hess, Authoring the Self: Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth (Routledge, 2005) 

  • Maria DeGuzman, Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire, 2005 by the University of Minnesota Press 

  • Harrison DeSales, The End of the Mind: Poetry and the Edge of the Intelligible in Hardy, Stevens, Larkin, Plath, and Glück, Routledge, 2005 

  • Gabrielle Starr, Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century, Hopkins, 2004 

  • Michael Soto, The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance, and Twentieth-Century American Literature (U of Alabama P, 2004) 

  • Douglas Trevor, The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England, 2004, Cambridge University Press 

  • James Dawes, The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the United States from the Civil War through World War II (Harvard University Press, 2002). 

  • Bryan Reynolds, Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins UP, 2002) 

  • Nicholas Dames, Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction 1810-1870 (Oxford UP, 2001) 

  • Scott Gordon, The Power of the Passive Self in English Literature, 1640-1770 (Cambridge UP, 2001) 

  • Jeffrey Cohen, Of Giants: Sex, Monsters and the Middle Ages (University of Minnesota Press, 1999) 

  • Suzanne Keen, Victorian Renovations of the Novel: Narrative Annexes and the Boundaries of Representation (Cambridge UP, 1998) 

  • Chris Cannon, The Making of Chaucer's English: A Study of Words (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 

  • Deirde d’Albertis Dissembling Fictions: Elizabeth Gaskell and the Victorian Social Text (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1997). 

  • Anita Patterson, From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest (Oxford University Press, 1997) 

  • Curtis Perry, The Making of Jacobean Culture: James I and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Literary Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1997) 

  • Judson Watson, Forensic Fictions: The Lawyer Figure in Faulkner (1993, U of Georgia P) 

  • Carolyn Dever, Death and the Mother From Dickens To Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins, 1993, Cambridge.