Georgia Tech | Literature, Media, and Communication

Humanistic Perspectives
on a Technological World

Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows

Mollie Barnes

University of Georgia
Victorian literature, American literature, and nineteenth-century transatlanticism

Andrew Bozio

University of Michigan
Research Interests: Late medieval and early modern drama and poetry; cognitive theory and literary studies; intellectual history

Joy Bracewell

University of Georgia
Research Interests: Nineteenth-century Transatlantic Studies, the Black Atlantic, Visual Literacy

Phoebe Bronstein

University of Oregon
Research Interests: Film and television history and theory

Rachael Dean-Ruzicka

Bowling Green State University
Research Interests: American Culture, Digital Pedagogy, and Young Adult literature

Lisa Dusenberry

University of Florida
Research Interests: Children’s Literature and Digital Media, Media Theory, Technical Communication

Annalee Edmondson

University of Georgia
Research Interests: 19th–21st-century British literature, literary modernism, narrative theory, the novel, feminist theory, ethics, affect theory

Jason Ellis

Kent State University
Research Interests: Twentieth-century American literature and Science Fiction, Digital Literacy, and Neuroscientific Discourses

Marty Fink

City University of New York
Research Interests: Queer/trans studies, HIV/AIDS and new media, graphic novels, DIY zine culture, prison activism

Peter Fontaine

Georgia State
Research Interests: Fiction writing, American Pop Culture Studies

Amanda Golden

University of Washington
Research Interests: Poetry, Anglo-American Modernism, Digital Humanities, Composition

Dustin Hannum

University of Rochester
Research Interests: American literature, literary theory, rhetoric and composition, film

John Harkey

The City University of New York
Research Interests: 20th century American Literature, especially Poetics


Leah Haught

University of Rochester
Research Interests: Medieval Literatures and Cultures, Middle English Arthuriana

Julie Hawk

Georgia State University
Research Interests: Post-1945 American Literature/Cultural Studies, Critical Theory

Christine Hoffmann

University of Arkansas
Research Interests: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century English Literature, Writing in Social and Cultural Contexts, Early Modern Literature


Liz Hutter

University of Minnesota
Research Interests: 19th-century American literature and culture; literature, science, and gender; transatlantic literary studies; business and technical communication

Valerie Johnson

University of Rochester
Research Interests: Medievalism and media adaptation, the Robin Hood tradition

Aaron Kashtan

University of Florida
Research Interests: Media studies, Comics, Animation, Video Games, Literature, Computer Graphics


Caitlin Kelly

University of Missouri
Research Interests: The long eighteenth century; history of the novel; print, political, and religious cultures

Margaret Konkol

SUNY Buffalo
Research Interests: Modernism, Poetry/Poetics, Ecocriticism, Digital Humanities, Literature and Science, Feminist Criticism

Jonathan Kotchian

University of Connecticut
Research Interests: Authorship, Composition Pedagogy, Early Modern English Literature, Digital Humanities

Mirja Lobnik

Emory University
Research Interests: Literature of the Americas, Interdisciplinary Studies of Memory and Orality, Multimodal Composition

Gabriel Lovatt

University of Georgia
Research Interests: Experimental literature, British modernism, the international avant-garde

Jennifer Lux

University of Connecticut
Research Interests: poetry and the intersection between creative and critical writing


Amanda Madden

Emory University
Research Interests: Technological change in the Early Modern Era, Digital Humanities, Cultural Networks and Intellectual Communities, Narrative, Cultural Adaptations of Technology, and Historical Representation in Popular Culture


Noah Mass

University of Texas
Research Interests: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature, Southern Literature, African-American Literature, Regionalism, and Transnational Studies

Patrick McHenry

University of Florida
Research Interests: American Modernist Poetry, Literature, and Culture; Literary and Critical Theory; New Media Studies, Cultural Studies

Olga Menagarishvili

University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Classical and Modern Rhetorical Theory, Scientific and Technical Communication Research and Theory, Stylistics, Lexicography

Julia Munro

University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Interests: pre-photographic and early photographic technologies


Jennifer Orth-Veillon

Emory University
Research Interests: Comparative Literature, French Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Twentieth Century European Literature


Aron Pease

University of Florida
Research Interests: Economic Critique; Global Studies; Media Studies; Ninteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-First Century American Literature; Economics; Cultural Studies


Iuliu Ratiu

SUNY Albany
Research Interests: Analytical Writing and Life Narratives, Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Thoreau, Transcendentalism and Antebellum Literature

Joy Robinson

Illinois Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Virtual teams and teaming, digital media and literacy, new media, computer mediated communication, internet culture, technical communication

Britta Spann

University of Oregon
Research Interests: Twentieth Century American Literature, Poetry, and the Classical Tradition

Clint Stivers

University of Tennessee
Research Interests: 20th-century American and British literature; film history, criticism, and theory; American cinema

Patti Taylor

University of Connecticut
Research Interests: Early modern literature, book history, adaptation theory, rhetoric and composition

Christina Van Houten

University of Florida
Research Interests: American Modernism, Feminist and Critical Theory, and Twentieth Century Studies

Rebecca Weaver

University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Poetry Communities, Community Studies, Contemporary Poetry and Poetics