Colin Dekeersgieter

September 25, 2019
Photo of Colin Deerkesgieter, taken by Emma Duvall


2012, B.A. English, University of Vermont

2014, M.A. Modern Literature, CUNY, Graduate Center

2017, M.F.A. Creative Writing, Poetry, New York University



Colin Dekeersgieter is a poet and Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature invested in modern poetry, poetics, and (neuro)aesthetics. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the North American Review, Green Mountains Review, The Worcester Review, and elsewhere.


  • Goldwater Fellowship, New York University, 2017

Katherine Stein

August 5, 2019
Photo of Katherine Stein, taken by Emily Youree


2019, BA English Literature and History, Marquette University


Katherine Stein is a first-year PhD student absorbed in pursuing the lines between historical fact and fictional narrative.  Her interests include Victorian literature, Irish literature, children’s literature, reception studies, and contemporary historical fiction.

Bailey Fernandez

July 29, 2019
Photo of Bailey Fernandez, taken by Emily Youree


2019, BA English, Hampshire College.


Bailey Fernandez is a writer and scholar who works deeply with the poetics of British Romanticism (especially William Blake) and widely with literature’s intersection with philosophy, theology, and linguistics. He is also deeply interested with the history of the avant-garde up until the present day , which he believes begins in the Romantic period.


  • DLC Research Fellowship, UNC, 2019-20.
  • Digital Humanities Launch Program, UNC, 2019-20.

Moira Marquis

April 2, 2019


M.L.A.             Humanities, University of North Carolina Asheville, 2010

B.A.                  History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006


Moira Marquis is an eco-critical decolonialist studying contemporary Anglophone novels. Her dissertation, The Dialectic of Myth: Creating Meaning in the Anthropocene, examines how contemporary Anglophone novelists are using traditional myths to tell stories about ecological destruction and climate change which offer alternatives to techno-fix futures or the apocalypse. She is also interested in the Irish language and other minor languages abilities to foster ecological understanding. Her interests are in decolonialism, eco-criticism and environmental humanities, eco-linguistics and myth.

Teaching Awards

2017  Senior Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, UNCCH

2016  Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Literature, UNCCH

2015  Future Faculty Fellowship, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNCCH

2015  Professional Development Award, English Department, UNCCH

2014  Presidential Scholars Program Distinguished Teacher Award

2013-2017 UNC Chapel Hill Teaching Fellowship

Hannah Montgomery

September 11, 2018


2018, BA English, University of Tulsa


As a Ph.D. student, I study Medieval and Early Modern British literature, but my interests vary widely. I like the Classics, Romanticism, folklore, Gothic, Neo-Gothic, Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and fairytale retellings. I’m particularly interested in the overlap between cultures and time periods, such as Anglo-French interactions, medieval themes reflected in contemporary work, or the transitional periods between arbitrary temporal divisions. In past research projects, I have traced heroes, examined loyalty, and explored and experienced the sublime in literature and in real life, such as paragliding through clouds over the French Alps, where I worked this summer as an au pair. I have studied French, Latin, some Old-English, and beginning Gaelic. I want to learn Italian, German, Norwegian, and possibly many more languages. In my free time, I write, craft, watch and collect Disney and Marvel movies, bake (my superlative in my undergraduate writing club was “most likely to be held hostage for her brownie recipe”), sing, and travel.

Curriculum Vitae / Resume