Accomplishments

Our MAs have graduated from our program to various prestigious programs, they have been awarded competitive and lucrative academic awards, presented their original scholarly work in a variety of public arenas and inside and outside academia, these students continue to contribute their strengths!

2019 MA Cohort:

  • Waed Hassan is pursuing a PhD in English at Guelph University.
  • Sarah Rewega is pursuing a PhD in English at Guelph Univeristy.
  • Julia Garcia is pursuing a PhD in English at University of Western.
  • Andrew Power won OGS support for his MA studies.

2018 MA Cohort:

  • Monica Sousa has begun her doctoral studies in English at York University. She won OGS award at York University.
  • Skylar Kovacs has taken up doctoral studies in English at Queen’s University.
  • Casey Lawrence has gone to Ireland to pursue a doctorate in English at Trinity College Dublin.

2017 MA Cohort:

  • Ryan Racine won the SSHRCC award for his MA studies.
  • Emily Van Haren won the  Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Sachi Moriyama Graduate Fellowship. Emily is pursuing a PhD in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster.
  • Vanja Trivanovic won the Katherine and Jacob Hildebrand award from the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Olivia King is writing an article “Speaking and Acting in Jonson’s Catiline.” She will be delivering a paper at the CSRS (May 29, 2021) on “Coercion, Persuasion, and Speech in Coriolanus.” Olivia won OGS support for her MA studies & Doctoral SSHRC at McMaster. She was also awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Olivia will be proceeding to the PhD in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster.
  • Alyce Soulodre is pursing a PhD in English at Queen’s University.2016 MA Cohort.
  • Deseree Cipollone is proceeding to the PhD in English at McGill. She won a SSHRC CGS Master’s Scholarship to support her thesis research at McGill.

2015 MA Cohort:

  • Jacob Bermel completed his PhD in English at York University.
  • Allen Tripp is studying for his PhD in English at Wilfrid Laurier University. Allen participated in a roundtable at the North-Eastern Modern Languages Association conference in Toronto.
  • Steven Greenwood is pursuing his PhD at McGill University. He won a prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS SSHRCC doctoral fellowship for his PhD. He also received the General Brock Soiree Graduate Award. Steven  has published “’Life Isn’t a Story’: Xander, Andrew, and Queer Disavowal in Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, 15.2 [46], Summer/Fall 2017. He delivered papers at the Popular Culture Association of Canada Conference.
  • Emma Dunn completer her PhD at Ryerson’s for Communication and Culture. She is now a writing and multimodal Communication Specialist at the University of Waterloo. Emma won a prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS SSHRCC doctoral fellowship for her PhD. She has published an essay, “Good Vampires Don’t Eat: Anorexic Logic in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series,” in the journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures (summer 2018 issue). She has authored “Rape and Reconciliation: A Comparison of Karen Jayes’ For the Mercy of Water and Emma Ruby-Sachs’ The Water Man’s Daughter” (Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 17.1 [2016]: 88-101).
  • Gianluca Agostinelli is a Professor of English and Communications at Niagara College and occasionally a Continuing Education Teacher at NCDSB He is pursuing a PhD in Education at Brock University. He earned two Ontario Graduate Scholarships: one for his MEd and one for his PhD. Gianluca won the Marilyn J. Rose Graduate Award for Academic Excellence in Humanities. He authored “Curing the (Other) Self: Medical Discourse in Edmund Spenser’s A View of the State of Ireland” (Inquis 1.1 [2016]: 4-12). He delivered papers at the Popular Culture Association of Canada Conference.
  • Jacob Bermel won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for his PhD as well as winning the Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Sachi Moriyama Graduate Fellowship.
  • Helen Tran is a part-time instructors in Communications at Niagara College.

2014 MA Cohort:

  • Andrew LiVecchi earned his doctorate from Western University. He won SSHRCC funding for his doctoral studies at Western.

2012 MA Cohort:

  • Shannon Maguire is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She moost recently authored “Parasite Poetics: Noise and Queer Hospitality.
  • Eric Schmaltz earned his doctorate in English from York University.2010 MA Cohort:
  • Sarah Bobko is an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

2010 MA Cohort:

  • Katherine Whitehurst earned her doctorate from the University of Stirling in Scotland. She is now a Lecturer at University of Liverpool (Jan. 2017 – present).
  • Sarah Bobko is an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

2009 MA Cohort:

  • Julie Morris is an English and Literary Studies Coordinator at Sheridan College.
  • Susan Hroncek earned her doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University. Susan authored ‘They Would Take Me For a Witch or a Poisoner:’ The Women Scientists of Fin de Siecle Speculative Fiction” (Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, forthcoming 2016).

2008 MA Cohort:

  • Laura Cousineau is Education Associate at McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine in Niagara.