Hannah Griggs

Katie Van Zanen (M.A. '17) became fascinated by the creation and circulation of texts in her first semester at BC. "Introduction to Advanced Research" raised questions about the ways in which material conditions and rhetorical situation affect a text's meaning. In Tina Klein and Carlo Rotella's American Studies courses, Katie explored how those conditions reflected and reproduced ideas about what it means to be American. As a doctoral student in the University of Michigan's Joint Program in English & Education, she'll consider how the writing classroom inscribes those ideas– and how it can better equip students to be engaged citizens in their communities.

Hannah Griggs

Hannah Griggs' (M.A. ’16) digital humanities project,“ New Orleans Prohibition Raids, 1919-1933” has been accepted into the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. This interactive exhibit maps all the individual homes and businesses that were shut down or otherwise affected by federal agents during Prohibition. The project began as a research paper in Prof. Tina Klein’s “Issues and Methods in American Studies” seminar and was developed into a DH project in Paul Vierthaler’s seminar “Hacking the Humanities”. Explore the project further at, where Griggs archives cocktail culture in New Orleans. Follow Griggs on Twitter/Intemperance Archive and on the web.

Stephen Siperstein

Stephen Siperstein (M.A. ’09) discovered the field of ecocriticism as a student in Robert Kern’s seminar on “American Nature Writing,” and he expanded his critical thinking about nature through Carlo Rotella’s “The City in American Literature and Culture” and Min Song’s “Post-Identies” courses. Stephen recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, where he wrote a dissertation on representations of climate change across a range of literary, cultural, and new media forms. Attracted by its unique Environmental Immersion Program, Stephen teaches English at Choate Rosemary Hall, an independent high school in Connecticut. He also serves on the executive council of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, where he encourages young literary scholars to engage with environmental issues. In addition to his writing, teaching, and professional service, Stephen is an advocate, working to get more people involved in public conversations about social and environmental justice issue. He is the co-editor of Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities (Routledge 2016), a theoretical and practical guide to teaching climate change in a range of disciplines, including literary studies, history, and philosophy. He is also a published poet. You can follow Stephen at his website and on Twitter @ssiperstein.

Kathleen Lyons '18 is a PhD student at the University of Delaware

Margaret Ascenzo '17 is a PhD student at the University of Connecticut

James Boyman '17 is a producer at 2U

Charles Clements '17 is a PhD student at Tufts University

Kelly Duquette '17 is a PhD student at Emory University

Kate Jorgensen '17 is a PhD student at the University of New Hampshire

Arin Lustberg '17 is a patron service coordinator at the Boston Athenaeum

William Olena '17 is a field engineer at Field Core

Erin Portman '17 is a tutor at Academic Approach

Stephanie Redekop '17 is a PhD student at the University of Toronto

Kristy Snow '17 is a high school English teacher in Providence, RI

Kevin Spinale '17 is a PhD student in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

Diana Sunder '17 is a working playwright in Brighton, MA

Jessica Swoboda '17 is a PhD student at the University of Virginia

Katie Van Zanen '17 is a PhD student at the University of Michigan

Kristy Snow '17 took a job at TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School in East Walpole, which is the only online public school in Massachusetts

Mollie Kervick ’16 is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Connecticut

Heejoo Park ’16 is a Ph.D. candidate at University of California Riverside

Vanessa Maramba ’16 is a Ph.D. candidate at SUNY Albany

Sean Clifford ’15 is teaching at Newbury College in Brookline, MA

Sara Danver '15 teaches at Newbury College

Leah Duncan-Po '15 is in the Ph.D. program at Louisiana State University

Brendan Flanagan '15 teaches at Lacordaire Academy in New Jersey

Carl Nellis '15  is an associate editor at Hendrickson Publishers

Jocelyn Rice ’15  is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston College

Hannah Taylor ’15  has been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Connecticut

Chelsea Bray ’14 is a Ph.D. candidate at the Editorial Institute at Boston University

Megan LeBarron ’14 is a Ph.D. candidate in American and New England Studies at Boston University

Matt Knutson '14 is a Ph.D. candidate in the Visual Studies Program at the University of California-Irvine

Alexis Sullivan ’14 teaches at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA

David Charlesworth '13 teaches English at Wellesley High School

Ashley Conklin '13 is in the Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester

Megan Crotty '13 is in the Ph.D. program at Boston College

William Karvouniaris '13 teaches English at Wakefield High School

Eliscia Kinder ’13 has been accepted into Alabama's Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program

Noah Moskat '13 teaches English at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden

Christina Karas '12 is a researcher at the consulting firm Greenleaf Health

Meredith Kasabian '12 is an owner of Best Dressed Signs, an all-hand-painted sign company in Boston

Sean Case ’11 is a Ph.D. candidate in American and New England Studies at Boston University

Lucas Dietrich '10, received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Lesley University

Lindsey Warren Dietrich '10 is Associate Manager of Direct Sales at Harvard Business Review Press

Dave Mitchell ’10 teaches teaches at Brookline High School

Katie Daily-Bruckner M.A. '09 Ph.D. '15 is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point