I received my B.A. in English from Hillsdale College and my M.St. in English Literature (650-1550) from St. Hilda's College at the University of Oxford. I am a medievalist and a codicologist. My primary research interests are Early Middle English literature, late 12th and early 13th century manuscript culture, and the interaction of English and Anglo-Norman in post-Conquest Britain.
I graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Before that I was a teaching artist in California. Current interests include narrative theory, affect studies, print culture, and 19th c. American and British literature
I am an international student from India, and before coming to UVA, I did my master's in liberal studies, with a concentration in English, at Ashoka University. I am interested in the everyday, the domestic, the boring and how our identities mediate our experiences and beings in these spaces. The approach I take to these questions, and to scholarship in general, is firmly interdisciplinary. At UVA, I have been a Democracy Initiative Graduate Seminar Fellow and have completed the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Graduate Certificate.
I'm a 3rd-year Ph.D. student studying early modern literature. My research interests include women's writing, translation, closet drama, and religious writing. Before arriving at UVa, I graduated from Smith College in 2017 with a B.A. in English and Government.
Annie Persons is a PhD candidate writing a dissertation about coal, race, and extraction in nineteenth-century US literature. She is also the Head Copy Editor for New Literary History.