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Anna Beskin is serving as director of the Rose Hill Writing Center, teaching in the English Department, and completing her dissertation entitled "Animal Matters in Early Modern Country House Poems." Her research interests include ecocriticism, transglobal Shakespeare, and writing pedagogy.

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Olivia Badoi is a doctoral student and teaching fellow in the English department. She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines the relationship between modernism and two types of graphic narrative, the woodcut and the graphic novel.

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Jessica D'Onofrio is a second year English PhD student at Fordham University. Before coming to Fordham, Jessica studied English at Hunter College, CUNY (MA) and St. John's University (BA). Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century American and African American literature with a focus on slave narratives and neo-slave narratives.

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Alex Finn-Atkins is a first year English PhD student at Fordham University. Her research interests include Early Modern poetry and women's writing. Having worked as a Teaching Assistant while pursuing her Master's degree at Clark University, she enjoys helping students to plan, draft, and revise their academic writing.

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Joseph Gruber is a first year PhD student in Philosophy. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Beloit College and his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, both in Philosophy. His interests relate 20th-century German philosophy, especially the hermeneutical tradition, and the wide interest in the history of philosophy that is opened in those approaches.

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Stephen Leccese is a PhD student in American history. His research focuses on American business and economic development, particularly in the late nineteenth century. He majored in history at Hofstra University (2012) and also did his master's at Fordham (2014). He has written extensively and is happy to help with writing on any subject.

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Melissa Likiardopoulos is a first year English Master's student interested in Children's Literature. Before coming to Fordham, she received her BA in Religious Studies at Hellenic College in Boston and spent a semester teaching in an elementary school.

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John Miele is a first-year MA student in the Fordham English department, having received BAs in English and Russian Studies from the University of Rochester. His projected areas of study include modern and contemporary American and British fiction, focusing on questions of identity (by gender, race, sexuality, social class, etc.), and the experience of inclusion or exclusion on those grounds as a defining approach to one's relationship with literary works.

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Vivian Papp is a second year PhD student in the English Department. Her fields of interest are the 18th Century British novel and the Gothic. Presently, she is working with 18th Century fictional travel narratives as satirical vehicles for social and political commentary. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MA from Hunter College. She is an experienced tutor and teacher, having taught classes ranging from Basic Composition to Gender Studies.

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Doug Shepardson is a second-year PhD student in Philosophy. Before coming to Fordham, he completed his MA degree at Union Theological Seminary, focusing on Patristics and Ancient languages. He has particular interests in Ancient Greek philosophy, late Platonism, and their reception in Early Christian thought.

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Corey Steiner is a first-year PhD student in the Philosophy department. He is coming to Fordham from Boston College, where he completed a BA and an MA in Philosophy, and started his tutoring career at the Learning and Resource Center for Student Athletes. His philosophical interests lie generally in the 20th-century Continental tradition.

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Kara Stone teaches in the English Department and is completing her dissertation entitled "Parental and Filial Obligation in Late Medieval Literature." Her research interests include late medieval and early modern literature, medieval women's devotion, and hagiography. She enjoys helping students with the process of writing.

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Margaret Summerfield is a second year English Master's student at Fordham University, with a focus in Early Modern literature. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Bryn Mawr College, where she also worked as a tutor in the Writing Center. She is excited to get back into the tutoring game this year.

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Jihyun Yun is a second year English PhD student at Fordham University. She earned both a bachelor and master's degree in English literature at Korea University in South Korea. Her interest lies in modern and contemporary poetry. As an international student herself, she also loves to share non-native speakers' writing experience.