People

Eric Gidal

Eric Gidal

Title/Position
Professor
I teach courses in environmental literary studies, public humanities, and European literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with emphases in media studies, information theory, and environmental history. I am also the editor of Philological Quarterly.
Loren Glass

Loren Glass

Title/Position
Department Chair
Professor
My research and teaching focus on literature and culture of the twentieth- and twenty-first century United States, with a particular interest in literary modernism broadly conceived.
Kyra Goldstein

Kyra Goldstein

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
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Carolyn Gonzalez

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
David Gooblar

David Gooblar

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
I like to say that I teach about writing and I write about teaching, but I actually teach, and write, about a bunch of stuff. My other interests include feminism and systems of oppression, higher education and social justice, and twentieth-century American literature. I plan to teach and write about all of these subjects. 
Naomi Greyser

Naomi Greyser

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Naomi Greyser is associate professor of American Studies, English and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, as well as executive director of POROI, Iowa’s Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry.
Lauren Haldeman

Lauren Haldeman

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Louisa Hall

Louisa Hall

Title/Position
Associate Professor
My work involves interrogations of fiction, biography, science, science fiction, and the ethics of writing about other people, animals, and things.  My novels include Reproduction, Trinity and Speak. Reproduction (Ecco, 2023), the story of a woman attempting to write a novel about Mary Shelley, then turning, instead, to write a contemporary Frankenstein, will be published in June.
Riley Hanick

Riley Hanick

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
Matthew Helm

Matthew Helm

Title/Position
Visiting Assistant Professor
Matthew Helm is a PhD candidate in English studying 20th-21st century American literature. His dissertation explores questions related to media technology and the archive in the works of Christopher Isherwood, John Rechy, Audre Lorde, Andrea Lawlor, Harvey Fierstein, and Tony Kushner.
Conor Hilton

Conor Hilton

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
Conor Hilton is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Iowa, where he’s currently a General Education Literature (GEL) instructor, and a tutor in the Writing Center.
Adam Hooks

Adam Hooks

Title/Position
Associate Professor
I teach courses on Shakespeare, early modern drama and poetry, book history, and the theory and practice of working with material texts. I have a joint appointment with the UI Center for the Book.
 Ivo Ivanoff

Ivo Ivanoff

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
Ivo Ivanoff is an English Ph.D. candidate and General Education Literature (GEL) instructor at the University of Iowa, where he studies Victorian and British modernist fiction, with additional concentrations in narrative and the self.
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Spencer Jones

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
Spencer Jones is an MFA candidate in the Nonfiction Writing Program. Her writing has appeared in Porter House Review and Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith and she has essays forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Arts & Letters, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Liv Kane

Liv Kane

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
Liv Kane is a nonfiction writer and filmmaker interested in exploring the intersections between community storytelling and ecology. She served as the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at the San Antonio Public Library and received the New York Life Award for her work in 2019.
Thomas Keegan

Thomas Keegan

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tom Keegan directs the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio in The University of Iowa Libraries and teaches in the departments of Rhetoric and English.
Donika Kelly

Donika Kelly

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Aidan Kendrick

Aidan Kendrick

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Student
Sarah Khatry

Sarah Khatry

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
Hajrije Kolimja

Hajrije Kolimja

Title/Position
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marie Kruger

Marie Kruger

Title/Position
Associate Professor
My current book project examines the representation of women’s political activism in South African visual culture. I am committed to creating a hospitable and welcoming space in my classes and to provide students with the resources they need to meaningfully participate.