Current Students

Second Year Students

Emily-Eikost

Emily Renee Eikost

Email: eeikost@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433C

Emily received a B.A. in English from Bowling Green State University in the spring of 2019 and is thrilled to continue her educational journey at her alma mater as an M.A. student in the Literary and Textual Studies program. Literature has always been one of her greatest passions, and she hopes to inspire a similar fervor in the scholars that come after her to promote a continuous cycle of learning and growth. She enjoys studying mythology and legend; in particular, she is fascinated by the way both have shaped literature over the centuries. Her other favorite pastimes include writing, analyzing films from a literary standpoint, and playing video games.

Diana-Etain

Diana Etain

Email: dcetain@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 433C

Diana Celeste Etain is a student in the MA in Literary and Textual Studies Program. She graduated from The University of Alabama (UA) in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to enrolling at UA, she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Gadsden State Community College where she also assisted in the advising office. Her undergraduate thesis explored the essay genre as a type of haunting. Her research interests include the Gothic genre, gender and queer studies, and ecocriticism. She’s also pursuing a certificate in TESOL alongside her literature degree. Her goal is continue to a PhD program upon graduation.

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Katie Gaskill

Email: kgaskil@bgsu.edu

Consuela Jones

Consuela Jones

Email: consuej@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 317

A Mississippi native, Consuela Jones received her BA in English Literature from Alcorn State University. After her participation in the Ronald L. McNair program, she decided to pursue a graduate education. She is currently pursuing her MA in Literary and Textual Studies  from Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include African diasporic fiction, queer theory, and black feminist thought.

Olayinka Oladosu

Olayinka Oladosu

Email: oladoso@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439B

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Akinsunmi Ibrahim Oseni

Email: aoseni@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439B

Olayombo Raji-Oyelade

Olayombo Raji-Oyelade

Email: orajioy@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439A

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Britt Seese

Email: seese@bgsu.edu

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Emma Vallandingham

Email: evallan@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 439A

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Abigail Walters

Email: aholtho@bgsu.edu

First Year Students

Tooba Amin

Tooba Amin

Address: East Hall

I received my bachelor's degree in English literature from Aligarh Muslim University in India with Economics and Linguistics as my minors. In my final year, I worked as a content writer and continued that throughout the lockdown period in India. I love to indulge in young-Adult fiction, k-dramas, and painting occasionally. I have always been a small-town girl, so moving to Bowling Greens does not seem intimidating.

Oluwatobi Idowu

Oluwatobi Idowu

Email: oidowu@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

Oluwatobi Idowu (Tobi Idowu) received his BA in English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. After completing his national youth service (for Nigerian graduates) at Guardian Newspapers, Nigeria as Arts and Culture reporter, he worked as a Literature teacher in a high school; then proceeded to edit literary manuscripts for Kraft Books Ltd, one of Nigeria's leading publishing firms.

His research interests among others include African literatures, Postcolonial studies, Comparative literatures, African contemporary popular cultures (Nollywood, Afrobeats...) and digital humanities.

Kennedy Lomont

Kennedy Lomont

Email: klomont@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kennedy Lomont received her Bachelors degree in English from the University of Saint Francis. A student in the Masters degree program, she hopes to successfully instruct undergraduates as a teaching assistant. While she hasn’t had much academic publishing experience yet, you can often find her furiously searching for articles on JSTOR. Outside of the classroom Kennedy enjoys singing, reading, and showing off pictures of her dog.

Paul Viafranco

Paul Viafranco

Address: East Hall

As a Hispanic first-generation nontraditional student, I come from a variance of Latino cultures: Mexican, Mexican American, Spanish, and Guatemalan. I am interested in removing the linguistic barriers which can prohibit certain students from embracing, or understanding epistemologies, which value their own thought processes. For this reason, I am also interested in studying neologisms, code switching, the progression of slang, and Standard Language Ideology, so that I can give back to the very communities from which I have come, by lending their words credence, and by extending academic knowledge to them in terms that are more accessible. By harmonizing and synthesizing the intellectual properties of both academic and colloquial language, I mean not only to study the relationships of power and language between these communities but fuse them into a new dialectic which erodes long standing fissures between class, race, and culture.