Oscar Barron is a Paralegal Student enrolled in Loyola’s Litigation curriculum. He received his Bachelor’s in English Studies in Writing from Northern Illinois University with Sigma Tau Delta status. Before graduation, he proudly acted as the Editor-in-Chief of Towers Magazine, the Literary and Creative Arts Magazine of NIU, for two fruitful and wonderful years. Transitioning from a Huskie to a Rambler, he still wants to foster aspects associated with the discipline of English whenever possible. Oscar enjoys political discourse, camping, Men’s Studies, Depeche Mode, comics, The Cure, motorcycles, and Audrey Hepburn.
Specialties: legal research and writing, criminology, law analysis, non-fiction literature, the works of John Milton, thesis-construction, essay organization, and editing.
Rachel Kietzman is a first-year English Ph.D. student. She currently holds an MFA in creative writing. She is interested in Romanticism and post-colonial literature. She enjoys running, swimming, fantasy and sci fi novels, and Star Trek.
My name is Jesse McDowell and I'm a first year Ph.D. student in the English Department here at Loyola. Previously, I served as a lecturer in the First Year Writing Program at NC State University. My research interests include Medieval English Manuscripts, Early British (Anglo-Saxon) literature & linguistics, and Digital Humanities. In my spare time, I like to attend workshops in manuscript studies mostly; I often find myself often at Yale's Beinecke Library, the British Library, and other institutions who hold workshops in digitization and paleography. My writing pedagogy comes as an amalgam of these interests in tandem to teaching composition and its practice; I try to incorporate the history of writing as an invitation to college writers for encouragement and edification. While I'm not doing any of that, I try to spend time outdoors as much as possible (things like hiking, climbing, biking, etc).
Brittany is an English Literature graduate student. Her research interests include: Shakespeare, existential philosophy, Renaissance theatre. Her hobbies are: reading murder mysteries and spy novels, running, and being a chauffeur to my kids and dog.