Program in American StudiesWestern Social Science

Graduate Students

Zoë Campbell

Zoë Campbell

Zoë Campbell is from Aurora, Ontario. Having recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Western Ontario, Zoë is very excited to have returned to Western to complete her Masters of Arts in American Studies; the History/American Studies faculty and UWO campus made this program the next step. Zoë spends her spare time tweeting, wine tasting, and browsing used books stores. Zoë’s research interest focus is on race and political history of the United States in the nineteenth century.

E-mail
zcampbel@uwo.ca

Office
LWH 2252


Annie Morris

Annie Morris

After completing my BA in English Literature at McMaster University, I started to consider the different options I had for graduate school. The American Studies MA was the best choice of graduate programs for me because it would afford me the ability to broaden my knowledge of American culture by taking an interdisciplinary approach to the field, while still focusing on a major project based in literature. My research interests include 19th and 20th-century horror fiction and the portrayal of otherness, affect theory, and social abjection theory as it relates to issues of migration and citizenship in contemporary American society.

E-mail
amorr68@uwo.ca

Office
LWH 2252


Rigel Nadaf

Rigel Nadaf

Born in Mumbai, India, I was instantly dubbed ‘the baby elephant’ as I was significantly larger than any of the other infants in the hospital. I suppose it’s no wonder then that my parents named me after a star in the constellation of Orion. Five years later, I found myself living in the suburbs of Toronto where I learned English from watching endless reruns of Arthur, after which I made my way to the University of Waterloo to study Environment and Business. I quickly switched majors to study my foremost passion: English literature. It was there that I discovered an interest for engaging in dialogues pertaining to African American literatures and discourses. Thus, I now spend a large portion of my time thinking about societal reactions to both historical and contemporary issues, and how they are suggestive of our larger relationship to sex, class, and race. Here at Western, I will be paying a particular focus on examining the Obama phenomenon in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement.

E-mail
rnadaf@uwo.ca

Office
LWH 2252


Chloe Sawyer

Chloe Sawyer

I'm from England and have an MA in English Literature from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. I have always wanted to study abroad and am so excited to be in such a great programme that will allow me to extend my research interests in new directions! I focus primarily on American poets active between 1920 and 1960, especially those associated with the New York School and the Beat Generation. I am interested in the interactions between East and West as enacted these poets, Zen philosophy, and the birth of modern wellness culture. This year I am planning to eat lots of poutine whilst pretending to know the rules of ice hockey. 

E-mail
csawyer8@uwo.ca

Office
LWH 2252


Heather Tuck

Heather Tuck

I graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2014 with an Honours B.A. in English Language and Literature and a Minor in French Studies. My interest in American Studies stems from my appreciation for American Literature. UWO’s one-of-a-kind American Studies program, offered right here in my hometown of London Ontario, is the perfect opportunity for me to take the next step in my education and expand my research interests. My area of research will focus on the relationship between Revolutionary America and Quebec. I am looking forward to gaining new perspectives from this dynamic interdisciplinary program.

E-mail
htuck@uwo.ca

Office
LWH 2252