Current Caucus Officers

Nicole Lowman

President and Graduate Caucus Board Representative

Nicole Lowman is working toward a PhD in English at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests lie in theories of subjectivity and self-making, psychoanalysis, and gender and queer theory. She is also the President of the Kurt Vonnegut Society.


Christian Ylagan

Vice President

Christian Ylagan is a 4th year PhD student in Comparative Literature at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. His primary research interest is on literary representations of postcolonial queer subjectivities, specifically how Filipino queerness emerges but ultimately diverges from its Spanish and American colonial roots. He has also published articles on diglossia in national literature, diasporic literature from the Philippines, and the ethics of postcolonial science fiction.


Dana Gavin

Communications Director

Dana Gavin is a PhD student at Old Dominion University. Her research interests include the evolution of the print industry, specifically during the Victorian era and with particular interest in raw materials and editorship. Dana hopes to create digital projects to enhance her research in these areas. She is also interested in feminist rhetoric, nostalgia, and “fandom” and fan communities.


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