The English Graduate Organization provides academic and social support for all graduate students of the University of Florida’s English Department. Events sponsored by EGO include our annual conference, professionalization workshops, and social gatherings.
Jacqueline Schnieber (president, she/her)
I’m a second-year PhD student studying Modernism, GAU member, feminist, and lover of furry friends. I’m originally from Duisburg, Germany, but I have been in the US for three years now. As an international student, I know how overwhelming building a life in a new place is, and EGO will be more than happy to help you all find a home in Gainesville!
Rachal Burton (she/her, vice president)
I am a second-year Ph.D. student from Los Angeles, California. My research focuses on African American Literature, specifically the works of Toni Morrison and critical race theory, as well as film and media studies. I am currently teaching LIT 2000 (Introduction to Literature) and have taught ENC 1102 (Argument & Persuasion).
Yvonne Medina (she/her, secretary)
I am a second year MA/PhD student. My research interests include Victorian children’s literature and disability studies. I earned a BA from Bryn Mawr College in English and French literature. I also have a background in French to English translation and creative writing. I look forward to answering any questions you may have about the department or EGO.
Fi Stewart-Taylor (she/her, treasurer)
I am a proud Union member with UF Graduate Assistants United, a member of the Alachua County Labor Coalition, assistant managing editor with UF’s Sequentials, a cat parent to two large and unwieldy sons, and your EGO treasurer. In my free time, I research and teach in comics and media studies.
Samantha Baugus (she/her, webmaster/social media manager)
I am a second year Ph.D. student. I spend most of my time with my cats (currently there are 16 living with her) and the rest of the time I teach and write about American and science fiction/fantasy literature.