PhD in English Student
402 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Seventeenth-century British Literature
- History of the Book studies
- Manuscript Studies
- MA, English, Mississippi State University, 2018
- BA, English, The University of Jordan, 2015
Tamara Mahadin is a PhD student in renaissance literature whose primary research interests include early modern women writers, the history of science, and book history. In 2015, Mahadin earned her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Jordan. In 2018, she got her master’s degree in English Literature from Mississippi State University. Passed with distinction, her master’s thesis examines Pulter’s use of astronomical imagery that alleviates her grief by comparing and contrasting Pulter’s grief and consolation strategies to her contemporaries, such as George Herbert, Katherine Philips, and John Donne. Throughout her graduate studies, Mahadin presented several papers at various conferences such as the ACMRS and MPA to share her recent research. While she was earning her master's degree, Mahadin taught several classes of English Composition courses at Mississippi State University, and in 2018, she was awarded the Donald Zacharias Graduate Teaching Assistant of the year. After her graduation, she worked as a full-time English Composition lecturer at Mississippi State. She has a Preparing Future Faculty Certificate from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Mississippi State University. Mahadin also has three years of experience working at the writing center and has participated in three Southeastern Writing Center Association Conferences. Tamara recently participated in several intensive bibliographic skills courses run by the Folger Shakespeare Library and Rare Book School. In 2021-2022, Tamara is serving as the Writing Program Administrator for the First-Year Writing Program. She is also serving as the president of the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association.
Mahadin, Tamara and Breanne Weber. “Book History, Manuscript Studies, and Navigating Special Collections during COVID-19.” The Collation: Research and Exploration at the Folger, 7 Aug. 2021.