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Tamara Mahadin

Tamara Mahadin

Tamara Mahadin

PhD in English Student


402 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

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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 candidate in renaissance literature whose primary research interests include early modern women writers, the history of science and book history. In 2018, Mahadin 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 research. In 2021, Tamara 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 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.

Selected Publications

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.

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