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Ph.D. Students

Alonso Bejarano, Carolina

Decolonial theory, studies of immigrant illegality, New Jersey history.

Aparicio, Rachel

Sexuality, popular culture, and the historically and discursively constituted body.

Brager, JB

Visual Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Black Studies, Feminist Theory, Media Studies 

Cantrell, Amber

Fat studies, disability studies.

Caravantes-Gonzalez, Paloma


Carson, Tyler

Psychoanalysis; Queer Theory; Contemplative Studies; Social Philosophy

Davis, Meredith

Literatures of the African diaspora, and particularly Caribbean women poets.

Dudzak, Lauren

Women’s economic rights, social justice, collective bargaining, women’s advancement in work and education, and access to higher education.

Galán, Susana

Women's situation in North Africa and the Middle East, sexual harassment, cyberpolitics, personal blogs.

Galis-Menéndez, Silvia

 Diaspora studies, temporalities, cultural production, borders, world-making.

Gossett, Che

Queer necropolitics, prison abolition, (anti)blackness, Palestinian solidarity. 

Gray, Katherine

Film studies, queer theory, transnational theory. 

Hantel, Max

Intersection of Caribbean and French philosophy on the question of memory and materialism.

Haziz-Ginsberg, Amanda

Human rights discourse, responsibilitization, technologies of the self, state-making, securitization, ethical-self fashioning.

Moumneh, Rasha

Nationalism and state-building; Law, gender, and citizenship; critical refugee studies; queer and feminist transnational organizing; international human rights regimes; social and labor movements; the Middle East.

Ndubuizu, Rosemary

Community organizing, particularly organizing efforts led by people of color.

Otasevic, Snezana

Philosophy, contemporary feminist theory, dance, and disability studies.

Perryman, Sara

Affect, animality, architecture, and critical geography.

Pivazyan, Arev

Nation building, citizenship and identity, human rights discourses, queer theory, transgender studies, the Caucasus and the Eastern Mediterranean. 

Rossiter, Jacqueline

 Feminist science and technology studies, new materialisms, subject formation, and queer theory.

Sandler, Kathe

Visual culture, race, filmmaking, feminist theory.

Seely, Stephen D.

Feminist theory and sexual difference philosophy, 20th century European continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, science and technology studies, queer theory and literature, revolutionary ethics and political spirituality, ecology in philosophy and literature.

Sherman, Zandi

Negotiations of identity and belonging in the queer African diaspora. 

Smith, Alexandria

Women writers of the African Diaspora, international economic relationships, academia and popular culture.

Soderling, Stina

Rural queer studies, anarchism, prisons, feminist and critical pedagogies.

Tam, Louise

Critical race and ethnic studies; political economy of disability; history of psychiatry; social organization of mental health services; institutional ethnography; mental health evidence in Canadian immigration law; Canadian settler colonialism, multiculturalism, and public health.

Tanjeem, Nafisa

Feminist globalization studies, feminist political economy, transnational activism, feminist geography and cultural studies.

Tola, Miriam

Autonomist theories of the common and current debates about matter, nature and life developed in the fields of feminist theory, science and technology studies and decolonial thought.

Valentin, Alessa

Feminist media; media literacy; animated cartoons and video games; gender identity, sexual orientation, race, class, size and ability in popular culture.

Velazquez, Anel Mendez

"Third World" feminist and queer theories and movements, cultural theory, critical theory, Puerto Rican and Caribbean studies.

Wade, Ashleigh

Digital media studies, Black girls, critical Black Feminist theory, affect, digital humanities.

Whitmore, Lindsey

Critical addiction studies, discourses and practices of care, queer studies, critical geography.

Wolfe, Taida

Intersection of race, class, gender in reproductive experiences. 

Zaslow, Rachel

Narratives of women's health in Northern Uganda and issues of representation in humanitarian aid.

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