Ph.D. Students

  • Aparicio, Rachel

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    Sexuality, popular culture, and the historically and discursively constituted body.
  • Aziz, Adam Mohamed

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    Algerian studies; French colonization and colonial science in Algeria; Queer Muslims and Islam in France and Europe; Islamic and decolonial feminisms; Critical race/ethnicity studies and racial minorities in France and Europe; 20th and 21st century Arabic, North African, French literature; Decolonizing queer studies.
  • Belliard-Quiroga, Camila

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    Decolonial Latinxs Caribbean Studies; Racism and the Nation-State; Black Feminism theories; Sexual Tourism; Caribbean Diaspora Identities; Migration and Borders; Sexual Trafficking; Gender based Violence; Dance and performance studies; Anticolonial spirituality/medicine. antiracist and decolonial researcher. Her main work and experience has been focused in gender/race/migration studies and in the studies of decolonial expressions of resistance of afrocaribbean subalternities such as dance, performance and medicine/spirituality.
  • Cantrell, Amber

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    Fat studies, disability studies.
  • Caravantes-Gonzalez, Paloma

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    Gender and political parties; masculinities; populism; anti-austerity and grassroots movements.
  • Carson, Tyler

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    Feminist, Queer, & Postcolonial Theory; Psychoanalysis; Postmodernism, & Poststructuralism; Contemplative Studies; Social & Political Philosophy; Aesthetics
  • Dudzak, Lauren

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

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    Affect/Emotion; Feminist Geographies; Critical Urban Studies; Social Movements, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Gulf Region, Blogs and Social Media, Public/Privat(ized) Spaces, Femininities/Masculinities, Geographies of Risk and Activism
  • Galis-Menéndez, Silvia

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    Diaspora studies, temporalities, cultural production, borders, world-making.
  • Gossett, Che

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    Queer necropolitics, prison abolition, (anti)blackness, and Palestinian solidarity.
  • Gray, Katherine

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    Film studies, queer theory, transnational theory.
  • Haziz-Ginsberg, Amanda

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

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

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    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.
  • Orsak, Sarah

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    Disability Studies, Medical Humanities, First-person narratives, Archiving.
  • Otasevic, Snezana

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    Philosophy, contemporary feminist theory, dance, and disability Studies.
  • Perryman, Sara

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    Affect, animality, architecture, and critical geography.
  • Pivazyan, Arev

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

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

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    Racialized sexualities, white supremacy, masculinities, and modern conceptions of bodies and selves
  • Sandler, Kathe

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    Sexual violence, Critical disability studies, Sexuality, Trauma studies.
  • Sherman, Zandi

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    Negotiations of identity and belonging in the queer African diaspora
  • Smith, Alexandria

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    Black geographies, black/african diaspora studies, queer literatures.
  • Tam, Louise

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    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.
  • Tola, Miriam

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    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

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

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    Visual Culture; Critical Race Studies; Latinx Studies; Decolonial Thought; Psychoanalysis; Sexuality
  • Wade, Ashleigh

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    Black girlhood; Black feminist theory; Media studies; Digital humanities affect, digital humanities.
  • Whitmore, Lindsey

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    Critical disability and medical studies, queer studies, discourses and practices of care, biopolitics, addiction studies, geneaology, critical geography.
  • Wolfe, Taida

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    Intersection of race, class, gender in reproductive experiences.
  • Zaslow, Rachel

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