Graduate Assistants

A

  • Dareen Abdulmohsen
  • Sitah Al-Qahtani

    Sitah Al-Qahtani

    Visual culture, gender studies, postcolonialism, literature, and film

  • Muna Altaweel

    Muna Altaweel

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Theories of Nationalism, Politics of Space, Identity Politics, Middle East, Levant, Trauma Studies

  • Aimee Dixon Anthony

    Aimee Dixon Anthony

    Early African American Cinema--focus on women, Early Cinema, African American Cinema, Film Studies, Critical Race Theory, D.C. History

  • Erin Aust

    Erin Aust

    Graduate Lecturer

B

  • Angela N Barajas

    Angela N Barajas

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Co-Chair

    Fanship Studies, Pop Culture

  • Melissa Beard

    Melissa Beard

    Native American and Indigenous Studies, performance theory, ethnography, folklore, collective memory, historical trauma and genocide, film and television studies, gender studies and feminist theory

  • Ryan Bowerman

    Ryan Bowerman

    Graduate Lecturer

    Critical Development studies, citizenship, biopolitics, globalization, immigration, migration, colonialism, postcolonialism

C

  • S. Akina Canady

    S. Akina Canady

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

    Black feminism, intersectionality, publics/counterpublics, narrative theory, women's literature, media studies

  • Sarah Carpenter
  • Esma Husniye Celebioglu

    Esma Husniye Celebioglu

    Techno-religion, religious conservatism, neoliberal political economy, cultural politics, social/cultural resistance, social movements, digital activism.

  • Greg Conrow

    Greg Conrow

    Ethics with interest in phenomenology, deconstruction, Kantian aesthetics, especially the sublime

E

  • Terilee Edwards-Hewitt

    Terilee Edwards-Hewitt

    Graduate Lecturer, SOC Graduate Liaison

    Gender and Sexuality; mass and popular culture; social media/digital ethnography; disability, historical and modern US culture.

F

  • Megan Elizabeth Fariello
  • Matteo Ferrari

    Matteo Ferrari

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Underground music, subcultures, economic geography, deindustrialization, grassroots politics and activism, DIY, direct action.

  • Chelsea Frost

    Chelsea Frost

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Video game studies, transgender studies, queer and feminist theory, literary theory and criticism, media representation, identity formation and performance, human rights movements

G

  • Robert Gabriel

    Robert Gabriel

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Ashley Gaddy

    Ashley Gaddy

    Race/ethnicity, biopolitics, African American Studies

  • Austin Gallas

    Austin Gallas

    Graduate Lecturer

    Police reform, undercover surveillance in New York City history.

  • Elizabeth Anne Gibson

    Elizabeth Anne Gibson

    Graduate Lecturer

    Non-normative genders, the construction of gender, TV/film/media, the U.S. security state and queer bodies. The figure of the queer child/trans child

H

  • Collin Hawley

    Collin Hawley

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    chemical photography, film, vision, ocularcentrism, alienation, and subjectivity

  • Stephen Hickson

    Stephen Hickson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Working-class studies, 19th-century novel, sociolinguistics, graphic narrative, labor studies

  • Kristin Hillers

    Kristin Hillers

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

K

  • Christina R Kappel

    Christina R Kappel

    Gender and sexuality, mass and popular culture, postfeminism

  • Kyle Koeppe

    Kyle Koeppe

    A constellation of Marxist political economy, Frankfurt School aesthetics and critical environmental history as they pertain to the American Appalachian region and its history of coal mining and local music that runs the gamut from folk and bluegrass to black metal

L

  • Travis Ryan Lamken

    Travis Ryan Lamken

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Mass and popular culture, neoliberalism, media studies, and critical theory

  • Ray Ashton LeBlanc

    Ray Ashton LeBlanc

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Feminist and queer anthropology, ethnography, bodies and embodiment, gender and sexuality, drag performance

  • Lewis Levenberg

    Lewis Levenberg

    The internet, history of technology, history of philosophy, philosophy of history, critical theory, power relations, biopower, Africana philosophy, African art, art history, art theory.

  • Noel Lopez

M

  • Lindsey Macdonald

    Lindsey Macdonald

    Graduate Lecturer

    Marxist political economy, critical media studies, algorithmic culture, finance capital, and the digital gig economy

  • Matthew Malzkuhn
  • Ayondela McDole

    Ayondela McDole

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Black feminism, Black Marxism, Media Studies, Literature and Black identity.

  • Marintha Miles

    Marintha Miles

    Graduate Lecturer

    Migration, diaspora, political economy, digital activism, language politics, gender, international development, religion, ethnography, Central Asia, Tajikistan

  • Luma Mousa

    Luma Mousa

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Treasurer

    - Memory Studies - Narratology and narrative theory - Visual Culture - Media studies

  • Severin Mueller

    Severin Mueller

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Culture and Political Economy, Globalization, American and Southern Studies, Visual Culture

  • Kylie Musolf

    Kylie Musolf

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

N

  • Khoi Nguyen

    Khoi Nguyen

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    war and sexuality; globalization; militarization; queer refugees

P

  • Mark Edwin Peterson

    Mark Edwin Peterson

    Medievalism, Academia as Culture, The Significance of Library Collections.

  • Adam Proctor

    Adam Proctor

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Political economy, state theory, race and class, history and culture of the labor movement, globalization and imperialism

Q

  • Sharon Qiu

    Sharon Qiu

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Public Space and Tourism; Socialist Revolution and Propaganda; Informal Sector; Political Economy; Cuba; Latin American and Caribbean Studies

R

  • David Rheams

    David Rheams

    Political Economy, Digital Media Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Studies

  • Ashley Richardson

    Ashley Richardson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Film & television, American popular culture, digital & social media

  • Shauna Rigaud

    Shauna Rigaud

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

    Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing

  • Christina Riley

    Christina Riley

    Graduate Lecturer

    Social Movement Studies, affect theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, New Media Theory and Network Studies

  • Mohsen Roomipoor

    Mohsen Roomipoor

    Cultural studies, Islamic studies, sociology of culture, Middle East, subjectivity, identity, alienation, cultural changes

  • Eric W Ross

    Eric W Ross

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Museum studies, memory studies, dissensus, political subjectivity, and cultural policy

S

  • Laina Hanninen Saul
  • Natasha Sharma

    Natasha Sharma

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Transnational spaces, literature, South Asian American culture, kinship work, and The Midwest.

  • Aparna Shastri

    Aparna Shastri

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Global SVOD television, post-colonial studies, visual culture, South Asian cinema, mimetic theory, dialectics in film and television

  • Ian S Sinnett

    Ian S Sinnett

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Cultural musicology and musical semiotics, affect theory, popular culture, memory studies, media and technology, social activism

  • Pavithra Suresh

    Pavithra Suresh

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Diaspora, South Asian-American studies, transnational feminisms, disability, queer bodies, non-dominant epistemologies, critical pedagogy, governmentality and empire

T

  • Abla Triki

    Abla Triki

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Migration and Border Studies, Humanitarianism, Globalization, MENA

W

  • Andrew Wahnsiedler

    Andrew Wahnsiedler

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Wanjiku Wainaina

    Wanjiku Wainaina

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Gender, sexuality & globalization; transnational feminism; postfeminism; political economy; migration; Africana studies; coloniality of being.

  • Mariah Wakefield

    Mariah Wakefield

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Immersive art practices, cultural psychology, narrative identity theories, mass culture.

  • K. V. White

    K. V. White

    Social institutions, rhetoric/literature and politics, social control.

  • Landon S Wilkins

    Landon S Wilkins

    African American studies, power-based violence, masculinity, and social reproduction through the lens of education/educational spaces.

X

  • Chelsea Wenzhu Xu

    Chelsea Wenzhu Xu

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Film and media, popular culture, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, transnationalism

Y

  • Tolga Yalur

    Tolga Yalur

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Algorithms; Media; Film and Visual Studies; Psychoanalysis; Subjectivity; Globalization

  • Tauheeda Yasin Martin

    Tauheeda Yasin Martin

    Graduate Lecturer

    American Studies, legal and policy history, mass incarceration, comparative justice, poverty studies

Z

  • David Isaac Zeglen

    David Isaac Zeglen

    Graduate Lecturer

    Marxist political economy, Frankfurt school, uneven and combined development, globalization theory, international relations, nationalism, visual culture, the holocaust, celebrity studies, North Korean culture

  • Amy Zhang

    Amy Zhang

    Graduate Lecturer

    Museums, globalization, art, sociology of culture, museum studies, critical theory, art theory, art historiography, Arab States of the Persian Gulf