Graduate Assistants

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  • 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

  • Melissa N Bruce

    Melissa N Bruce

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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  • Saria Canady

    Saria Canady

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Sarah Carpenter
  • Esma Husniye Celebioglu

    Esma Husniye Celebioglu

    Graduate Research Assistant

    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

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  • Austin Deray

    Austin Deray

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Medieval gender and sexuality, codes of normativity in gender and sexuality, neo-medievalism, popular culture, social institutionalism, medieval queenship, sociohistorical construction of heteronormative masculinity, collegiate masculinity, and collegiate sexual expression

  • Basak Durgun

    Basak Durgun

    Graduate Lecturer

    Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities

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  • Ashley Gaddy

    Ashley Gaddy

    Race/ethnicity, biopolitics, African American Studies

  • Austin Gallas

    Austin Gallas

    Graduate Lecturer

  • Elizabeth Gibson

    Elizabeth 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

  • Caroline Guthrie

    Caroline Guthrie

    Graduate Lecturer

    Well-being, positive lifestyle, and organizational cultures

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  • Christina R Kappel

    Christina R Kappel

    Gender and sexuality, mass and popular culture, postfeminism

  • Kayla Keener

    Kayla Keener

    Graduate Lecturer

    Affect, irony, phenomenology, neoliberalism, niche markets and consumer culture, popular culture, alternative genders and sexualities

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Lindsey Macdonald

    Lindsey Macdonald

    Graduate Lecturer

    Marxist political economy, critical media studies, critical theory.

  • Matthew Malzkuhn
  • Ayondela McDole

    Ayondela McDole

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Black feminism, popular culture, media, film, TV, 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

  • Severin Mueller

    Severin Mueller

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Film & visual culture, transnationalism, globalization, space and place, Southern Studies

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  • Khoi Nguyen

    Khoi Nguyen

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    war and sexuality; globalization; militarization; queer refugees

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  • Adam Proctor

    Adam Proctor

    Graduate Research Assistant

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

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  • David Rheams

    David Rheams

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

  • Ashley Richardson

    Ashley Richardson

    Graduate Research Assistant

  • Shauna Rigaud

    Shauna Rigaud

    Community Based Learning Coordinator

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

  • Christina Riley

    Christina Riley

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    New media theory, social movement studies, affect theory, biopolitics, gender and sexuality studies, concentrating on feminism(s), queer theory

  • 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

    American Studies, 20th century American cultural and political history, museum studies, institutionalization of memory, political subjectivity, popular culture and media studies

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  • Laina Hanninen Saul
  • Natasha Sharma

    Natasha Sharma

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

  • Pavithra Suresh

    Pavithra Suresh

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

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  • Andrew Wahnsiedler

    Andrew Wahnsiedler

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • KV White

    KV 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.

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  • Tolga Yalur

    Tolga Yalur

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Technology, globalization, film & media

  • Tauheeda Yasin Martin

    Tauheeda Yasin Martin

    Graduate Lecturer

    Legal and policy history, poverty, mass incarceration, early American history

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  • 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 Teaching Assistant

    Museums, cultural institutions, cultural policy, globalization and art, art and political economy, critical theory, postcolonial theory, museum studies, art theory, art historiography, Arab States of the Persian Gulf