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Graduate Students

  • Marwa Abdalla

    Marwa Abdalla
    Research Interests: Media, Critical Muslim Studies, Islamophobia, Racism and Racialization
  • Nima Boscarino

    Nima Boscarino

    Research Interests: Consent, AI, platform capitalism, community-owned technology, political economy, phenomenology, media studies

  • C. Abby Bratton

    C. Abby Bratton

    Research Interests: Bioethics, communication of emergent biotechnologies, science fiction/speculative worldbuilding, biomedical/tissue engineering, genetics as storytelling, narrative accessibility, science policy/STS, synthetic/astro/marine/conservation biology, poetics/hermeneutics
  • Taylor Brough

    Taylor Brough
  • Tony Hyunduck Cho

    Tony Hyunduck Cho

    Science Studies Program
    Research Interests: Anthropology of technological acceleration, design after acceleration, “slow futures,” material design, environmental justice and social inequality in design, critical data studies
  • Yi-Lin Eli Chung

    Yi-Lin Eli Chung
    Research Interests: The lineage between Japanese classical theatre and popular culture; media adaptation; cross-cultural media production; representation of trauma in art; the cultural impact of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; geography in visual culture; queerness, race, and gender in media

  • Googie (Marion) Daniels

    Googie (Marion) Daniels

    Graduate Student Co-Coordinator, Transdisciplinary Disability Studies
    Research Interests: Deaf communities, American Sign Languages, US disability legislation and policy, bi/multilingualism, linguistic colonialism, accessibility, intersectionality.

  • Magdalena Donea

    Magdalena Donea

    Science Studies Program
    Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellow

    Research Interests: Visual culture and lived experience of disaster and displacement; critical disaster and critical infrastructure studies, STS; time and temporalities of disaster; media archaeology; digital humanities; critical data studies.
  • Ignacio Evans

    Ignacio Evans
  • Dana Ekhitar

    Dana Ekhitar

    Research Interests: Critical Media Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Migration and Asylum Studies
  • Carmel Farzaneh

    Carmel Farzaneh

    Research Interests:
    Birth Justice, Postpartum Care, Community Care, Public Health, Food Access, Photography, Advancing Participation towards Justice

  • Rachel Fox

    Rachel Fox

    Science Studies Program
    Critical Gender Studies Program
    Research Interests: Fat Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Studies/Critical Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Weight Stigma, Narrative Medicine/Health Humanities, Representation, Culture & Semiotics, Qualitative Methods

  • Keli L Gabinelli

    Keli L Gabinelli
    Research Interests: Housing, property technologies, suburbia, the nuclear family
  •  Sam Gaffney

    Sam Gaffney
    Research Interests: Coal, extractivism, labor and labor history, environmentalism and environmental justice, techno-idealism, infrastructure
  • Francis Galang

    Francis Galang
    Research Interests: Aspiration, cultural industries, political subjectivity, affect theory, artistic dreaming, musicianship and music industry, labor studies, biopower, attention and intermediation, merit and deservingness, community and subculture, politics of alternatives, media and becoming, biography as restoration

  • Gray Golding

    Gray Golding
    Research Interests: History of architecture, disability studies, critical whiteness studies, settler colonialism studies, history of medicine

  • Eva Marie Gonzalez Ruskiewicz

    Eva Marie Gonzalez Ruskiewicz
    Research Interests: Queer and trans studies; popular music and sound studies; performance studies
  • Aaron Gozum

    Aaron Gozum

    Research Interests: Creative activism, socially engaged art, performance, sound and music, Filipinx cultural production, theories of the human (race), transnational feminisms and social reproduction theory, queer theory and subjectless critique, memory and place-making

  • Anvar Hassanpour

    Anvar Hassanpour
    Research Interests: Political economy of film and media, critical film studies and practice, “totality” in film and media production, decolonizing film practice, documentary films

  • Keven Hernandez

    Keven Hernandez

    Research Interests: Diaspora Studies, Migration Studies, Affect Theory, Critical Race Theory, Labor Studies, Critical Film and Television studies.

  • Dorothy Howard

    Dorothy Howard

    Research Interests: Cognitive and material aspects of participation and work in information societies, post(de)colonial critiques of information production, social computing, feminist research methodologies, information activism, syndicalism, the history of volunteering, archives, and contemporary and digital art practices.
  • Ramal L. Johnson

    Ramal L. Johnson
    Research Interests: Studying superhero media and implementing ethnography, ethnology, deconstructive reflexivity, critical race theory, and epistemology and axiology from anthropological standpoints.
  • Kerry Keith

    Kerry Keith

    Critical Gender Studies Program

    Research Interests: Critical geography; prison abolition; environmental toxicity; infrastructure
  • Sookyong Ko

    Sookyong Ko
    Research Interests: Media theory, phenomenology, visual culture, visual semiotics, cultural studies, affect theory, emotional and sensual aspects of media interaction, theories on evolving media and human perception of information.
  • Julia Kott

    Julia Kott

    Science Studies Program
    Research Interests: Accessibility, digital classrooms, instructional design, surveillance technologies, histories of technologies, subjectivities, online proctoring and other forms of watching.
  • Olga Lazitski

    Olga Lazitski
    Keywords: media endarkenment, alternative professional journalism, journalistic norms, journalistic practices, ideology of objectivity, media systems, hybrid regimes, authoritarianism, propaganda, public spheres, populism, nationalism, ethnography, discourse analysis, situational analysis, grounded theory

  • Grant Leuning

    Grant Leuning

  • Yazhou Liu

    Yazhou Liu

  • Kathryne Metcalf

    Kathryne Metcalf

    Science Studies Program
    Research Interests: (post)genomics, biomedicine, tissue economies, critical data studies, privacy and health data, surveillance studies
  • Loreto Montero

    Loreto Montero
    Research Interests: The relationship between media images and collective memory about the last decade in Chilean society
  • Joseph Moreno

    Joseph Moreno

  • Teresa Naval

    Teresa Naval

    Science Studies Program

  • Lindsey Ortega

    Lindsey Ortega
    Research Interests: Anti-imperialism, climate justice, decolonizing epistemologies, food sovereignty, mutual aid, revolutionary socialism, U.S. hegemony

  • Ivonne Ramirez

    Ivonne Ramirez
    Research Interests: Xicanx studies, film studies, critical media studies, critical cultural studies, transborder relations, feminist studies, gender and sexuality, and visual ethnography.

  • Erika Ramirez-Mayoral

    Erika Ramirez-Mayoral

    Critical Gender Studies Program
    Research Interests: Gendered Notions of Place and Placemaking, Rural Studies, Oral History Practices, Development and Infrastructure
  • Nithyanand Rao

    Nithyanand Rao

    Science Studies Program

    Research Interests:  Science-state-publics relations, Journalism studies, History of particle physics in India
  • Vandhana Ravi

    Vandhana Ravi

  • Alexis Reed

    Alexis Reed

    Research Interests: Media, Japanese Popular Culture, Globalization, Transnationalism
  • Paula Santa Rosa Siqueira Mendes

    Paula Santa Rosa Siqueira Mendes

  • Lian Song

    Lian Song

    Science Studies Program

  • Bárbara Tauffner De Souza

    Bárbara Tauffner De Souza
    Research Interests: Political communication, scientific communication, public opinion, disinformation, social network analysis, comparative analysis, discourse analysis, knowledge and power, neoconservatism and neoliberalism in Brazil, critical global health, and climate crisis.


  • Veronica Uribe del Aguila

    Veronica Uribe del Aguila

    Science Studies Program
    Feminist Labor Lab
    Research Interests: Intersection between critical geography, design, labor, and feminist/ decolonial STS
  • Elisabeth Wiering

    Elisabeth Wiering

  • Nicoletta Vangelisti

    Nicoletta Vangelisti

    Critical Gender Studies Program
    Artist and digital entertainment producer
    Senior Teaching Assistant
    Research Interests: Political economy of art philanthropy, media making as resistance, critical gender studies, decolonial art practice, antiracist methodologies, ethics of storytelling, institutional ethnography, transgender studies
  • Ifsha Zehra

    Ifsha Zehra

    Research Interests: Visual Anthropology, Ethnography, Images and Visual Culture, Political Conflict, Militarization, Violence, Gender, Intersectionality, Decoloniality, Memory/Memorialization, Archives, South Asia (particularly Kashmir).
  • Linnea Zeiner

    Linnea Zeiner
    Research Interests: Grunge, punk, Mixed Reality Pedagogy/Design, Digital Humanities Pedagogy/Design, girls’ studies, Sci-fi/Pop Dystopias, 19th-20th Century U.S. History