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Graduate Students

Graduate Students in the American Culture doctoral program conduct interdisciplinary research on a wide range of American studies topics in consultation with dedicated faculty advisors drawing on various disciplines, including history, English,women's studies, law, religious studies, media studies, museum studies, psychology, medicine, art history, and architecture, among many others.

Juan Rodriguez Barrera
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 20th-century African-American history and culture, the cultural Cold War, proletarian fiction and poetry
Sergio Barrera
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Critical Masculinities and Anti-Patriarchy Studies, Women of Color Feminisms, Queer of Color Critique, Dance and Performance Studies, Latina/o/x student experiences at universities, and embodiment in gendered spaces.
Glenesha Berryman
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Black feminisms, cultural studies, pop music studies, and the Obama era
Loveleen Brar
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: Asian American Studies, Migrant Labor, Critical Food Studies, and Women of Color Feminisms
Michael Brier
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: History of anti-discrimination law and colorblind rhetoric in the US; political technologies; intellectual history
Kathleen Brown
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Contribute to the recovery of marginalized Spanish Civil War writers and place them in transnational networks of cultural exchange and solidarity.
Casidy Campbell
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Black Girlhood, Black Feminism and Black Women's History, Internet and Digital Studies, Tech History
Henry Chen
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Asian American history and culture; critical mixed race studies; and queer of color critique
Sena Duran
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Arab and Muslim American Studies; Film Studies; Women of Color Feminisms; Post/Decolonial Studies; Race, Gender, Sexuality and U.S. Film Industries
Dejan Duric
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Religion, law, migration, social activism, undocumented youth, the sanctuary movement, Central American, and Chicana/o studies.
Jasmine Ehrhardt
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of Study: Ethnonationalism, digital media studies, social networks, visual cultures, and Asian American studies.
Belquis Elhadi
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Arab and Muslim American studies, media and cultural studies, women of color feminisms, race and racialization, representations of visibly Muslim women.
Mona Hagmagid
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: Historical impact of Muslim-Americans on the fabric of American culture, concentrating on the racial, class, and sectarian differences that made up 20th-century Muslim-American communities.
Irene Inatty
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: Literary and critical food studies in the Global South, continental philosophy, queer studies, and social change.
Charlotte Juergens
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Memory Studies, Public History, Oral History, Visual Culture, Material Culture, Museum Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Archives.
Michelle pruneah Kim
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Critical Food Studies, Critical Race Theory, Migrant Studies, and Diaspora Studies
Adrian King
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: Black Trans Studies, Trans and Queer of Color Critique, Popular Culture Studies, Black Gender and Sexuality Studies
Erin Leary
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Native American/ Indigenous studies; environmental/ climate humanities, science, and culture; Indigenous and environmental futurities; (de)colonial imaginations; place-making; literary and historical studies; visual culture
Kyle Lindsey
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: On- and offline experiences of asexual people of color, and analyze U.S. sexual politics in our contemporary moment.
Traci Lombre
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 19th and 20th-century cultural history of African Americans in the mid-west, Harlem Renaissance, Jazz history and culture, Black music, and community development.
Alice Mishkin
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Intersections of White supremacy, Zionism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia; Palestinian solidarity movements in the United States; Self-narrative and activist identity development
Emily Na
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: African American literature, visual culture, American slavery, memory, museums
Pau Nava
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Chicana/o art, Latina/o studies, Mexican Chicago, Feminist Archival Studies, Queer Latinidad, Visual Culture
Kate O'Connor
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Disability studies; 19th and 20th century US; Institutionalization; History of Childhood and Youth; History of Medicine; Migration & Industrialization on Detroit/Canada border.
Chloe Perry
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: Digital Studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and social media / online forums.
Robert Ramaswamy
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 20th century US; urban history; labor history; history of capitalism; gender; feminist theory; Marxist theory.
Megan Rim
Graduate Student
Fields of study: How people of color in contemporary social movements utilize media and digital technologies.
Cengiz Salman
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Digital studies, unemployment and labor (formal and informal), critiques of capitalism, and racial capitalism.
Jasleen Singh
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Sikh diaspora, activism and subjectivities in the post-9/11 era, transnational narratives, feminist and queer theories, digital assemblages, and community development.
Kyera Singleton
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Black women’s bodies and diaspora.
Hanah Stiverson
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Digital Studies, Cultural Studies, New Media, Far-right ideologies, and Extremism
Aurelis Troncoso
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: African Diaspora and Gender Studies, Intersectionalities of race, gender, (queer) sexuality, Afro-Latinidad in the Caribbean and U.S., Black Feminist Queer Theory, West African Spirituality in Cuba, and the U.S. post-colonization.
Kerry White
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Trans and Queer of Color Critique, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, Ethnographic Writing"
Julianna Loera Wiggins
Graduate Student Instructor FA21
Fields of study: Chicana/o Studies, Latina/o Studies; Performance Studies; Latina Feminist Phenomenology; Social Movements & Activism; Oral History/Testimonio, Ethnography