Our students enter the program from a wide range of fields and interests. Click on the links below to learn more about some of our current students.
Christin is currently working on her dissertation, Women’s solitary masturbation experiences: An intersectional approach to understanding the role of social power.
Allison’s current focus is around participatory action research (PAR and yPAR), production of knowledge and epistemology, social identities, and intersectionality.
Loren is interested in the identification and subsequent investigation into barriers to and incentives, for developing critical consciousness and youth empowerment interventions.
Jenn uses critical feminist theories and methods to explore women and girls’ lived experiences of gender, desire and sexual identity through an intersectional and social justice lens
Cory Greene is a formerly incarcerated organizer/leader in his fourth year of study.
Alexis is a sixth year student and is currently working on her dissertation on women’s self-defense.
James’ research focuses on the ways in which conceptual frameworks and implicit ideologies are formalized and perpetuated by institutions and internalized and resisted by people.
Emese is committed to understanding the lived experience of moral exclusion and how individuals oppressed by socially constructed and violent labels resist and challenge discrimination.
Wen is currently working on her dissertation to understand the dilemmas and struggles in the queer Asian diaspora in the context of US homonationalism and neoliberalism.
Johan is a third year student whose research interests pivot around empowering and transformative interventions for groups working within the caring professions.
Kim is a second year student whose research interests are in gender studies, child development within the cultural context, social justice, group dynamics, and political war trauma.
Cristina is a second year student whose research interests are varied, but focus on surveillance as well as transgenerational trauma as a result of mass human rights violations.
Sonia is a fifth year student whose research aims to explore in which ways understanding difference and complicity can be leveraged to consciously connect struggles to dismantle systems made to divide and oppress.
Kate is a sixth year student whose research interests include embodiment and sexual subjectivities, reproductive justice, and migration policies/citizenship regimes/politics of categorization.
Patrick’s dissertation uses computer-assisted text analysis and discourse analysis to study how scientific theories about the etiology of homosexuality have become part of public discourse.
Friederike is a first year student interested in social identity, agency, inclusion and exclusion, and narrative research.
Diane is a first year student interested in understanding the ways Asian American LGBT/queers negotiate (or not) the coming out framework.