Our Current Students

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.

Allison Cabana IMG_2351

Allison’s current focus is around participatory action research (PAR and yPAR), production of knowledge and epistemology, social identities, and intersectionality.



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Loren is interested in the identification and subsequent investigation into barriers to and incentives, for developing critical consciousness and youth empowerment interventions.



Jenn Chmielewski

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 Cory's GC Picture

Cory Greene is a formerly incarcerated organizer/leader whose work focuses on participatory research and the cultivating of grassroots strategies to divest from systems/institutions/structures that maintain and reproduce histories of oppression .



Emese IlyesIMG_5021

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.



Gaurav Jashnani

Gaurav is a scholar, organizer, and educator, working at the nexus of racial, gender, and transformative justice



Johan Melchior

Johan’s research interests pivot around empowering and transformative interventions for groups working within the caring professions.



Kim NguyenNguyen

Kim’s research interests are in gender studies, child development within the cultural context, social justice, group dynamics, and political war trauma.



cristina onea profile picCristina Onea

Cristina’s research interests are varied, but focus on surveillance as well as transgenerational trauma as a result of mass human rights violations.



Sonia Sánchez

Sonia’s research explores and amplifies histories and contemporary examples of solidarity and kinship among liberation struggles, with a particular interest in the relationships between migrant justice, Indigenous, and Black liberation struggles.



Kate Sheesekatesheese

Kate’s research interests include embodiment and sexual subjectivities, reproductive justice, and migration policies/citizenship regimes/politics of categorization.



Patrick Sweeneydfpic

Patrick’s dissertation examines the ethical and methodological challenges that arise from contemporary controversies over the use of big data and social media data in psychological research



WindelFriederike Windel

Friederike is interested in critical whiteness, inclusion and exclusion, immigration, othering, positionality, and narrative research



Diane YoongDiane Yoong

Diane is interested in understanding the ways Asian American LGBT/queers negotiate (or not) the coming out framework.



Janan Shouhayib

Janan’s interests include narrative identity, critical personality theory, migration and diaspora, the study of lives, cities and geography, interracial relationships, and qualitative research

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