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’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 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 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 is a scholar, organizer, and educator, working at the nexus of racial, gender, and transformative justice
Johan’s research interests pivot around empowering and transformative interventions for groups working within the caring professions.
Kim’s research interests are in gender studies, child development within the cultural context, social justice, group dynamics, and political war trauma.
Cristina’s research interests are varied, but focus on surveillance as well as transgenerational trauma as a result of mass human rights violations.
Sonia’s 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’s research interests include embodiment and sexual subjectivities, reproductive justice, and migration policies/citizenship regimes/politics of categorization.
Janan’s interests include narrative identity, critical personality theory, migration and diaspora, the study of lives, cities and geography, interracial relationships, and qualitative research
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
Friederike is interested in critical whiteness, inclusion and exclusion, immigration, othering, positionality, and narrative research
Diane is interested in understanding the ways Asian American LGBT/queers negotiate (or not) the coming out framework.