current cluster fellows and research fellows
Note that prior to 2009, graduate students admitted to SHC all entered through the History Department. Since then, the SHC program has expanded to welcome students through all the humanities and social science departments.
Chelsea Frazier (African American Studies, entered 2013). Chelsea received an MA from Purdue in American Studies and her BA from Barnard in Women's Studies. She is studying black eco-feminism. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Rousse (MTS and Law School, entered 2013). Tommy earned a MA in Media, Technology, and Games at the University of Copenhagen, and a BA from Northwestern University in American Studies. He is studying mass media network technology as refracted through the American legal system. email@example.com.
Arielle Tolman (Sociology and Law School, entered 2013). Arielle received a BA from Wesleyan in Sociology and Neuroscience, and has more recently conducted research for the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is studying the intersection of legal rights and health care in the US and abroad. A-Tolman2019@nlaw.northwestern.edu.
Vincent Yung (Sociology, entered 2012) received a BA in Sociology and BS in Genetics and Plant Biology from UC Berkeley. His interests lie at the intersection of laboratory research, knowledge commodification, and higher education. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Baker (History, entered 2011). Kevin received a BA in History and Political Science and an MA in History from Georgia State University. He is interested in the interplay of the information sciences and projects for post-colonial development. Main advisor: Ken Alder. KevinBaker@u.northwestern.edu.
Bonnie Ernst (History, entered 2011). Bonnie has a BA in History from the University of Chicago, and her topics of interest include the social and cultural history of shifts in criminal justice systems. Main advisor: Michael Sherry. BonnieErnst2011@u.northwestern.edu.
Alka Menon (Sociology, entered 2011). Alka received a BA in Biology from Cornell University. Her interests include the intersections of gender, race, and class in relation to health, as well as the politics of sexuality.
Main advisor: Wendy Espeland.email@example.com.
Joseph Guisti (Sociology, entered 2010). Joseph has a BA from UCLA, where he majored in Sociology with a minor in Society and Genetics. Joseph’s interests include biomedicine, the internet, and health activism. Main advisor: Carol Heimer. JosephGuisti2014@u.northwestern.edu.
Kellie Owens (Sociology, entered 2010). Kellie has a BA from Michigan State University, where she studied Social Relations and Policy in the James Madison College of Public Affairs. She is interested in biomedicine, gender, and reproductive technologies.
Main advisor: Wendy Espeland. KellieOwens2015@u.northwestern.edu.
Margarita Rayzberg (Sociology, entered 2010). Margarita has a BS in International Business from Northeastern University and an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown. Her work unites science and technology studies with the sociology of markets. Main advisor: Chas Camic. MargaritaRayzberg2016@u.northwestern.edu.
Adam Plaiss (History, entered 2009). Adam has a BA from Indiana, Bloomington, and an MA in History from the University of Delaware. He works on late 19th and early 20th century US history, with a focus on infrastructure development. Main advisor: Ken Alder. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaimie Morse (Sociology, entered 2009). Jaime has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MA in Public Health from UCLA. She has worked on the issues of reproductive health in Africa and among Hispanic populations, and is interested in sociology of medicine.
Main advisor: Steven Epstein. email@example.com.
Alexandra Neame (Political Science, entered 2009). Lexi has BA from University of Queensland (Aus.) and an MA from the New School in Political Science. She is interested in the international/legal dimensions of genetic testing. Main advisor: James Farr. firstname.lastname@example.org.
current graduate affiliates