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GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

students

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. chelseafrazier2013@u.northwestern.edu.
  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. t-rousse2019@nlaw.northwestern.edu.

Arielle Tolman (Sociology and Law School, entered 2013).  Ari 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 public health in the US and abroad. Main advisor: Carol Heimer. Atolman@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. vincentyung@u.northwestern.edu.

 

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.
alkamenon2011@u.northwestern.edu
  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 risk.
Main advisor: Steven Epstein. 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: Steven Epstein. 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. adam.plaiss@gmail.com.

 

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. jaimiemorse2014@u.northwestern.edu.

 

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. lexineame@gmail.com. 

 

current graduate affiliates

 

LAST

FIRST

EMAIL

YR1

HOME DEPT

Balasubramanian Savina savinabalasubramanian2015@u.northwestern.edu 2010 Sociology
Caldwell Michael michaelcaldwell2013@u.northwestern.edu 2013 Chemistry
Choi Beatrice beachoi@gmail.com 2012 Rhetoric

Church

Victoria

victoria.c@u.northwestern.edu

2008

BMBCD/IBiS (Bio)

Clepper Catherine cclepper@gmail.com  

RTVF/Screen Cultures

 

Cooper Cecilio ceciliocooper@u.northwestern.edu 2012

African American Studies

 

Finch

Mary Beth

m-finch@northwestern.edu

2006

Sociology

Gong Xirui xiruigong2013@u.northwestern.edu 2013 Chemistry

Goodmann

Emily

e-goodmann@northwestern.edu

 

SoC

June

Matthew mattjune@u.northwestern.edu 2013

History

Kim

Charlie (Jeong-Chui)

jeongkim2008@u.northwestern.edu

2006

Sociology

Knudsen Marcel marcelknudsen2016@u.northwestern.edu 2011 Sociology

Koski

Jess

JessicaKoski2011@u.northwestern.edu

2006

Sociology

Lodewyck

Laura

Lizibeth@aol.com

2009

IPTD

Mangione

Gemma

gemmamangione2015@u.northwestern.edu

2009

Sociology

Matlhare Sakhile sakhilematlhare2017@u.northwestern.edu 2012 Sociology
Meyer Jessica jessicameyer2012@u.northwestern.edu 2012

Sociology

 

Nath Saheli s-nath@kellogg.northwestern.edu 2013 Sociology

Oliver

Elizabeth

elizabetholiver2013@u.northwestern.edu

2009

Art History

Onasch Liz elizabethonasch2012@u.northwestern.edu  

Sociology

 

Puckett

Cassidy

Cassidy@u.northwestern.edu

2008

Sociology

Raghavan

Aditi

AditiRaghavan@northwestern.edu

2008

MTS

Robertson Christopher christopherrobertson2013@u.northwestern.edu   Sociology
Scangas Anastasia achscangas@gmail.com   Chemistry

Siles

Ignacio

isiles@u.northwestern.edu

2008

MTS

Sweaney

Kati

sweaneyk@gmail.com

2008

IPTD

Szczepaniak-Gillece

Jocelyn

Jocelyn@northwestern.edu

2007

RTVF/Screen Cultures

Van den Scott

Lisa-Jo

LisaJoVan2014@u.northwestern.edu

2009

Sociology

Walter

Martin

valt@hotmail.com

2008

Political Science

Wang Dongshu wdongshu@gmail.com 2013

Engineering

 

Warren

Maureen

mwarren@u.northwestern.edu

2008

Art History

Wood

Christine

c-wood@northwestern.edu

2005

Sociology

Young

Christina

christinayoung2017@u.northwestern.edu

2011

Clinical Psychology


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