Current Graduate 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.


profile picKevin Baker | Cluster Fellow

(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.

KevinBaker2017@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Ken Alder

 


chernoh-bah-140xChernoh Bah | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

chernohbah2022@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Helen Tilley


Savina Balasubramanian | Graduate Affiliateprofile pic

(Sociology, entered 2010)

savinabalasubramanian2015@u.northwestern.edu

 

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      ana diaz barriga  Ana Diaz Barriga | Cluster Fellow

(Theater and Drama, entered 2018)

              anadiazbarriga@u.northwestern.edu

                                                    

 


profile picJessica Biddlestone | Graduate Affiliate

(History, entered 2015)

JessicaBiddlestone2017@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Sarah Maza

 


 


profile picColin Bos | Cluster Fellow

(History, entered 2016) Colin Bos specializes in the history of medicine and West African intellectual history.

ColinBos2022@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Helen Tilley


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Beatrice Choi | Graduate Affiliate

(Rhetoric, entered 2012)

beachoi@gmail.com


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Cecilio Cooper | Graduate Affiliate

(African American Studies, entered 2012)

ceciliocooper@u.northwestern.edu


 

 

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Gil Engelstein 140x175Gil Engelstein | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

gilengelstin2020@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Deborah Cohen

 



Photo of Mallory FalinMallory Fallin | Cluster Fellow

(Sociology, entered 2015)

MalloryFallin2015@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Steven Epstein

 

 

 

 

 


iconDexter Fergie - Cluster Fellow

History

dexterfergie2023@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Daniel Immerwahr

 


profile picMary Beth Finch | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2006)

m-finch@northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 


matthew-foreman-168x210-.jpgMatthew Foreman | Graduate Affiliate

(History, entered 2016). Matthew received a BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong and an MSt in Global and Imperial History from Oxford. His interests lie at the intersection of knowledge production, the human sciencesand biopolitics.

 

MatthewForeman2021@u.northwestern.edu


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Chelsea Frazier  | Cluster Fellow

(African American Studies, entered 2013). Chelsea holds an MA from Purdue University in American Studies and a BA from Barnard College in Women’s Studies.

chelseafrazier2013@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Michelle Wright

 

 


claudia-garcia-rojas.jpgClaudia Garcia-Rojas | Graduate Affiliate

(African American Studies, entered 2015)

Claudia is a doctoral candidate in the department of African American studies completing a dissertation titled Blackness and the National Security Paradigm. Her research interests include Black social and political thought, security and surveillance studies,  continental philosophy, and intellectual histories of race and science. You can learn more about her scholarship here: https://www.afam.northwestern.edu/people/graduate-students/claudia-garcia-rojas.html

claudiagarciarojas2018@u.northwestern.edu

  


livia-garofalo---135x210.jpgLivia Garofalo | Graduate Affiliate

(Anthropology, entered 2014)

Livia is a PhD/MPH candidate in the Department of Anthropology and has a BS and MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Bologna, Italy. Her dissertation research examines how lay and expert framings risk, culpability, and brain health converge in the understanding and care of Traumatic Brain Injury in public health in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

livia.garafalo@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Rebecca Seligman

 

 

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Prince Grace | Cluster Fellow

(Sociology, entered 2018)

PhilipGrace2023@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Steve Epstein


photo of guistiJoseph Guisti | Cluster Fellow

(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 the sociology of knowledge, addiction, the sociology of health and illness, and organizations and institutions.

JosephGuisti@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Carol Heimer

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profile picMelanie Hall | Graduate Affiliate

(History, entered 2015)

MelanieHall2012@u.northwestern.edu


 

 


 profile picAustin Jenkins | Cluster Fellow

(Sociology, entered 2016) Austin holds a B.S. in the sociology of law, criminology, and deviance from the University of Minnesota. He is interested in the development of disease notions of addiction in the American nineteenth century and their reconfiguration in contemporary forms of legally-coerced substance abuse treatment.

austinjenkins@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Carol Heimer


photo of jonesE. Bennett Jones | Cluster Fellow

(History, entered 2014). Bennett received a BFA in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as an MA in museum studies from the University of Florida. Her interests include natural history, visual culture, and animal studies.

e.bennettjones@gmail.com 

Advisors: Susan Pearson and Lydia Barnett

 


norman-joshua-140xNorman Joshua | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

normanjoshua2015@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Haydon Cherry



Andrew Kim Andrew Kim | Graduate Affiliate

(Anthropology, entered 2018) Andrew Kim received a B.S. in Anthropology & Human Biology from Emory University in 2015. His interests include human biology, global mental health, developmental origins of health and disease, cross-cultural psychiatry and critical medical anthropology.

Advisor: Christopher Kuzawa

andrewkim2022@u.northwestern.edu

 


profile picMarcel Knudsen | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2011)

marcelknudsen2016@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


graduate-leveton-168x210.jpgJacob Henry Leveton | Graduate Affiliate

Art History - Global Modern and Contemporary

jacobleveton2017@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

   

 

 


youjia-li-140xYouJia Li | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

youjiali2014@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Amy Stanley


katya-maslakowski 140x170Katya Ann Maslakowski | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

katyamaslakowski2021@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Deborah Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

 


profile picGemma Mangione | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2009)

gemmamangione2015@u.northwestern.edu


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Jessica Meyer | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2012)

jessmeyer@u.northwestern.edu


profile picSaheli Nath | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2013)

s-nath@kellogg.northwestern.edu


profile picAlexandra Neame

(Political Science, entered 2009). Lexi Neame is a PhD candidate in Political Theory, and holds a B.A and M.Phil from the University of Queensland. She has written on political concepts in popular representations of genetics, and the historical entanglement of representative democracy with techniques of quantification and statistics.

lexineame@gmail.com

Advisor: Mary G. Dietz. 

 


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Jayson Maurice Porter | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

jaysonporter2021@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Paul Gillingham


 profile picSandra Racek | Cluster Fellow

(Art History, entered 2014). Sandra received her MA from University College London in the History of Art and a BA from Fordham University. She is interested in medical imagery form the early modern period in Europe. 

SandraRacek2014@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Claudia Swan



photo of rayzbergMargarita Rayzberg  | Cluster Fellow

(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.

MargaritaRayzberg2016@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Steven Epstein

 


Kaelin-Rapport-140x.jpgKaelin Rapport | Graduate Affiliate

Cultural Anthropology

kaelinrapport2022@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Adia Benton

 

 


profile picBenjamin Riggs | Cluster Fellow

(Screen Cultures, entered 2016). Ben earned a BA in Media Arts at the University of New Mexico and an MA in Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A former high school science teacher, he is interested in playful experiences with science across different media, particularly narrative entertainment media, and the formation of youth science cultures.

BenjaminRiggs2020@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Jake Smith


profile picChristopher Robertson | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2013)


christopherrobertson2013@u.northwestern.edu


profile picThomas Rousse  | Cluster Fellow

(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

 

 

 

 

 


Talia-Shabtay-140x.jpgTalia Shabtay | Graduate Affiliate

Art History

talia.shabtay@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


icon McKenzie Stupica | Cluster Fellow

Art History

McKenziestupica2023@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 


syvertsen-adam 140 Adam Syversten | Cluster Fellow

English

adamsyversten2025@u.northwestern.edu

 

 


photo of tolmanArielle Tolman  | Cluster Fellow

(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.

atolman@northwestern.edu

Advisor: Carol Heimer


photo of tubiOmri Tubi  | Cluster Fellow

(Sociology, entered 2015)

OmriTubi2015@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Wendy Espeland


profile picStefan Volger | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2012) Stefan is a PhD candidate in sociology and is currently completing work on his dissertation "Ruling Sexuality: Law, Expertise, and the Making of Sexual Knowledge."

stefanvogler2012@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Steve Epstein


Photo of Rachel WallnerRachel Wallner  | Cluster Fellow

(History, entered 2015). Rachel studies discourse on science and the formation of academic disciplines in twentieth-century China.  Her research currently focuses on the politics of Chinese geographic knowledge production during the Second World War. 

RachelWallner2020@u.northwestern.edu

Advisor: Peter Carroll


profile picChristine Wood | Graduate Affiliate

(Sociology, entered 2005)

c-wood@northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 


guangshuo-yang-140xGuangshuo Yang | Graduate Affiliate

History - Entered 2017

gy@u.northwestern.edu


profile picChristina Young | Graduate Affiliate

(Clinical Psychology, entered 2011)

christinayoung2017@u.northwestern.edu


photo of yungVincent Yung  | Cluster Fellow

(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

Advisor: Jeremy Freese