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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.

Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker

Cluster Fellow

KevinBaker2017@u.northwestern.edu

(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.

Advisor: Ken Alder

Colin Bos

Colin Bos

Cluster Fellow

ColinBos2022@u.northwestern.edu

History, entered 2016

Colin Bos specializes in the history of medicine and West African intellectual history.

Advisor: Helen Tilley

Matthew Foreman

Matthew Foreman

Graduate Affiliate

MatthewForeman2021@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Claudia Garcia-Rojas

Claudia Garcia-Rojas

Graduate Affiliate

claudiagarciarojas2018@u.northwestern.edu

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

Livia Garofalo

Livia Garofalo

Graduate Affiliate

livia.garafalo@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Rebecca Seligman 

Joseph Guisti

Joseph Guisti

Cluster Fellow

JosephGuisti@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Carol Heimer

Austin Jenkins

Austin Jenkins

Cluster Fellow

austinjenkins@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Carol Heimer

E. Bennett Jones

E. Bennett Jones

Cluster Fellow

e.bennettjones@gmail.com

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. 

Advisors: Susan Pearson and Lydia Barnett 

Andrew Kim

Andrew Kim

Graduate Affiliate

andrewkim2022@u.northwestern.edu

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

Sandra Racek

Sandra Racek

Cluster Fellow

SandraRacek2014@u.northwestern.edu

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. 

Advisor: Claudia Swan

Margarita Rayzberg

Margarita Rayzberg

Cluster Fellow

MargaritaRayzberg2016@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Steven Epstein

Benjamin Riggs

Benjamin Riggs

Cluster Fellow

BenjaminRiggs2020@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Jake Smith

Thomas Rousse

Thomas Rousse

Cluster Fellow

t-rousse2019@nlaw.northwestern.edu

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.
Arielle Tolman

Arielle Tolman

Cluster Fellow

atolman@northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Carol Heimer

Rachel Wallner

Rachel Wallner

Cluster Fellow

RachelWallner2020@u.northwestern.edu

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. 

Advisor: Peter Carroll

Vincent Yung

Vincent Yung

Cluster Fellow

vincentyung@u.northwestern.edu

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.

Advisor: Jeremy Freese

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