Graduate Assistants


  • Rasmieyh R Abdelnabi

    Rasmieyh R Abdelnabi

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Sociology of Globalization, Social Movements, Transnational Women's Movements, Arab Culture and Society, Gender and Feminist Studies

  • Sara Mohammed M Aftab

    Sara Mohammed M Aftab

    Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • Hansel Alejandro Aguilar Avila

    Hansel Alejandro Aguilar Avila

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Sociology: trasnationalism, crimmigration, unaccompanied minors, deported migrants, Northern Triangle, Honduras, youth, human rights, integration, re-integration, religion

  • Meredith Amato

    Meredith Amato

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: Bioarchaeology, Colonialism

  • Claire Anderson

    Claire Anderson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: collective/social memory and policy making; post-conflict commemoration and remembrance; post-socialist Eastern Europe; Poland


  • Alexis Beard

    Alexis Beard

    Graduate Research Assistant


  • Courtney Bell

    Courtney Bell

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: NAVIGATING INTIMACY: marriage, polyamory, sexuality, sex education, consent, women & gender studies; PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY: sociology of education, qualitative research, mixed methods, documentary filmmaking, pop culture

  • Drew Bonner

    Drew Bonner

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: food environments, food insecurity, food justice and nutrition education

  • Koty S Bowen

    Koty S Bowen

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: Political Anthropology, Queer Anthropology, Tourism, Globalization

  • Ruth Ann Brenton

    Ruth Ann Brenton

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Isabella F Burns

    Isabella F Burns

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: sociology of education, language in society, literacy, ESL students, disparities in education institutions


  • Gabriella Claire Campbell

    Gabriella Claire Campbell

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: paleopathology; violence and peace in hunter-gatherer populations; science communication; museum curation

  • Alexander Robert Carle

    Alexander Robert Carle

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: spaces and functions of religion, Sikh diaspora, India (Punjab), globalization, identity, ethnographic methods and theory, postcolonialism, gentrification

  • Kristopher Ray Cleland

    Kristopher Ray Cleland

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Food Security & Sovereignty, Deservingness, Qualitative Methods, Pedagogy, Critical Theory, and Applied & Public Sociology

  • Camille A Cronkhite

    Camille A Cronkhite

    Graduate Teaching Assistant



  • Dhruv Deepak

    Dhruv Deepak

    Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • Lili Deveneau

    Lili Deveneau

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Sociology: human rights; gender; childhood studies; (in)equality; public health; mixed methods; critical sociology; public sociology; interprofessional collaboration

  • Brianna L Dittmer

    Brianna L Dittmer

    Graduate Teaching Assistant



  • Mohamed Elgohari

    Mohamed Elgohari

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Political Sociology, Law, Democratization, Social Movements, Middle East, Egypt.

  • Melinda Elser

    Melinda Elser

    Graduate Teaching Assistant



  • Fanni Farago

    Fanni Farago

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: sociology of education, immigration, life course transitions, emotions, health, applied sociology, and mixed-methods research

  • Alexia Ferguson

    Alexia Ferguson

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Sociology: Sociology: Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Human Rights, Civic Engagement


  • Arvind Geetha Christo

    Arvind Geetha Christo

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Development, Development-induced Displacement, Conservation-induced Displacement, social movements, rural protests, indigeneity, and ethnography.

  • Eirini Giannaraki

    Eirini Giannaraki

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Globalization, forced migration, mixed methods research, refugee integration

  • Amanda Lyn Goush

    Amanda Lyn Goush

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: prehistoric warfare, skeletal trauma interpretation, burial practices, taphonomy, paleopathology, and forensic anthropology

  • Pamela Ramirez Graves

    Pamela Ramirez Graves

    Graduate Professional Assistant


  • Kate Shannon Gruber

    Kate Shannon Gruber

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: bioarchaeology, indigenous rights, repatriation, museum collections management ethics

  • Debamita Guha

    Debamita Guha

    Graduate Teaching Assistant



  • Guinevive Alyce Halstead-Johnson

    Guinevive Alyce Halstead-Johnson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: Zooarchaeology, aDNA, genomics, bioarchaeology

  • Patrick Willette Healey

    Patrick Willette Healey

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Gender and sexuality; the role of political art in social movements and public sociology; qualitative and quantitative research methods; statistical analysis

  • Deepika Hooda

    Deepika Hooda

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Globalization, global tech labor, migration, digital culture, computational social science, and social movements.

  • Jill Howard

    Jill Howard

    Graduate Research Assistant



  • Tharuna Kalaivanan

    Tharuna Kalaivanan

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Sociology: Higher Education; Workplace; Culture; Social Stratification; Student Experiences; Lived Experiences; Race, Class, and Gender; Identity; Second-Generation Immigrants; First-Generation College Students; Asian Americans; Women; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Belonging; Educational Transitions; Qualitative Methods; Mixed-Methods; Applied Research; Evaluation.

  • Aleezay Khaliq

    Aleezay Khaliq

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Immigration, Social capital, Community engagement, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Belonging, Globalization.

  • Zahra Khan

    Zahra Khan

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Women and gender issues, human rights, social and cultural change

  • Greta Klaudia Kuhne

    Greta Klaudia Kuhne

    Graduate Teaching Assistant



  • Mohamed Mohamed

    Mohamed Mohamed

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Sociology: Sociology of Religion, Politics of the Middle East, Islamism, Religious Education, Religious Institutions


  • Junghyun Nam

    Junghyun Nam

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Social Movements, Urban Sociology, Political Sociology, protest, public space

  • Ismail Nooraddini

    Ismail Nooraddini

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Quantitative and qualitative research methods, family and adolescence, immigration, and gender.



  • Omer Pacal

    Omer Pacal

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Social movements, political sociology, knowledge production, colonialism, anti-colonial struggles, and the Middle East

  • Juhee Park

    Juhee Park

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Social Movements, Memory Studies

  • Kevin Nazar Pastor

    Kevin Nazar Pastor

    Graduate Lecturer

    Sociology of Globalization, Transnationalism, Human Rights, Sociology of Development, International Politics, Social Movements, Migration, Latin America and US International Relations, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, The Collective Unconscious

  • Briana L Pocratsky

    Briana L Pocratsky

    Graduate Lecturer

    Sociology: Sociology: popular culture, youth, class, sociology of everyday life

  • Maia Punksungka

    Maia Punksungka

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Sociology of education; higher education; community college; lifelong learning; civic engagement; quantitative research methodology


  • Sharon Qiu

    Sharon Qiu

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Governance, Informal Sector, Critical Ethnography, Post-socialism, Political Economy, Cuba, Latin American and Caribbean Studies


  • Karthik Balaji Ramanujam

    Karthik Balaji Ramanujam

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Political Sociology, Critical Theory, Political Economy, Caste in India

  • Samantha Retrosi

    Samantha Retrosi

    Graduate Research Assistant


  • Maxwell David Rollins

    Maxwell David Rollins

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Roots of Nationalism, Sub-state Self-determination Movements, the Nature of the State, Himalayan Societies


  • Livia B Santos

    Livia B Santos

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: Paleopathology, dental anthropology, bioarchaeology, phenotypic plasticity, peopling of the americas, marginalization, colonialism.

  • Emily Schopmeyer

    Emily Schopmeyer

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Maria Locke Sellers

    Maria Locke Sellers

    Graduate Lecturer

    Anthropology: Anthropology: bioarchaeology, human osteology, developmental stress, migration

  • Sevil Suleymani

    Sevil Suleymani

    Graduate Teaching Assistant




  • Maria Valdovinos

    Maria Valdovinos

    Graduate Lecturer

    Sociology: Policing, Corrections, Prisoner Reentry, Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Legal System, Evidence-Based Crime Policy

  • Emma Vetter

    Emma Vetter

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Social Networks; Digital Nomads; Social Media; Housing; Early Adulthood; Health Disparities

  • Blake Vullo

    Blake Vullo

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Sociology: Transnational Social Movements, Political Sociology, Sustainable Development, Social Policy, and Feminist Thought


  • Tom Gene Wells

    Tom Gene Wells

    Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • Ozzy Raylene Whitley

    Ozzy Raylene Whitley

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Public folklore, ethnomusicology, scapelore, cultural geography, Appalachia, American South.

  • Kellie Wilkerson

    Kellie Wilkerson

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Applied Sociology/Evaluation Research, Globalization, Sociology of Education, Statistics/Quantitative Methodology


  • Margaret Zeddies

    Margaret Zeddies

    Graduate Lecturer

    Sociology: Globalization, Cultural Sociology, Children and Youth, Humanitarianism, International Development, Study Abroad, Postcolonialism, Political Economy