Graduate Assistants


  • Serena L Abdallah

    Serena L Abdallah

    Graduate Lecturer

  • 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

    Sociology: humanities, public sociology, political sociology, social movements, advocacy, transnational justice, reconciliation, cultural trauma, and collective memory in a post-conflict society. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anand Panamthottam Cherian

    Anand Panamthottam Cherian

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Migration Spaces

  • 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.

  • 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 Gruber

    Kate Gruber

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

  • Debamita Guha

    Debamita Guha

    Graduate Lecturer



  • Guinevive Alyce Halstead-Johnson

    Guinevive Alyce Halstead-Johnson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Anthropology: Zooarchaeology, aDNA, genomics, bioarchaeology

  • Umida Hashimova

    Umida Hashimova

    Graduate Research Assistant

    International migration, Central Asia, soft power, mixed-method research

  • 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 Kühne

    Greta Klaudia Kühne

    Graduate Teaching Assistant



  • Mohamed Mohamed

    Mohamed Mohamed

    Graduate Teaching 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

    Qualitative and quantitative research methods



  • Omer Pacal

    Omer Pacal

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Sociology: Area(s) of Interest: Market formation, Peasants and Politics, State and Violence, and Political Movements in 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: Higher education; higher education administration; academic affairs; community college; college transfer partnership; institutional belonging; advanced quantitative methods; mixed methods


  • Sharon Qiu

    Sharon Qiu

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Governance, Informal Sector, Critical Ethnography, Socialism, Political Economy, Cuba, Latin American and Caribbean Studies


  • Karthik Ramanujam

    Karthik 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: Anthropology: bioarchaeology, paleopathology, developmental stress, biodistance analysis, resilience theory, diet, phenotypic plasticity, peopling of the americas (Brazil), hunter-gatherers, marginalization, colonialism.

  • Emily Schopmeyer

    Emily Schopmeyer

    Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • 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: Sociology of Everyday Life; Digital Nomads; Social Media; Early Adulthood; Health Disparities; Housing; Popular Culture


  • Tom Gene Wells

    Tom Gene Wells

    Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • Ozzy Raylene Whitley

    Ozzy Raylene Whitley

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

  • Kellie S. Wilkerson

    Kellie S. Wilkerson

    Graduate Research Assistant

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


  • Margaret Zeddies

    Margaret Zeddies

    Graduate Lecturer

    Sociology: Children and Youth, Cultural Sociology, Globalization, Humanitarian Aid, International Development, Public Sociology, Political Economy, Postcolonialism, Study Abroad