Graduate Students Directory

  • Noah Allington

  • Tawfiq Ammari

  • Gabrielle Barr

    Gabrielle Barr

    Archives and records management. I am interested in English cultural and medical history and ultimately hope to work at a medical history archive or library upon graduation.

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    Katherine Beydler

    PhD in Classical Studies

  • JamieBudnick

    Jamie Budnick

    Construction of knowledge about non-heterosexualities in social science; inclusion, measurement, and classification in survey research.

  • Ayse Buyuktur

    Ayse Buyuktur

    Cyberinfrastructure and values in design.

  • George Carter

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    Nick Caverly

    Work, economic extraction, and hazardous materials from Detroit's "dangerous buildings"; reformatting of inequality through urban and occupational space; waste management technologies.

  • Melissa Chalmers

    Melissa Chalmers

    Understanding print media digitization as a sociotechnical phenomenon, especially the work, workers, and infrastructures underlying large-scale cultural heritage digitization; how ideas of access and accessibility both motivate and are produced.

  • Padma Chirumamilla

  • Anoff Cobblah

    Representations of scientific play and work in nineteenth-century literature; the role of play in the construction of scientific knowledge; nineteenth-century relationship between science and literature, with an emphasis on physics.

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    Danielle Czarnecki

    Reproductive politics in the U.S., examining religion and assisted reproductive technologies. I am interested in how infertile Christian women navigate science, religion, and the potential moral dilemmas they face when trying to have a child.

  • Robyn d'Avignon

    Robyn d'Avignon

    Anthropology and history of development, informal economies, and extraction on the West African Sahel.

  • Carla Dhillon

  • Tara Dosumu Diener

    Tara Dosumu Diener

    Historical ethnography of a maternity hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone from 1892 to 2012. My research focuses on maternal child health and mortality, nurses and nursing, visuality, practice - clinical and otherwise - and "expert" knowledge.

  • Kevin Donovan

    Kevin Donovan

    East Africa, infrastructure, finance, knowledge, and borders.

  • Johanna Folland

    Johanna Folland

    How discourses and the materialities of technology, media, science, and the environment underwent dramatic shifts in the course of postsocialist transitions throughout the East Bloc. This is a key part of my study of press liberalization in Germany.

  • Kristin Fraser

    Kristin Fraser

    Space and place in modern literature, intersubjectivity and epistemology, relations between scientific discourse and understanding of environment in the early 20th century.

  • Matt Gaidica

    Matthew Gaidica

    I research Parkinson’s disease as a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. I’m curious how extreme environments might inform therapies or model neurological disorders. Historical perspectives on brain asymmetry.

  • Merideth Garcia

    Merideth Garcia

    Reinterpreting high school classrooms as assembled networks actively mediated by the technologies that shape students' and teachers' everyday and academic communication and composing practices.

  • Andrew Haxby

    Loan and legal practices surrounding a housing bubble and bust in the Kathmandu Valley, and the ways by which local households attempt to control their economic futures in states of of extreme risk.

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    Dan Hirschman

    History of macroeconomic statistics, sociology of economics and economists, the emergence of "the economy" as an object of knowledge in the 20th century.

  • Adam Johnson

    Adam Fulton Johnson

    19th century anthropology, anthropological training via field experience, theories of "prehistory" and civilization, 19th century justifications for and arguments against settler colonialism, theories of the global & development, global/big/deep history.

  • Mika Kennedy

  • RJ Koscielniak

    RJ Koscielniak

    The politics, practices and technologies of intervention and government in depopulating American cities. At the intersection of planning, anthropology and STS, his research tracks and scrutinizes efforts to eliminate blight and dereliction in Detroit.

  • Joshua Kupetz

    Joshua Kuptez

    Disability theory, specifically the relationship of contemporary American fiction with anatomical discourse, evolutionary theory, prosthetics, and the posthuman.

  • Crystal Lie

    Crystal Lie

    Disability studies; graphic narrative; life writing; visual culture; history of science, medicine, and technology.

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    Wendy Michael

    The Ford Rouge Plant tour.

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    Kai Mishuris

    The history of the human sciences (especially psychology and psychiatry) and modern Russian history, with allied interests in gender and sexuality and the history and philosophy of childhood.

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    Stephen Molldrem

    The politics of gay male subjectivity in the contemporary U.S., with an emphasis on public health policy, HIV/AIDS, liberal political rhetoric directed at gay men, and gay male uses of digital technology. 3504 Haven Hall

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  • Nicole Novak

    Nicole Novak

    Social epidemiology, stress biomarkers, history of public health.

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    Kate O'Connor

    Graduate Student

  • Emma Park

    Emma Park

    Colonial and postcolonial East Africa, technopolitics.

  • Angela Perone

    Angela Perone

    Social structures, power, and inequality, aging, and neurodiversity.

  • Johnathan Puff

    The impact of 19th century human sciences on the building professions, fire safety in American buildings, uneven access to infrastructure, disproportionate vulnerability to infrastructural failures.

  • Yiqing Qian

  • Tasha Rijke-Epstein

    Tasha Rijke-Epstein

    How the material, sensorial and technological processes of urban domestic and neighborhood spaces have shaped possibilities for producing senses of belonging among ethnically, religiously, and class-differentiated city residents.

  • Vincenzo Salvatore

    Vincenzo Salvatore

    The intersections between critical theory, comparative literatures and political philosophy with a focus on the power of representation and global imagination in public discourse. MLB 3005

  • Kate Schnur

  • Omer Sharir

  • Samantha Shattuck

    Environmental health impacts on the basis of race, class, or other status, especially school siting policy, disparate toxic exposure in schools, and methodologies for controlling non-point source pollution and harmful algal blooms.

  • Aleksandr Sklyar

    Japan; displaced populations, Fukushima Daiichi accident, nuclear energy.

  • Nicholas Stone

  • Kathryn Wataha

    Kathryn Wataha

    Sound and listening practices in 20th-century clinical and laboratory spaces, 'alarm fatigue,' noise abatement and sound reproduction, history of science, medicine, & technology.

  • Kirsten Weis

    Kirsten Weis

    The human microbiome and commensal bacteria, epigenetics, personalized medicine, the psycho/somatic body, medical anthropology, the history of bacteriology/hygiene, feminist science studies.

  • Daniel Williford

    Daniel Williford

    My research deals with practices of construction, demolition, risk management, and standardization that surrounded large-scale urban infrastructural projects in colonial and post-colonial Moroccan cities.

  • Jessica Worl