Ashley Elizabeth Drake

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2020

Bucknell University, B.A. Psychology and Anthropology
University of Chicago, M.A. Comparative Human Development
Dissertation Thesis: Militarizing Affection: The Making of the Military Working Dog Team
Research interests: Medical anthropology; science and technology studies; multispecies ethnography; affect; embodiment; anthropology of the military; United States


Tasneem Mandviwala

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2019

RO 331B

Dissertation: That Thing on Their Heads: How Muslim American Women Became Navigators of a New Culture


Sevda Numanbayraktaroglu

Assistant Instructional Professor

RO 331D

Dr. Sevda Numanbayraktaroglu specializes in the field of human development across the life span with an emphasis on the social constitution of the self and gendered emotional subjectivity. Much of her research addresses the topics of the self and language, subjectivity and social change, and language socialization. Her work focuses on Turkey, and combines ethnographic, quantitative, and discourse analytic methods.


Kristina Lynn Pagel

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2020

University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, B.S. Psychology with minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, M.S. Experimental Psychology
Master's thesis: The Measurement of Cytokines in Examining Health and Well-Being during Aging
Research: Comparative behavioral biology; immune function; human development and health across the lifespan