Zoe Berman

New York University, B.A. Anthropology
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences
Research interests: sociocultural and medical anthropology; memory; trauma; generations; youth; Rwanda.

Uma Blanchard

Bowdoin College, B.A. Anthropology
Research interests: Adolescence; mental health; categories of distress; race/ethnicity; gender; youth development practice; educational inequality

Angel Boulware

Spelman College, BA Sociology
Research interests: Child and Adolescent Development; health disparities; education; trauma; community violence; socio-determinants of health; black girlhood studies

David Boze

Indiana University Bloomington, BA Political Science, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
University of Chicago, MA Anthropology

Tracy Brannstrom

Mount Holyoke College, B.A. Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley, M.A. Folklore
Research interests: Medical and psychological anthropology, ethnographic methods, alternative forms of medicine, addiction

Amanda Brown

Northwestern University, B.S. Theatre
Master's Thesis: What We See or What We Do: Getting a Grip on the Source of Representational Gesture
Research interests: Gesture, Embodiment, Bilingualism, Education, Pretend

Hae Min Byeon

Georgetown University, B.A. Psychology and Sociology
Research: Culture, multiculturalism, bilingualism, linguistic minorities, identity, socio-emotional well-being, acculturation, charitable giving

Melina Gioconda Davis

Barnard College, B.A. Political Science
Research interests: Sexuality, gender, sex education, pleasure, intimacy, sexual subjecthood, social movements, transnational knowledge production, Mexico

Isabella Di Giovanni

Cornell University, B.A. Linguistics and Psychology
Research interests: psycholinguistics, language learning and development, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural comparison, endangered language revitalization

Natalie Dowling

Website: voices.uchicago.edu/ndowling

University of Chicago, B.A. Linguistics
Research interests: Language development; multimodal communication; pragmatic development in middle childhood and adolescence; interactive gesture; conversation analysis; parent-child interaction as discourse

Farhia Farah

Talia Gordon

McGill University, B.A. International Development Studies
Wayne State University, M.A. Medical Anthropology
Master's Thesis: Present Futures: Possibilities for Selfhood at Community Mental Health Centre in Detroit, Michigan
Research: Medical anthropology, mental illness, recovery, forms of dependence, clinical ethnography

Lorna Hadlock

New College of Florida, B.A. Anthropology and Latin American Studies
Research: Psychological anthropology, imagination, altered states of consciousness, dreaming, Latin America, Amazonia

Xue Han

China Agricultural University, B.A. Sociology
Rennin University of China, M.A. Sociology
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences
Research interests: Cultural psychology; psychological anthropology; Tibetan's moral development; mental illness and health; LGBTQ+

Arvind Ilamaran

National Institute of Technology, B.Tech. Instrumentation and Control
University of Chicago, MA. Public Policy

Alex Koenig

Harvard University, B.A. Social Studies
Research interests: Sociology of education; educational inequality; adolescent development; transient youth; organizational sociology; school-community relations; civic engagement; mixed methods.

Helen Lee

Website: https://voices.uchicago.edu/helenlee/

University of Michigan, B.A. English, Political Science
University of Michigan, M.A. Educational Leadership & Policy
Research Interests: teacher development and retention, developmental psychology, youth political participation, critical pedagogy, school systems

Mengyuan (Amy) Liang

Zhejiang University, B.Mgmt. Labor & Social Security
University of Chicago, M.A. Public Policy

Zihao Lin

Sun Yat-Sen University, Communication
Freie Universitat Berlin, MA Media and Political Communication
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, MA Research Training in Social Sciences
Master’s thesis: "Watching Your Voice is Not a Dream". Practicalities of Envisioning and Disabled Startuping in Southern China
Research interests: Anthropology of Disability and Deafness; Science and Technology Studies; Senses and Mediated Communication; Digital Application; Sign Language; Voice Recognition Technology; China

Ilqua Lutfi

University of Virginia, B.A. South Asian Studies & Global Development Studies
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences
Research interests: Sociocultural anthropology; domestic labor; intimacy; class and caste relations; aesthetics, spaces and materiality; subjectivity; urban South Asia; Pakistan

Aron Marie

University of California San Diego, B.A. Political Science, Minor in Language Studies (American Sign Language)
Research interests: Deaf and disability studies, sign language interpreting, political movements, Vietnamese studies, linguistic anthropology, medical anthropology

Paula Martin

Website: paulajoannemartin.com

University of Chicago, A.M. School of Social Service Administration
The Evergreen State College, B.A.
Tacoma Community College, A.A. Arts and Sciences
Research interests: Transgender and gender studies; medical anthropology; science studies; feminist and queer theory; race and ethnicity in the United States; ethnographic methods; youth studies; temporality

Stephanie Palazzo

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. Scientific & Philosophical Studies of Mind
University of Chicago, M.A. Comparative Human Development
Research Interests: Medical and environmental anthropology; science & technology studies; nuclear power; North America; risk and safety

Erika Prado

University of California, Santa Barbara, BA Psychology
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Research interests: Linguistic anthropology; human interaction; embodied communication; autism; bilingualism; Spanish; Latinx children and youth

Anna Prior

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, B.A. Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
University of Oxford, MPhil. Medical Anthropology
Masters Dissertation: On “becoming” traumatized: A critical exploration of DSM as boundary infrastructure
Research Interests: medical and psychological anthropology; knowledge practices; semiotics and discourse analysis; global mental health; immigration; trauma; biopolitics.

Johan Rocha

Texas A&M University, B.A. English Rhetoric & Composition
Harvard University, M.Ed. International Comparative Education

Gyamfuah Sarfo-Mensah

University of Connecticut, B.A. Psychology, Minor in Human Rights
Research: Environmental anthropology, development studies, cultural psychology, participatory action research, qualitative methods, West Africa, Ghana


Coltan Scrivner

Website: coltanscrivner.com

Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A. Anthropology, minors in Biology and Natural Science
University of Central Oklahoma, M.S. Forensic Biology/Chemistry
Research interests: psychology of morbid curiosity; behavioral biology; emotion; evolution of human social behavior

Raffaella Taylor Seymour

Cambridge University, B.A. Archaeology & Anthropology
Dissertation: Intimate Rites: Localizing Queerness through Ancestral Spiritualities in Contemporary Zimbabwe (joint with Department of Anthropology).
Research Interests: Socio-cultural anthropology, gender and sexuality, religion and spirituality, subjectivity, ancestors, the politics of tradition, Christianity, land and landscapes. Southern Africa/Zimbabwe.

Hera Shakil

Harvard University, Ed.M. Human Development and Psychology
Christ University, B.A. Communication and Media, English, and Psychology
Research interests: Social and cultural psychology; development of political identity and ideology; inter-group conflict and religious nationalism; historical narratives and memory; education and South Asia.

Graham Steffen

Case Western Reserve University, B.A.  Anthropology & History
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences
Master's Thesis:  Before Liberation: An Exploratory Ethnography of Gay Elders in New York
Research interests: Medical anthropology; gender and sexuality; social gerontology; age studies; queer studies; embodiment; temporality; HIV/AIDS; trauma and healing; care work

Emilia Szmyrgala

University of California-Los Angeles, B.A. Psychology, minor in Applied Developmental Psychology
Research interests: Child and adolescent development; trauma; working memory; educational equity; student learning trajectories in COVID-19 pandemic

Hilary Tackie

Website: hilaryntackie.com

Brown University, Sc.B. Cognitive Neuroscience and Africana Studies
Research interests: Sociology of education; teacher agency; race talk in schools; teacher-student relationships; critical pedagogy; curriculum studies

Jose Eos Trinidad

Ateneo de Manila University, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences
Research interests: organizational sociology; causal inference; educational interventions; culture; big data

Ashley Uphoff

College of Saint Benedict, B.A. Social Science and Secondary Education
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Science and Education & Society
Research interests: School choice, segregation, adolescent development, educational inequality

Shruti Vaidya

Fergusson College (Pune), B.A. Psychology
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai), M.A. Women's Studies
Research interests: Anthropology of disability; intellectual disability; gender and sexuality studies; care and expertise; South Asian studies

Ana Vasan

Vanderbilt University, B.S. Cognitive Studies, Philosophy
Research interests: Educational practice, child development, community and intergenerational trauma, international and comparative education, race and ethnicity

Shenghe (Lily) Ye

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago

RO 318H

University of Chicago, B.A. Linguistics
Research interests: Sociocultural and linguistic anthropology; U.S. education; science, inequality, and democracy; data production and knowledge production; professions and expertise; American pragmatism

Chengwen Zheng

University of Calgary, B.Com. Finance
Renmin University of China, M.A. History
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences