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

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

Sarah Cashdollar

Website: sarahcashdollar.com

Dartmouth College, B.A. Anthropology
University of Chicago, M.A. Comparative Human Development
Research interests: Career and Technical Education; Sociology of education; Educational inequality; Vocationalism; Standards-based reform; Adolescent development; Identity formation; Mixed methods

Mary Cook

Brigham Young University, B.S. Psychology, B.A. Sociocultural Anthropology
Undergraduate Thesis: Psychocultural Landscapes of Hmong Polygyny: Individualism and Collectivism Reconsidered
Research interests: psychological anthropology, far-right activism, conflict, conceptions of self and other, belonging, morality, political violence, Northern Ireland

Natalie Dowling

University of Chicago, B.A. Linguistics
Research interests: gesture and nonverbal communication; conversational interaction; stance-taking; oral language development in early childhood; pragmatic development through adolescence

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

Resney Gugwor

Northeastern Illinois University, B.A. Psychology
University of Chicago, M.A. Social Sciences
Master’s thesis: Adolescents' Self-Perceptions of Civic Involvement: Adolescents speak on the Chicago Teacher's Union strike
Research interests: Civic engagement, civic identity formation, racial and ethnic identity, resilience, cultural psychology, political philosophy, civic education, educational stratification

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

Bronwyn Nichols Lodato

Northwestern University, B.A. Political Science
University of Chicago, M.A., International Relations
Research Interests: Postsecondary access and persistence for minority and low income students; Research methods; constructs of national identity among immigrant communities; Education policy

Robert Miles Loomis

Neugarten Lecturer, Winter 2019: "Uncertain Times/Precarious Futures: Youth, Hope, and the Contemporary Crisis" (CHDV 23610)

Bates College, B.A. Anthropology
Research: Socio-cultural and psychological anthropology; value, personhood and exchange; the family and kinship; youth and globalization; inter-subjectivity; social change and development; China

Aron Marie

University of California San Diego: Eleanor Roosevelt College, B.A. Political Science, Minor in Language Studies (American Sign Language)
Linguistic Society of America Member
Research interests: Sign language interpreting, relationships between communities, mediation and mediators, language standardization, language ideologies, language socialization, Vietnam

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: Medical and Psychological Anthropology; Science and Technology Studies; LGBTQ Health; Youth; Embodiment; United States; Gender; Public Health; Ethnographic Methods

Almaz Mesghina

Vanderbilt University, B.S. Psychology, Child Development
University of Chicago, M.A. Comparative Human Development
Research interests: educational psychology; cognition and emotion; emotion regulation; anxiety; pressure; mathematics learning; STEM achievement gaps

Miriam Midoun

Michigan State, B.S. Anthropology
Brown University, M.Sc Behavioral & Social Health Sciences
Research Interests: Medical and psychological anthropology; intersectionality; gender identity constructions; sexual subjectivity and sexual health; resilience and resistance; transnationalism, cultural pluralism, and human rights.

Sanja Miklin

Dartmouth College, B.A. Anthropology and Linguistics 
Research: Linguistic anthropology, language socialization, interpersonal conflict, violence and aggression, vulnerability and responsibility

Krista Olson

Wellesley College, B.A. Psychology
Research Interests: adolescent social networks, school as a social context, urban education, stress in adolescence, educational inequality, educational sociology, social psychology.

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
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.

Kelsey London Robbins

Undergraduate Preceptor

Rosenwald 331A

Brown University, A.B. Late Antique Cultures
University of Chicago, M.A. Comparative Human Development
Research: Sociocultural anthropology; psychological anthropology; religion and secularism; nationalism; the family and kinship; fertility and reproduction; trauma and practices of healing; production and circulation of knowledge; Republic of Ireland

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

Rynerson Research Fund 2018-2019

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

Raffaella Taylor Seymour

Cambridge University, B.A. Archaeology & Anthropology
UK-US Fulbright Scholar (Recipient  of the Diamond Family Foundation Award)
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.

Marianna Staroselsky

Boston University, B.A. Psychology, French Language and Literature
Research: Identity development and performance, socioemotional development, voice, self and relationships, social imaginaries, diaspora and immigration, metacultural awareness, France, Brazil

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

Hilary Tackie

B.S. Cognitive Neuroscience and Africana Studies, Brown University 2013
Research Interests: Education, Middle to High School transition, developmental psychology, youth educational empowerment, belonging, school-community relations, race/ethnicity and gender, Black youth, neighborhood factors

Jose Eos Trinidad

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

Shruti Vaidya

Savitribai Phule Pune University, B.A. Psychology
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, M.A. Women's Studies

Elayne Vollman

Carleton College, B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience
Research: early childhood education; socio-emotional development; cognitive development; early experience; stress/adversity; home environment; cross-cultural studies

Emily Wilson

Lewis and Clark College, B.A. Psychology and Gender Studies
University of Michigan, Masters degree in Social Work (MSW)
Research: care work, affect, precarity, welfare states, Britain

Lily (Shenghe) Ye

Gianinno Dissertation Write-Up Fellow, 2018-2019

University of Chicago, B.A. Linguistics

Research: semiotics, social studies of (social) science, data production, knowledge production, science communication, professions, US-Urban

Chengwen Zheng

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