Graduate Alumni

  • Summer 2021

    Jessica CalvanicoJessica Calvanico, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: Carceral Girlhoods: The House of the Good Shepherd and “The Problem” of the Girl in New Orleans
    Primary Advisor: Gina Dent
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, Rutgers University
  • Spring 2021

    n.kansky-thumb.jpgNoya Kansky, MA

    Primary Advisor: Neda Atanasoski

  • Spring 2020

    yizhou-guo.jpgYizhou Guo, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: The Hermeneutics of Ephemerality: Digital Media and Radical Politics in Postsocialist China 
    Primary Advisor: Neda Atanasoski


  • Fall 2019

     evelien-geerts_5579.jpgEvelien Geerts, PhD
    Dissertation: Materialist Philosophies Grounded in the Here And Now: Critical New Materialist Constellations & Interventions in Times Of Terror(ism)
    Primary Advisor: Bettina Aptheker
    Current Position: Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (UK)


    cecelia-lie-spahn.jpegCecelia Lie-Spahn, PhD
    Dissertation: The Pharmocratics of Misoprostol: Race, Drugs, and Reproductive Neoliberalism
    Primary Advisors: Neda Atanasoski and Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
    Current Position: Director, First-Year Writing Workshop Program and Lecturer, English Department, Barnard College

  • Spring 2019

    Erin McElroyErin McElroy, PhD
    Dissertation: Unbecoming Silicon Valley: Techno Imaginaries and Materialities in Postsocialist Romania
    Primary Advisor: Neda Atanasoski
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, American Studies, UT Austin

    Veronika ZablotksyVeronika Zablotsky, PhD
    Dissertation: Governing Armenia: The Politics of Development and the Making of Global Diaspora
    Primary Advisor: Gina Dent
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berlin University Alliance-funded project Transforming Solidarities in the Department of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Research affiliate at the Humanities and Social Change Center at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In Winter 2021/22, she will be Interim Chair in Gender Studies in the Department of Politics at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen in Germany.