Graduate Alumni

  • SPRING 2023

    napatalung-crop-100x100.jpgAnne Napatalung, PhD
    Dissertation Title: Re-membering Healing: The Tuskegee School of Midwifery and its Legacies for Reproductive Care
    Committee Members: Gina Dent (Advisor), Anjali Arondekar, Nancy Chen, Gina Athena Ulysse 
    Post-grad position: UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA History Department in affiliation with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.  

    taylor-wondergem-headshot-crop.jpgTaylor Wondergem, PhD 

    Dissertation Title: Medicine and Militarization: Prescribing Family Life 
    Dissertation Committee: Neda Atanasoski (Advisor), Neel Ahuja, Nick Mitchell 

  • FALL 2022

    h.kazem-100x100.jpgHalima Kazem-Stojanovic, PhD

    Dissertation: Resisting Erasure: A Feminist History of Politics, Gender, and Empire in Afghanistan  
    Dissertation committee: Co-chairs Bettina Aptheker and Madhavi Murty, and Neda Atanasoski
    Post-grad position: UCSC Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • SPRING 2022

    Dana Ahern, PhD

    Dissertation: Dangerous If Left Untreated: The construction and production of the transgender body
    Dissertation committee: Felicity Schaeffer, Neda Atanasoski, Nick Mitchell, Christoph Hanssmann
    Post-grad position: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Queer/Trans Studies, Department of Gender, Race, and Identity, University of Nevada, Reno 

    c.urbanski-100x100.jpgClaire Urbanski, PhD

    Dissertation: Spiritual Conquest: Desecration and Settler Colonial Extraction on Sacred and Stolen Lands
    Dissertation committee: Felicity Schaeffer, Neda Atanasoski, Nick Mitchell, Amy Lonetree, Renya Ramirez 
    Post-grad position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
  • SUMMER 2021

    Jessica CalvanicoJessica Calvanico, PhD
    Dissertation: Carceral Girlhoods: The House of the Good Shepherd and “The Problem” of the Girl in New Orleans
    Primary Advisor: Gina Dent
    Post-grad 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

  • WINTER 2021

    vivian-underhill-150x150-crop.jpgVivian Underhill, PhD

    Dissertation: Like Oil And Water: Fracking, Groundwater, and Racialized Landscapes in California’s San Joaquin Valley
    Dissertation committee: Felicity Schaeffer and Lindsey Dillon (SOC), with mentorship from FMST Professor Karen Barad
    Post-grad position: Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Northeastern University 

  • SPRING 2020

    yizhou-guo.jpgYizhou Guo, PhD

    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
    Post-grad 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
    Post-grad 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, Department of Geography, University of Washington

    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.