Dania Arayssi

Political Science
Dania Arayssi is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science. She has received both a master of public policy from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a master's degree in the history of international affairs from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dania was awarded the 2022 Figueroa Family Fellowship by CU's Graduate School "in recognition of her commitment to the achievement of a diverse student body...

Katie Chappell


A Grix

Art Practices

Kyra Houle

Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures

Heather Kelley

Theatre & Dance
Heather Kelley (she/her) is an actor, educator, and theatre administrator currently pursuing her PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies at CU Boulder. She is a former company member of the New York Neo-Futurists and Mad Dog Theatre Company, and performed for many seasons with South Brooklyn Shakespeare. Heather holds a BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts, an MFA in Acting from Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory, and currently...

Trevor Kenny

Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures
Trevor graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s degree in German with a minor in environmental justice in 2021. While at Montclair State, Trevor was a teaching assistant for the German Department, taught a Beginning German course at the Adult School of Montclair, and was also a peer advocate at the LGBTQ+ Center in the Office for Social Justice and Diversity on campus. His research interests include gender and...

Zoe Lefkowitz


Maya Livio

Intermedia Art • Writing and Performance

Nancy Maingi


Lau Malaver

Ethnic Studies
Lau [they/them/theirs] is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies with cross-disciplinary training in Performance Studies and Women & Gender Studies. Their research focuses on how trans of color and queers of color negotiate their/our identity and embodiment across time and space, and the performance practices of resistance, refusal, and joy that result. Lau's interdisciplinary dissertation engages with scholars in the fields of critical ethnic studies, performance...

Alyssa Miller


Maxwell Moloney

Spanish & Portuguese

Sarah Neitzel


Sandra Ortiz-València

Spanish & Portuguese
Sandra is a PhD student from Barcelona. Her research interests revolve around identity, race and gender. Her thesis project focuses on analyzing how conceptualizations of race intertwine with nationalist discourses in twentieth-century Spanish cultural production.

Anna Pillot

Theatre & Dance

Anthony Pinter

CMCI / Information Science

Page Valentine Regan

Page (they/them) is a Miramontes Fellowship recipient and PhD candidate in the School of Education. Their research interests are anchored in their commitment to queer and trans young people and their deep belief that research and teaching praxis can help us live into queer, just and loving worlds. In their dissertation work, they attempt to center the theorizing embedded in the daily practices of trans emerging adults of color, and...

Melodie Roschman

Melodie Roschman is an English PhD Candidate, specializing in modern and contemporary literature. Her dissertation examines how a community of progressive American Christian women use memoir as a form of legitimization and resistance against dominant religious hegemonies. Her other research interests include popular culture, religious literature, and material history. She has an MA in English from Mcmaster University and a BA in English and Journalism from Andrews University. She enjoys...

Cailyn Sales

Theatre & Dance
K. Santiesteban

Katerina Santiesteban

Spanish & Portuguese
Katerina Santiesteban is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received her BA in Spanish with minors in music and education from the University of Miami and her MA in Spanish from Florida Atlantic University. Currently, she researches the use of Spanish Golden Age literary figures in Spanish Early-Twentieth Century popular literature. Her work focuses on the satirization of canonical reconfigurations of Spanish national identity...
Ian Whalen

Ian Whalen

I graduated from The University of Mississippi with a BA in History (2015) and a MA in Sociology (2017). My Master’s thesis titled, “Discreet Only: An Exploration of Discreet Practices in a Mississippi Town,” explored how out gay and bisexual men navigate and construct their identity on Grindr. My general research interests include Gender, Men and Masculinities, Virtual Methodologies and Qualitative Research Methods.