Gabriele Buitron Vera

Gabriela Buitrón Vera

Spanish & Portuguese
Gabriela's research interests include natural disasters; popular culture; gender and queer theory; LatinX and Chicanx communities; migration narratives; and politics.

Scott Brown

Religious Studies

Jennifer Delaney

Comparative Literature

Kelly Drumright

Spanish & Portuguese
Cassy Gonzalez

Cassandra Gonzalez

Ethnic Studies
Cassy is currently a PhD student in the Department of Ethnic Studies, with a concentration of criminology and Africana studies. She is interested in domestic human trafficking, focusing on the experiences of Black/African-American individuals (as traffickers and trafficking victims) as they navigate the criminal legal system with their unique intersecting identities, and how they may affect their trafficking experiences.

Brianna Humbert

Art & Art History

Emily Irvin

Art & Art History
Erin Kaplan

Erin Kaplan

Theatre
Erin Kaplan is a doctoral candidate in Theatre & Performance Studies. She is currently working on her dissertation project entitled, "Explicit Body Performance and the Staging of Critical Feminist Pedagogy." She was awarded the 2017-2018 CU Engage Fellowship for Community-Based Research and Creative Work for her work creating theatre and performance workshops in Colorado Correctional Facilities.

Maya Livio

Intermedia Art • Writing and Performance
Lau Malaver

Lau Malaver

Ethnic Studies
Lau’s research is focused on developing a praxis-oriented theory and decolonial option called recovecos that examines the intimacies and affinities of queers of color who deploy performative enactments (or performance theory) to reify the relationality of subject with space and time. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Lau is also interested in examining Latinx transnational racializations through an analysis of formations of belonging as enacted in performance and cultural productions. Fiction/Short Story...

Alyssa Miller

English

Sam Moya

Political Science

Lina Papastergiou

Organizational Leadership

Anthony Pinter

CMCI / Information Science

Kimberly Ploeg

Religious Studies
Mary Quantz

Mary Quantz

Teacher Education - Educational Foundations • Policy & Practice
Mary is a PhD candidate on the School of education and research is focused on gender and sexual diversity in K-12 schools, advocacy for queer youth in K-12 schools, religious conservatism and its influence on education policy, and understanding teachers’ experiences advocating for queer youth in religiously conservative communities
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Page Valentine Regan

Education
Page is a Miramontes Fellowship recipient and doctoral student in the School of Education . Under the program area Education Foundations, Policy, and Practice they explore teaching and learning as sites of resistance where through radical love, systems of knowing can be troubled or queered toward more intentional, whole living.
M. Roschman

Melodie Roschman

English
Melodie Roschman is an English PhD student, specializing in modern and contemporary literature. Her dissertation research examines how Christian women in marginalized identity categories use memoir as a form of legitimization and resistance against dominant religious hegemonies. Her other research interests include popular fiction, Virginia Woolf studies, and social history. She has an MA in English from McMaster University and a BA in English and Journalism from Andrews University. In...
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...
Elisa Varela

Elisa Varela

Communication
Elisa Varela is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. Her research focuses on democratic engagement across difference. Broadly, she draws on social interaction and feminist perspectives to dig into questions of discourse, difference, and democracy. In particular, she is interested in how persons in dialogue and deliberation engage in discursive practices that support and limit quality communication across difference and ultimately democratic action.
Ian Whalen

Ian Whalen

Sociology
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.