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  • Brittany Lewis: "Manufacturing Urban America: Political Engaged Urban Black Women, Renewed Forms of Political Censorship, and Uneven Landscapes of Power in North Minneapolis, Minnesota" Advisers: Catherine Squires & Edén Torres.
  • Elakshi Kumar: "Apprehending Female Masculinity: Globalization and Gender Noncomformity in India" Adviser: Jigna Desai


  • Michelle Garvey: "Restoration's Return in the Age of Climate Change: Toward a Feminist Environmental Justice Response"Adviser: Jacquelyn Zita


  • Charlotte Karem Albrecht: "Peddling Arab American Histories: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Syrian American Communities.'" Adviser: Jigna Desai.
  • Diane Detournay: "The Encounter Between Feminism and Liberalism: An Itinerary of 'Woman.'" Advisers: Jigna Desai and Richa Nagar.
  • Aniruddha Dutta: "Globalizing through the Vernacular: Gender/sexual Transnationalism and the Making of Sexual Minorities in Eastern India." Advisers: Jigna Desai and Richa Nagar.
  • Xiumei Pu: "Imagining the Decolonial Spirit: Ecowomanist Literature and Criticism in the Chinese Diaspora." Adviser: Edén Torres.


  • Patricia Connolly: "Staging Cross-Border (Reading) Alliances: Feminist Testimonials at Work." Advisers: Amy Kaminsky and Richa Nagar.
  • Jessica Giusti : "Burlesque Female Behemoths": Transgressions of Fat, Femme Burlesque. Advisers: Ananya Chatterjea and Jacquelyn Zita.
  • Yeonbo Jeong : Science, Nation, and Women's Bodies: Economies of Reproductive Tissues and Stem Cell Research in South Korea. Advisers: Susan Craddock and Jacquelyn Zita.


  • Papori Bora :The Nation and its Margins: Reading Gender and the Politics of Sovereignty in India's Northeast . Advisers: Jigna Desai and Richa Nagar.


  • Kandace Creel-Falcón:"This is Our Home!": Chicana Oral Histories: (Story) Telling Life, Love and Identity in the Midwest. Advisers: Edén Torres and Lisa Albrecht.
  • Helen Crump: Bodied Knowledges (Where Our Blood Is Born): Maternal Narratives and Articulations of Black Women's Diaspora Identity. Advisers: Amy Kaminsky and Gwen Pough.
  • Eileen Müller-Myrdahl: Orientalist Knowledges at the European Periphery: Norwegian Racial Projects, 1970-2005. Advisers: Jigna Desai.
  • Ayana Weekley: Now That's a Good Girl: The Politics of Respectability in African American HIV/AIDS Discourses. Advisers: Jigna Desai and Gwen Pough.


  • Rachel Raimist: "Grinding the Walls to Dust": Feminist Media Praxis. Adviser: Edén Torres.


  • Margalit Chu: Resistance, Dependancy, and Resilience: The Everyday Politics and Geographies of NGO Development in Marginalized Gitano Communities. Adviser: Richa Nagar.


  • Danielle Bouchard: The Feminist Order of Things: Interdiscipilnarity, Globalization, and Postcoloniality in Contemporary Feminist Theory. Adviser: Jigna Desai.
  • Amy Brandzel: Queering the Subject(s) of U.S. Citizenship: Beyond the Normative Citizen in Law and Culture. Advisers: Jigna Desai, Richa Nagar, and Barbara Welke.
  • Dawn Rae Davis: De-colonizing Love: Feminist Subjects and the Ability of Not Knowing. Adviser: Naomi Scheman.


  • Sam Bullington: From the "Rainbow Nation" to the "New Apartheid": Sexual Orientation and HIV/AIDS in Contemporary South African Nation Building. Adviser: Susan Craddock.
  • Sara Hottinger: Making Mathematical Knowledge: A Cultural Study of Late-Eighteenth Century British Mathematics. Advisers: Jacquelyn Zita and Helen Longino.
  • Linda Wayne: Sexes, Genders, and Sexualities: From Second to Third Wave Feminism. Advisers: Ellen-Messer Davidow.


  • Amanda Swarr:. Exploring the Boundaries of Gender and Sex: Transgendered Expressions in Contemporary South Africa. Advisers: Amy Kaminsky and Richa Nagar.


  • Sidney Matrix: Inventing Cyberculture and Cybersubjectivity: A Critical Study of Cyberfictional Media. Advisers: John Mowitt and Naomi Scheman.