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Anneleise Azua

Doctoral Student

Interests: Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, Medical Anthropology, ethnography, higher education, health and healthcare in the United States and Mexico, and the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

Andrew Bahna

Doctoral Student

Interests: Intimacy, affect, technology, gaming, social media, digital cultures, digital humanities, Vietnam and Cold War, Native American history, Latin American history, and pedagogy.

Judson Barber

Doctoral Student

Interests: Public memory, public history, prison and carceral studies, restorative justice, human geography and affect, architecture and urban design, postmodernism, hyperreality, amusement, leisure, gaming, and cultures of American recreation.

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Nicholas Bloom

Doctoral Student

Interests: 19th and 20th century US history; Atlantic slavery; the US South; early history of North America and the Caribbean; migration and diaspora; colonialism and modernity; critical theories of race and racism; critical theories of gender; intellectual history and political theory; radical political imaginary/the black radical tradition; Marxism; anti-colonial/postcolonial political projects; resistance literature; sports and popular music.

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Zoya Brumberg

Doctoral Student

Interests: The American west, migration, historiography, myth-making, public space, historic and environmental preservation practices, travel memoirs, landscapes as literary characters, 1960s-70s foraging and DIY guides, road trip movies, natural history museums, communicating on these topics heuristically

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Leah Butterfield

Doctoral Student

Interests: Transnational Feminism, Queer Theory, Memoir and Personal Essay, Tourism Studies, Immigration Studies, Digital Humanities

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Caroline Johnson

Doctoral Student

Interests: Images and visual culture, popular culture, comics and political cartoons, youth culture, consumer history, speech play and verbal art, gender theory

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Anna Lyon

Doctoral Student

Interests: US cultural history, medical history, reproductive technologies, critical race studies, queer studies, materialist feminism

Andrea Remoquillo

Doctoral Student

Interests: Asian-American studies, transnational feminism, Filipino/a postcolonial studies, Filipino/Filipino-American diaspora, gender and sexual identity formation in the contemporary U.S., popular culture studies, ethnography.