Meet Our Students

9/25/18
Maria Amir’s work focuses on South Asian queer Sufi practices and postcolonial feminist identities, specifically with regards to contemporary Human Rights and Nationalism discourse in South Asia.
10/7/18
Deanna Buley's research focuses on abortion access and abortion support systems in highly restrictive locations such as Northern Ireland and parts of the United States. She is particularly interested in how coalitions, notions of sisterhood, and networks of solidarity are built through grassroots organizing for reproductive rights.
8/31/18
Anne Marie Butler's dissertation, "Unintelligible Bodies: Queerness in Contemporary Tunisian Art," reads queerness as oppositional strategy in contemporary Tunisian art by women and LGBTQ individuals.
6/12/18
Xingu Chen joined the Global Gender and Sexuality Studies department as an MA student, then decided to stay for her PhD, focusing on war and fertility patterns, conflict-induced exposomes and women’s reproductive health in Asian countries after WWII.
6/12/18
Elif Ege is currently writing her dissertation on the Kurdish and Turkish women’s movements in Turkey and their multi-tiered collaborations and negotiations around the international norms and standards of women's rights.
9/18/18
Jessica Lowell Mason is currently a PhD student in Global Gender Studies. Situated in disABILITY theory, feminist theory, and queer theory, she strives to use the written contributions of maligned, misunderstood, and heretical women (those dubbed 'madwomen' and 'witches') on the subject of consciousness to "talk back" to norm-enforcing modern-day sanist institutional and social practices.
6/11/18
A former civil servant and representative of Poland to the European Union and the United Nations, Karolina researches gendered organizations, institutional mechanisms of sustaining inequality and public service institutions.
6/11/18
Gabriella Nassif focuses on issues of labor, gender and development in the Arab region with a specific focus on Lebanon. She has spent the last two years living between Buffalo, N.Y. and Beirut, Lebanon.
9/16/18
Carolyn's research interests focus on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its integration within NATO militaries, to include military strategies for the prevention of sexual violence during conflict.
6/11/18
Hilary is a PhD candidate and her research examines how the judicial system discursively excludes particular people from justice through the management of victimhood narratives.