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Victoria Adams
Ph.D. Student
Email: victoriaa@email.arizona.edu

Victoria Adams is a first year doctoral student in Gender and Women’s Studies. Prior to joining the department, she completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She also holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Human Sexuality from Mount Holyoke College. Victoria’s work has...
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Harrison Apple
Ph.D. Student
Email: happle@email.arizona.edu
Office: GWS 201

Harrison Apple is a Ph.D. student in the Gender and Women's Studies department, as well as the founding co-director fo the Pittsburgh Queer History Project. Their work focuses on the formation of mid 20th century gay and lesbian communities in Pittsburgh through the lens of labor, class, and...
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Alex Barksdale
Ph.D. Student
Email: barksdale@email.arizona.edu

Alex Barksdale is a second year PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies. They graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a B.A. in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and a B.A. in Anthropology. Their research interests include queer/trans studies, LGBTQ historiography, community-based...
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Scott Bradford
Ph.D. Student
Email: sbradford@email.arizona.edu
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Office: TBA
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Mel Ferrara
Email: mferrara@email.arizona.edu

Mel Ferrara is a second-year PhD student in Gender and Women’s Studies with an intended minor in medical anthropology.  They received their BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy/Political Thought from Muhlenberg College.  They are a University Fellow and a 2016 Point Foundation...
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Adrian Flores
Ph.D. Student
Email: adrianf@email.arizona.edu
Office: GWS 109D

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Katherine Freeman
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: freemank@email.arizona.edu

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Katherine E. Freeman is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. Katherine was raised in the rural U.S. Southwest and is dedicated to the production of scholarship that addresses contemporary socioeconomic...
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Mari Galup
Ph.D. Student
Email: mgalup@email.arizona.edu

Mari is a third year graduate student in Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in critical human and cultural geography. She completed her Masters Thesis “Intersecting Lives: Labor and Spirit in the Oral History of Dora Cuidad” in 2009 and plans to return to Peru for her PhD research on women’...
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Emrah Karakus
Email: emrahkarakus@email.arizona.edu

Emrah Karakus is a Ph.D. student in the department of Gender and Women's Studies whose research interests include political theory and practices of resistance, trans studies, body politics, posthumanism, queer theory, urban transformation and neoliberalization in the Middle East. He received his...
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Alex Karaman
PhD Student
Email: akaraman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: use email
Office: GWS 105B

Alex Karaman is originally from Los Angeles and moved to Long Beach for his undergraduate degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Political Science. His undergraduate thesis focused on previaling land rights and development discourses and their effect on women working in agriculture...
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Liz Kinnamon
PhD Student
Email: kinnamon@email.arizona.edu

Liz Kinnamon is a PhD student focused on political economy, affect, and technology. Her work has or will appear in BOMB, Open SpaceWomen & Performance, Prelude, Open House, and Rhizomes. She is the former managing editor of Feminist...
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Elena L'Annunziata Monge
Ph.D. Student
Email: lannunziata@email.arizona.edu

Elena is a first year Ph.D student whose research interests include postcolonial, Chicana, and U.S. Third World feminisms, immigration, social movements, food sovereignty and food justice. Previously Elena received her M.A. in an interdisciplinary program titled Environment and Community from...
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Dylan McCarthy Blackston
PhD Candidate
Email: dylanmb@email.arizona.edu

Dylan McCarthy Blackston is a PhD candidate in Gender and Women's Studies with a minor in Visual Culture Studies. His research interests include trans embodiments, photography and aesthetics, critical life and science studies, and affect and animality.

He is currently completing the...
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Stephanie Murphy
Ph.D. Student
Email: sumurphy@email.arizona.edu
Office: Gender & Women's Studies

Stephanie Murphy is sixth year doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Her teaching and...
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Gloria Negrete-Lopez
Ph.D Student
Email: gnegretelopez@email.arizona.edu

Gloria Negrete-Lopez is an incoming PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies.  In 2012, she graduated from the Women and Gender Studies Master's Program in San Francisco State University (SFSU), where she wrote her Master's Thesis titled "A Ti Querida Hija: Prisons, Deportation and the Act of...
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Juan Ochoa
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: ochoaj1@email.arizona.edu
Office: Gender & Women's Studies

Fav. Authors/Scholars: Frantz Fanon, Gil Cuadros, Maylei Blackwell, Hiram Perez, Jamaica Kincaid, Assata Shakur, Richard T. Rodriguez, Michel Foucault, Michael Nava, bell hooks, Ana Castillo, Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Toni Morrison, Marlon M. Bailey, Kobena Mercer, Jose Esteban Munoz, Roderick A...
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Justin Ostrowski
Email: jostrowski@email.arizona.edu
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Susana Sepulveda
Ph.D. Student
Email: sepulveda@email.arizona.edu

Susana is a first year PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013, in Feminist Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies.

Her research interests include Chicana feminist cultural...
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Kelly Sharron
PhD Student
Email: kellycsharron@email.arizona.edu
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Office: TBA

Kelly Sharron is a PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies. Kelly graduated with a BA in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Political Science from the University of Minnesota in December 2011. Her primary research focus is queer and affective political resistance to State and capitalist...
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Felix Vargas
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Elizabeth Verklan
Ph.D. Student
Email: everklan@email.arizona.edu

Elizabeth’s dissertation, Objects of Desire, examines how sweatshops are framed and represented in, and to the U.S. Examining U.S. anti-sweatshop discourse, Objects of Desire asks what truths are made possible through a mobilizing discourse whose foundational premise is...
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Abraham Weil
PhD Student
Email: abrahamweil@email.arizona.edu
Office: 114-D

Abraham Weil is a third-year Ph.D student whose research focuses on revolution; radical feminisms; Continental Philosophy; and theories of assemblage and affect. Previously, Abe completed a MA at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and an individualized BA at the University of Redlands,...
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Ruben Zecena
Ph.D. Student
Email: rubenz@email.arizona.edu

Ruben Zecena is a PhD candidate in Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. He received a B.A. in Women's Studies and English from Washington State University (2016). Ruben was awarded the Frederick A. Cervantes Undergraduate Student Premio at the 43rd National Association of...
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