College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Current Graduate Students

Tiffany Christian

Ph.D. graduate student
M.A., folklore, University of Oregon
M.F.A., creative writing, Chapman University
Apocalypse culture, specifically the manifestations of apocalypse as “lore” in popular culture, the worshipping of the “primitive,” and community building around survival/disaster preparedness. Other interests include cyber studies, vernacular religion, gaming culture and the LGBTQ community, women and “geek” culture, and cinema studies.

Leola Dublin MacMillan

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
My scholarly work examines the connections between contemporary representations of Black women, and more specifically, Black women's bodies and the larger structures of teleological power within the context of the United States. I articulate these connections and then explore their potential impact on identity development in Black adolescent girls.

Rebecca Fowler

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
Latin American diasporas, U.S. anti-immigration discourses and legislation, social justice movements, humanitarian aid groups, and globalization and empire.

Leigh Gaskin

Ph.D. graduate student
Feminist economics; reproductive justice, rights, and health; postcolonial feminism; global feminism; community-based research; Marxist and Socialist feminism; masculinity studies; feminist pedagogy; and social policy.

Lizeth Gutierrez

Ph.D. graduate student
Popular Culture representations of gendered and raced Latinidades. Specifically, the commercialization of mainstream Latinidad as it pertains to U.S. discourses on second-class citizenship.

Joseph Herrera

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
Racialization, digital democracy, political theory and resistance, issues of belonging and the (re)construction of citizenship, the politics of digital engagement, cognitive science and empathic development, global feminisms, post-Marxism, social movements, critical pedagogy, empire and globalization, and cyborg theory.

Darrell Hogge

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
Negotiating hybrid self-determination among surrounded indigenous communities of the Northwest.

Selena Lester

Ph.D. graduate student
Intersections of gender and sexuality with race, labor, poverty, inequality, and inequity; Civil Rights movements; American popular culture and subcultures; identity politics; consumer culture; film studies (specifically masculinities and feminist themes in the horror genre); dystopian literature; and culture geography.

Annita Lucchesi

M.A. graduate student
The War on Drugs and the War on Terror, particularly in relation to regimes of colonial violence in "Indian Country" and the West Indies; rural land struggle & resources extraction; spatial theory, popular culture (hip hop and dancehall), & Third World politics.

Liz McNeill

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
Feminist and gender theory with the incorporation of queer subjectivities. Specifically, political ramifications with the advent of queer subjects.

Jorge Moraga

Ph.D. graduate student
Comparative ethnic studies, popular culture and social movement analysis, specifically centered around understanding the dynamics to U.S. imperialism and globalization.

Sompathana Phitsanoukanh

M.A. graduate student
Southeast Asian immigrants to the U.S., especially Cambodian and Laotian women; digital diversity.

Robert Richardson

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
Punk philosophy and culture; queer studies; Foucauldian analyses of power and resistance in popular culture.

Veronica Sandoval

Ph.D. graduate student
Chicana/o studies, borderland studies, cultural studies, feminist studies, social theory, race and gender studies, and popular culture.

Raihan Sharif

Ph.D. graduate student, M.A. American Studies (Fulbright Scholar)
Asian American studies and cultural studies.

Eric Sinha

Ph.D. graduate student
South Asian studies and political economy of India.

Alice Webber

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)
Cultural interaction between resident and immigrant populations and those populations with the environment such as pioneer cemeteries, issues of nationalism, immigration and migration especially in relation to the Canadian border, Scotland, Hawaii and the Kanakas, and other indigenous/Native Americans and how they are represented in the various 'public history' venues.

Sky Wilson

Ph.D. candidate (ABD), WSU Vancouver
Black nationalist social movements, especially Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

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