PhD student, French
Jeffrey M. Thomas is a PhD student in French whose research focuses on literature about and from Corsica, specifically from the 19th and 21st centuries.
PhD student, History
Sheena’s research focuses on the history of motherhood among non-elite women in classical Rome.
PhD candidate, Art History
If you’ve ever driven by a roadside concrete art park – think sculptures, grottos, or even houses – and been intrigued, art history PhD candidate Cortney Anderson Kramer is the person to ask. Kramer studies and writes about this unique art style in the Midwest.
PhD student, Sociology
Kurt’s dissertation research studies the politics of low-wage labor migration in the modern, global economy. Using a comparative case study in Southeast Asia, he discusses the hidden costs for migrant workers that come with temporary guest worker programs.
PhD student, Spanish
Karen studies debt as a literary motif and a protagonist that has the power to actively impact literary characters, their ideologies, and their interpersonal relationships.
PhD student, History and Educational Policy Studies
Brianna’s research examines how schooling intersected with nation-building and expansion in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically regarding African American, immigrant, and colonial subjects.
PhD student, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies
Steffen studies the role that Japanese Noh theatre played in the development of American modernist drama and dance.
PhD candidate, Microbiology
As a member of Dr. Jan Peter van Pijkeren’s probiotics lab, Laura focuses on the development of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri as a biotherapeutic delivery vehicle.
PhD student, Mechanical Engineering
Dylan studies how wearable robotic exoskeletons change the forces on the tendons and ligaments inside the body.
MS student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mónica’s research focuses on sustainability and life cycle assessments. Specifically, she works on the impact of bioplastics on solid waste management infrastructure and the environment.