Khatera Afghan

PhD Candidate, 3rd Year
Concentration: Social Justice Education
Chair: Dr. Mehra Shirazi

Research Interests: Decolonial and Post-Colonial Feminism, Social Justice Education, Islamic Feminism, and Political Activism

MPA: Public Administration, Ohio University
BA: Liberal Arts, The American University of Afghanistan

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Whitney Archer

PhD Student, 1st Year
Advisor:  Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi

Research Interests: Feminist Praxis in Student Affairs; Higher Education; Critical Whiteness; Women's Colleges; Trans Inclusion; Social Justice Education

MA:  Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Oregon State University
EdM: College Student Services Administration, Area of Specialization: Identity Exploration & Development; Oregon State University
BA:  Sociology/Anthropology, Concentration: Human Services; Randolph-Macon Woman's College
AA:  Cottey College

 

Nasim Basiri

PhD Program, 2nd Year
Chair:  Dr. Susan Shaw

Research Interests: History of Gender-Based Violence in Iran, Gender and Religion, Gender and Revolutions, Gender and Political Violence, Iranian Feminist Literature of Resistance, Feminist Film Theory, Iranian Diaspora, Exile and Memory, Study of Fascism, Feminist Theory of War, Gender and Genocide,  Women’s Movements in the Middle East and North Africa.

BA:  English
MA: English

 

Max Benedict

MA Student, 1st Year
Minor: Queer Studies
Advisor:  Dr. Susan Shaw

Research Interests: Queer Islamic theology, Indigenous and transnational feminisms, queer of color critiques, disability, Mad studies, visual art & poetry as activism & knowledge productions.

BA:  Human Rights and Political Studies, Bard College

   

Carina Buzo

PhD Student, 1st Year
Advisor: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill

Research Interests:  Historical, legal, and empirical analyses of the short- and long-term impacts of institutionalization on the individual, expecially within institutions of education.

MA:  College Student Services Administration, Area of specialization in Impacts and Intersecting Identities in Predominately White Institutions
BA:  Women & Gender Studies, Sociology Concentration, Queer Studies Minor

Lisa Fernandez

MA Student, 2nd Year
Chair:  Dr. Ronald Mize

Research Interests:  Feminist Politics, Feminist Economics, the American Judicial System, Legal Language, Globalization, and Reproductive rights.

BA:  Sociology, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA

 

Robin Fifita

MAIS Program

 

Kali Furman

PhD Program, 3nd Year
Chair: Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi

Research Interests: Feminist Pedagogy and Social Justice Education

MA: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Certificate in College and University Teaching, Oregon State University
BA: History, Minors in English and Gender Studies, Boise State University

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Devon Graham

MA Student, 1st Year
Minor: Queer Studies
Advisor:  Dr. Janet Lee

Research Interests:  History of Mothering, Queer Mothering.

BA:  History, Carleton College
 

 

 

Cassandra Hall

PhD Student, 1st year
Chair: Dr. Bradley Boovy

Research Interests: Politics of Care, Reproductive Justice, (Neuro)Queer and Crip Futurities, Jewish Cultural Rhetorics, Transformative Justice, Memoir and Memory, Feminist Trauma Studies, Parenthood Studies.

MA:  Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Queer Studies Minor, Oregon State University
BA: Gender and Ethnic Studies, California Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Tira Hall

MA Student, 1st year
Minor:  Queer Studies
Advisor:  Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill

Research Interests:  Queer Futurities, Performances of In/Authenticity, Two-Spirit critiques and Queer/Trans of Color Critiques, Indigenous Storytelling and Memory, World-Making through Art/Performance.

BA:  Gender and Ethnic Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Haverkamp

PhD Environmental Engineering, Minor in Queer Studies
Chairs: Dr. Michelle Bothwell & Dr. Devlin Montfort
Minor Field: Queer Studies
Advisor: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill

Research Interests:  Marginalized identities in engineering education, feminist research methodologies, coalitional social justice across academic disciplines.  Dissertation research project investigates gender expansive social dynamics in engineering education through queer theory and collaborative community methodologies

M.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
BS: Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas

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Lzz Johnk

PhD Program, 2nd Year
Minor:  Queer Studies
Chair: Dr. Patti Duncan

Research Interests: Mad Studies, Critical and Feminist Disability Studies, Decoloniality, Indigenous Cosmologies

MA:  Women's and Gender Studies, Eastern Michigan University
BA:  Cultural Anthropology with a certificate in Asian Studies, Michigan State University

 

Sasha Khan

PhD Program, 2nd Year
Concentration: Trans of Color Critiques
Minor: Queer Studies
Chair: Dr. Patti Duncan

Research Interests: Queer and Trans of Color Critique, Disability and Mad Studies, Two-Spirit Critiques, Indigeneity in South Asia, LGBTQ+ Muslims, and South Asian Diaspora

MA: Gender & Cultural Studies, Simmons College
BS: Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies - Gender & Sexuality Studies - Clarkson University

 

Gabrielle Miller

MA Student, 1st Year
Chair:  Dr. Susan Shaw

Research Interests:  Prison Abolition, QTIPOC Activisms, Experiences of non-binary folks that exist and/or identify with non-binary categories of race, gender, and/or sexuality.

BS:  Biological Sciences
BS: Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Women and Gender Studies Minor

 

Maria Lenzi Miori

MA Student, 2nd Year
Chair:  Dr. Cari Maes

Research Interests: Interdisciplinary, Intersectional and Transnational Approaches to Reproductive Justice, Motherhood Studies, Access to Public and Mental Health, Body Image and Gender Violence.  Currently doing research on reproductive health, traditional medicines and parteria in the North of Brazil.

BA:  Psychology & Psychologist Training

 

 

Rebecca J. Lambert

PhD Program, 3rd Year
Chair: Dr. Patti Duncan

Research Interests: Racial Justice Organizing, Feminist Coalitions, Affect Theory, Whiteness Studies

MA: Gender and Women’s Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato
BA: Public Affairs, Indiana University

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 Andres Lopez

Andrés C. López

PhD Program, 2nd Year
Concentration:  Gender, Rhetorics, & Representation
Minor:  Queer Studies
Chair: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill

Research Interests: Queer of Color Critiques, Queer and Two-Spirit Studies, Women of Color and Indigenous Feminisms, Music and Art as Resistance and Activisms, Embodied Resistances to Generational Traumas, and Medicinal Histories.

MA: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Queer Studies Minor, Oregon State University
BA: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

 

Leida (LK) Mae

PhD Program, 3rd Year
Chair: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill

Research Interests: Identity, decolonization, race, mixed-race, intersectionality, generational and cultural trauma, art and craft

MEd: Women’s Studies Specialization, Lakehead University
BEd: Primary/Junior Education, Lakehead University
BA: English, Glendon College, York University

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Carolina Melchor

MA Program

Jeana Moody

MA Program, 2nd Year
Chair: Dr. Bradley Boovy


Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, Affect Theory, Masculinities, Intersectional and Anti-Racist Feminist Pedagogies


BA:  Concentration - Gender Studies through Somatic Psychology and Creative Expression,  Fairhaven College at Western Washington University

 

 

 

Abby Mulcahy

PhD Program, Public Policy (expected graduation 2021) with Queer Studies Minor
Major Field: Public Health Policy
Advisor:  Dr. Carolyn Mendez-Luck
Minor Field: Queer Studies
Advisor: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill


Research Interests: Gender Issues in Public Health/Public Policy and the evolving understanding of Non-Binary Gender; Health Literacy; Cultural Competency of Care; Barriers in Access to Care; and Health Outcomes Specific to Sexual and Gender Minorities.  "My research examines health literacy, cultural competency of care, barriers in access to care, and health outcomes specific to sexual and gender minorities."


MPH: Texas A&M University
BA: University of Wyoming

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Marisa Moser

MAIS
Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT)
Advisor: Dr. Larry Roper


Research Interests: Queer Theory, Social Justice Education, Student Development Theory


BS:  Human Services, Oregon State University

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Odunola Oladejo

MA Student, 1st Year
Advisor:  Dr. Mehra Shirazi

Research Interests:  Transnational Feminism, Social Justice, Reproductive Justice, Women's Health

LL.B: Civil & Criminal Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

 Folasade Oludayo

Folasade (Folah) Oludayo

MA Student, 2nd Year
Advisor:  Dr. Susan Shaw


Research Interests: Interpersonal Violence on Women and Girl Child, Feminist Leadership and Pedagogy, Systemic Oppression using Transnational Lenses


M.Ed: Guidance & Counseling; University of Lagos, Lagos State,  Nigeria
B.Ed: Guidance & Counseling; University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

 

 

Dawn Schiller

MA Program
Chair: Dr. Susan Shaw

 

Samuel Z. Shelton

PhD Student, 1st Year
Minor:  Queer Studies
Chair: Dr. Patti Duncan


Research Interests: Violence and Trauma; Advocacy and Activism; Feminist, Queer, and Other Critical, Social Justice-Oriented Pedagogies


MA:  Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Queer Studies Minor, Oregon State University.  Graduate Certificate in College and University TEaching (GCCUT)
BA: English/Women’s Studies, Iowa State University
BS: Sociology, Iowa State University

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Nyk Steger

MA Program

Niamh Juniper Timmons

PhD Student, 1st Year
Chair: Dr. H Rakes

Research Interests: Anti-Carceral Praxis, Transwomxn Cultural Productions, Queer Sex Work, Radical Imaginaries, Disability Justice.

MA: American Studies, Washington State University
MA: Cultural Studies, University of Washington Bothell
BA:  The Evergreen State College

 

Ching-Chih Tseng

MA Program
Chair: Dr. Mehra Shirazi

Previous degree info:  Sociology, Dong Hai University, Taiwan

Research interests:  Indigenes women's life experiences in Taiwan

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Jennifer Venable

PhD Program, 3rd Year
Chair: Dr. Bradley Boovy

Research Interests: Critical Race Theory, Critical Whiteness Studies, Cajun and Southern Studies, Food Studies, Critical Animal Studies

MA: Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, Texas Woman’s University
BS: Psychology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Mike Vignal

Physics PhD Candidate, 5th Year
Major Field: Physics
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Gire
Minor Field: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Advisor: Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi

Research: Physics Education Research (PER)

"I study student sensemaking in physics, and I am especially interested in examining how different ways of knowing/locations of knowledge in physics impact student sensemaking. Physics education has historically been inhospitable and even hostile towards different ways of doing or knowing physics, and I want to examine the ways in which our limited ideas of what 'counts' as physics impact physics majors, individuals who leave physics, and other students who take physics courses."

MS: Physics, Oregon State University
BA: Physics, Reed College

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Luhui Whitebear

PhD Student, 3rd Year
Minor: Queer Studies
Chair: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill

Research Interests: Indigenous rhetorics, retelling of Indigenous histories as a way to reclaim Indigenous identities.  Luhui's research focuses on Indigenous rhetorics, Indigeneity & reclaiming of Indigenous identity/gender roles, missing & murdered Indigenous women, Indigenous resistance movements, and natural resource protection. Her most recent projects include the incorporation of heteropatriarchy in Native traditions and Indigenous intergenerational resistance.

MAIS: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Ethnic Studies/Queer Studies, Oregon State University
BA: Ethnic Studies & Anthropology, Oregon State University

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Minerva Zayas

MA Program, 2nd Year
Chair:  Dr. Susan Shaw

Research Interests:  Latinx Studies, Chicanx Studies, Chicana Feminist Thought, Feminist Leadership, LGBTQ+ Studies, Queer Theory, Women of Color, Queer of Color Critiques, Intersectionality, Social Justice Praxis and Pedagogy, Activism, and Leadership.

BA:  Women & Gender Study, Psychology, Minor in Spanish, McNair Scholar.  Eastern Washington University

Contact: zayasm@oregonstate.edu

 

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