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Graduate Student Mentors

Graduate student mentors are available for meetings with undergraduate students to discuss their work or questions undergraduate students might have about sociology as a discipline, graduate school, careers, etc. When considering a senior thesis topic, students may also find it helpful to meet with a graduate student specializing in that area of research.

Meetings with graduate student mentors are by appointment only. You may email a mentor directly, or email sociol@northwestern.edu to be scheduled according to mentor availability.

Graduate Student Name and Email Year in Program Research Interests Research Methods Non-Academic Expertise
Nicholas Bascuñan-Wiley
NicholasBascunan-Wiley2022@u.northwestern.edu
1st Identity formation in diasporic communities, migration and transnational networks, and Middle East Studies Interviews, ethnography International travel and internships

Anya Degenshein
adegenshein@u.northwestern.edu

6th Criminal justice, law and society, social and economic inequality, deviance, theory, risk, surveillance Ethnography Court advocate in Manhattan for 2 years, English teacher in Chile for 1.5 years

Gabriela Kirk
gabrielakirk2022@u.northwestern.edu

2nd Criminal justice, urban sociology, social and economic inequality In-depth interviewing, ethnography Nonprofit consulting work

Jeremy Kuperberg
jeremykuperberg2016@u.northwestern.edu

2nd Ethnic conflict, law and society, post-conflict processes, collective memory Interviews, comparative-historical Education, international nonprofit work

Alyssa Lynne
alyssalynne2022@u.northwestern.edu

2nd Gender, transgender studies, medical sociology, Southeast Asia In-depth interviewing, ethnography AmeriCorps for 1 year, Trader Joe's Crew for 1 year, Health Insurance Navigator for 2 years

Anna Michelson
AnnaMichelson2015@u.northwestern.edu

3rd Cultural sociology, popular culture and media, gender/sexuality, education Ethnography, Interviews, and limited experience with comparative-historical and content analysis AmeriCorps for 2 years

Stefan Vogler
stefanvogler2012@u.northwestern.edu

6th Gender, sexuality, law, and science and knowledge Content analysis, historical/ comparative, interviews, and ethnography Finance
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